Head of the Department

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Head of the Department / Professor in Finance
B.Sc. Mgt. (Public) (Special) (SJP); M.Sc. Management (SJP); PhD (Chukyo, Japan); APFDA; AITD (SL)

Qualifications

Academic

  • PhD in Finance, Nagoya University & Chukyo University, Japan (Japanese Government –Monbukagakusho Scholar)
  • M.Sc. in Management (Finance), University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • B.Sc. in Management (Public) Special Degree (Hons), University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Professional

  • MCSI, UK (Member of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments)
  • Professional Examination, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka
  • MAAT (Association of Accounting Technicians, Sri Lanka)

Positions Held

Current

  • Professor in Finance
  • Coordinator; FIN 3320 Corporate Finance Course
  • Coordinator; FIN 4325 Corporate Governance
  • Coordinator; FIN 4331 Internship in Finance & Accounting  & Fin 4630 Internship in Finance
  • Chairman; Accreditation Committee of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce

 Past:

  • Director General; Securities and  Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (2012 to 2013)
  • Director;Capital Market Education & Training (CMET) of the Securities and  Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (2008 to 2013)
  • Accountant; Sri Lanka Accountancy Service, Ministry of Finance (1992 to 1995)
  • Audit Examiner;Auditor General’s Department (1990 to 1992)
  • Cost Officer; Noritake Lanka Porcelain (An Associate company of Noritake – Japan) (1987 to 1990)

Areas of Research Interest

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Literacy
  • Dividend Policy
  • Capital Markets & Investments
  • Multi-disciplinary studies (mainly relating to Finance, HR, Accounting, Marketing & Strategy)
  • Self-Management 

Publications

Academic Research

  • Corporate Governance Best Practices and Current Views based on Evidence from Sri Lankan Corporate Boards, August, 2010.
  • A Contemporary Analysis of Japanese Corporate Boards, (A Joint Paper with Dr. N. Nakagaki, Senior Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business Administration, Chukyo University), Proceedings of 12th Annual Global Finance Conference, Session 4: Corporate Governance, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, June 27-29 2005, http://www.gfc2005.org, ISBN: 0-9768149-5-1
  • An Empirical Analysis of Japanese Corporate Boards, Journal of the Graduate School of Business Administration (Chukyo Keiei Kiyoh)  , Graduate School of Business Administration, Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan, February 2005. ISSN 1346-3985
  • Corporate Governance of Japanese Enterprise, (A Joint Paper with Dr. N. Nakagaki, Senior Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business Administration, Chukyo University), Journal of the Faculty of Management, (Chukyo Keiei Kenkyu), Graduate School of Business Administration, Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan, March 2004. ISSN 0919-9209
  • Current View and Issues of Japanese Corporate Governance, Proceedings of 11th Annual Global Finance Conference & The University of Texas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 4-6, 2004
  • Contemporary Issues in Japanese Financial System, A conference paper presented at Japan Society for Applied Management (JSAM – Chubu Division), Nagoya, 17th July 2003
  • Dividend Announcements, Firm size and Dividend growth in the Sri Lankan Stock Market (A joint research paper with Prof. Lalith P. Samarakoon, Professor of Finance, University of St. Thomas, USA), Sri Lankan Journal of Management, Vol. 7, Nos. 3&4, July December, 2002, p. 228-245
  • Dividend Signalling, Market Response to Dividend Change and Capital Market Efficiency: An Empirical Analysis (A research paper presented and published in Annual Research Sessions 2000/2001 of the Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Colombo, Sri Lanka-ISBN 955-9054-34-1), 2001

Business Research

  • Overview of Corporate Governance: Country-level Evidence of Japan and Sri Lanka (A joint paper with Samanthi Senaratne, Professor in Accounting, Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura), 15th Annual Global Finance Conference, College of Business at Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China, May 18-20, 2008
  • Quantifying Corporate Governance: Corporate Governance Quotient, Journal of the Graduate School of Business Administration (Chukyo Keiei Kiyoh), Graduate School of Business Administration, Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan, February 2006. ISSN 1346-3985
  • Corporate Governance Practices, Performance & Emerging Governance Features of Japanese Companies, Proceedings of 12th Annual Global Finance Conference, Session 4h: Corporate Governance, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, June 27-29 2005, http://www.gfc2005.org, ISBN: 0-9768149-5-1
  • Adherence to Japanese Corporate Governance Essentials, Performance & Emerging Characteristics, A paper presented at Annual National Research Conference of Japan Society for Applied Management (JSAM), Asia University, September 2004
  • Corporate Restructuring in Japan (A Joint Paper with Dr. N. Nakagaki, Senior Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business Administration, Chukyo University), Journal of the Faculty of Management, (Chukyo Keiei Kenkyu), Graduate School of Business Administration, Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan, July 2004. ISSN 0919-9209
  • How is the Current View of Japanese Corporate Governance? A Snapshot of the Present Corporate Governance in Japan, Journal of the Graduate School of Business Administration (Chukyo Keiei Kiyoh), Graduate School of Business Administration, Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan, March 2004. ISSN 1346-3985
  • Contemporary Issues in Japanese Corporate Governance, A paper presented at Annual National Research Conference of Japan Society for Applied Management (JSAM), Dohto University, Hokkaido, 19th September 2003

Books

  • Highlights of Corporate Financing & Governance: The Japanese Experience – Post World War II, 2009
  • Evolving Trends in Management: Lessons from Japan, 2009
  • Strategic Life Direction Model: A Proven, Effective Self-Management Formula for Optimum Performance, 2009

Key Note Addresses and Major Presentations

  • “Handling Key issues in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics: To be true to self & beyond rules and regulations” Keynote address, 3rd International Conference on Management and Economics on the theme of ‘Reshaping Management and Economic Thinking through Integrating Eco-friendly and Ethical Practices’ Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka on 26th and 27th February 2014 (with the collaboration of University of Nordland, Norway, University of Agder, Norway)
  • “The Need of Effective Corporate Governance Framework and other Regulatory Responses Aftermath Global Financial Crisis”, Special seminar for Bangladesh & Sri Lankan Central Bank, Central Bank of Sri Lanka,  19/11/2011
  • “Capital Market Development: The Bankers’ Role”, at the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, 05/11/2011
  • “Marketing & Globalization; Lessons for Sri Lanka”, Keynote Speech at the Zonal Commerce Day – Colombo & Nugegoda  25/11/2011
  • “Investing in the Colombo Stock Exchange”, Special Speech at the Investor Day –  2011 at SLECC Colombo 22/10/2011
  • “Current Status & Challenges Facing Investor Education Initiatives”, Centre for Banking Studies (CBS) of Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), 15/9/2011
  • “Mistakes & Myths in Investing”, Special Speech at the Investor Day of SEC –  2010 at BMICH, 24/10/2010
  • “Corporate Governance Best Practices and Current Views based on Evidence from Sri Lankan Corporate Boards”, Chaired by Jane Diplock (Chairperson – IOSCO), Programme for Listed Company Directors, September 2010
  • “Postwar Sri Lankan Capital Market & Future Prospects”, Centre for Banking Studies (CBS) of Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), 24/06/2010
  • “Re-shaping of Corporate Governance on Global Financial Crisis”, Special address for Bangladesh & Sri Lankan Central Bank, Centre for Banking Studies (CBS) of Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) 29/03/2009
  • “Take Time for Yourself – Make Time for Success” at the Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (Organized by the Staff Development Programme) on 10/10/2007
  • “Quantifying Corporate Governance: Corporate Governance Quotient”, Graduate School of Business Administration, Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan on 20/11/2005
  • “A Contemporary Analysis of Japanese Corporate Boards” (A Joint presentation with Dr. N. Nakagaki, Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business Administration, Chukyo University, Japan.) at 12th Annual Global Finance Conference, Global Finance Association, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland on 27-29 /06/2005
  • “Corporate Governance Practices, Performance & Emerging Governance Features of Japanese Companies” at 12th Annual Global Finance Conference, Global Finance Association, Trinity College, Ireland on 27-29 /06/2005
  • “Corporate Governance Quotient (CGQ): Concept and Methodology” at the annual conference of Japan Society for Applied Management (JSAM – Chubu Division), Nagoya, Japan on 04/06/2005
  • “Blasting the Black Box? An Analysis of Corporate Boards” at the Annual Conference of Japan Society for Applied Management (JSAM – Chubu Division), Nagoya, Japan on 18/12/2004.
  • “Sayonara to Japanese Ceremonial Board! An Analysis of Corporate Boards” at the Annual Research Session – 2004 of Graduate School of Business Administration, Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan on 17/11/2004
  • “Adherence to Japanese Corporate Governance Essentials, Performance & Emerging Characteristics” at the Annual National Research Conference of Japan Society for Applied Management (JSAM), Asia University, Tokyo, Japan on 19/09/2004
  • “Corporate Governance and Performance of Japanese Companies” at the Japan Society for Applied Management (JSAM – Chubu Division), Nagoya, Japan on 06/03/2004
  • “How is the Current View of Japanese Corporate Governance?  A Snapshot of the Present Corporate Governance in Japan” at the Annual Research Session – 2003 of Graduate School of Business Administration, Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan on 25/11/2003
  • “Contemporary Issues in Japanese Corporate Governance” at the Annual National Research Conference of Japan Society for Applied Management (JSAM), Dohto University, Hokkaido, Japan on 19/09/2003
  • “Contemporary Issues in Japanese Financial System” at the annual conference of Japan Society for Applied Management (JSAM – Chubu Division), Nagoya on 19/07/2003

Awards and Honors

  • Professor in Finance in the National University System (on Merit)
  • Prestigious Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholar
  • Best International Research Student of the year – 2006 (Chukyo University, Japan)

Courses Taught in the University System

  • Corporate Finance/Financial Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Management
  • Auditing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Public Administration
  • Training & Development
  • Project Management

Guest Lectures

Guest Lecture

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Chartered Institute for securities & Investments – MCSI, (UK)
  • Member of the Governance Research Institute of Sri Lanka – MGRIS (SL)
  • Member of the Japan Society for Applied Management – MJSAM (Japan)
  • Member of the Institute of Public Finance and Development Accountancy – MPFDA
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development – MITD
  • Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians – MAAT

Other Interests

  • Music
  • Script writing
  • Social Services

Special Involvements

  • Chairman, YADAMA Association of Sri Lanka
  • Chairman, Governance Research Institute of Sri Lanka – GRISL

Contact Details

  • Email: dissa@sjp.ac.lk
  • Telephone:+94-011-2758303

 

Professor in Finance
Professor in Finance
B.Sc. Bus. Admin. (Special) (SJP); MBA (Ottawa); MAAT
Associate Professor in Finance
Associate Professor in Finance
B.Sc. Bus. Admin. (Special) (SJP); MBA (Colombo); PhD (AUEB)
Senior Lecturer

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Senior Lecturer
B.Com. (Special) (SJP); MBA (AIT); PhD Victoria (Australia) 

Qualifications 

  • PhD in Finance, Victoria University, Australia
  • MBA, AIT, Thailand
  • B.Com (Honours), First Class, University Sri Jayewardenpura

Positions Held

  • Head; Department of Finance, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2008-2009)
  • Program Coordinator; M.Sc. in Applied Finance Graduate Program (2015 to date)
  • Conference Co-chair; International Conference on Business Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2015)
  • Course Coordinator; Financial Management, International Financial Management, Financial derivatives

Areas of Research Interest   

  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Working Capital Management
  • Capital Market

Publications

  • Perera KLW, and Kulendran N, (2016), Short-run Underpricing and its Determinants: Evidence from Australian IPOs”, Journal of Corporate Ownership and Control (Volume 13).
  • Perera KLW, and Kulendran N, (2016), New Evidence of Short-run Underpricing in Australian IPOs, Investment Management and Financial Innovations (Volume 13)
  • Perera KLW, and Kulendran N, (2016), Why does underperformance of IPOs in the long-run become debatable? A theoretical review , International Journal of Accounting & Business finance (Volume 3)
  • Perera KLW, and Kulendran N, (2015), Why do IPOs leave money on the table for investors on the first day of trading? A theoretical review, International Journal of Accounting & Business Finance (Volume 1)
  • Perera KLW, and Wickremasinghe GB, (2010), “Working Capital Management Practices of Manufacturing Sector Companies in Sri Lanka: Survey Evidence”, Investment Management and Financial Innovations. (ERA listed)
  • Perera KLW, Pandey I.M., and Gupta J.P.,(1998), “Working Capital Management in Sri Lanka”, Euro-Asia Journal of Management. (ERA listed)
  • Perera KLW, and Kulendran N, (2015), Why do IPOs leave money on the table for investors on the first day of trading? A theoretical review, 2nd International Conference on Cotemporary Management (ICCM), Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • Perera KLW, and Kulendran N, (2015), Why does underperformance of IPOs in the long-run become debatable? A theoretical review , 4th International Conference on Management and Economics (ICME), Matara, Sri Lanka.
  • Perera KLW, and Kulendran N, (2013), ‘Evaluation of Short-Run Market performance and Its Determinants using Binary Models: Evidence from Australian IPOs’, 10th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM), Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Perera KLW, and Kulendran N, (2012), New Evidence of Short-run Underpricing in Australian IPOs, 3th Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance in Melbourne organized by the Faulty of Business and Law, Latrobe University, Australia.   This paper was short-listed for an award by the FCGC review committee and later listed on SSRN’s TOP Ten download list for: CGN: Equity issue at the IPO & in Mid-Stream (Topic).
  • Perera KLW, and Kulendran N, (2012), Short-run Underpricing and its Determinants: New Evidence from Australian IPOs”, AIB-ANZ Annual Symposium, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Perera KLW, and Kulendran N, (2012), Short-run Underpricing and its Determinants: Using Binary Models with Australian Evidence”, Research Day Program, School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business and Law, Victoria University, Australia.
  • Perera KLW, and Kulendran N, (2011), A Review of IPO market performance, 8th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Perera KLW, and Kulendran N, (2011), A Review of IPO Market Performance, Research Day Program, School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business and Law, Victoria University, Australia.
  • Perera KLW, (2006), “An Empirical Evidence of Working Capital Management in Sri Lanka”, International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. This paper was awarded a gold medal for the best research presentation.
  • Perera KLW, (2007),”Principles of Financial Management”, Tharanjee Printers, Pasan Publishing.

Awards and Honors  

  • The best research (Doctor of Philosophy) student award in 2015, College of Business, University of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gold medal in 2006 for the best Research Presentation in the field of Financial Management at the International Research Symposium conducted by Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) in 2010, University of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.
  • DAAD Scholarship in 1994 , Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand.

Courses Taught

Local Universities

  • Financial Management
  • Business Finance
  • International Financial Management
  • Financing of International Trade
  • International Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Accounting

Foreign Universities

  • Treasury Risk Management
  • Risk Management Models
  • International Banking and Finance
  • Business Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Business Statistics

Other Interests 

  • Playing Cricket
  • Listening to music
  • Watching movies

Contact Details

  • Email: wasantha.perera@sjp.ac.lk
  • Telephone:+94-011-2758350
Senior Lecturer

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Senior Lecturer
B.Sc. Bus. Admin. (Special) (SJP); MBA (Colombo); MBA (Wakayama); PhD (Japan)

Qualifications

  • PhD(Finance), Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  • MBA, Wakayama University, Japan
  • MBA, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • B.Sc. (Business Administration),First Class. Hons., University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Positions Held

  • Student Counselor; Part Time (2015).
  • Head; Department of Finance,University of Sri Jayewardenepura(2009 August to 2012 August).
  • Program Coordinator; MSc in Applied Finance,University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2010 February to 2012 February).
  • Program Coordinator; PhD program in Management,University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2011).
  • Director; HETC project,University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2010 to 2011).

Areas of Research Interest

  • FDI
  • Exchange Rate determination
  • Counseling

Courses Taught at the University

  • FIN 2321 Financial Management,
  • FIN 4322 International Financial Management
  • FIN 4320 Research Methodology in Finance
  • Contact Details

 

Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer 
B.Sc. Bus. Admin. (Special) (SJP); MBA (PIM – SJP); MBA (Shiga); PhD (Shiga, Japan)

Qualifications

  • PhD, Shiga, Japan
  • MBA, Shiga, Japan
  • MBA, Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka
  • B.Sc. Special (Business Administration), First Class, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Positions Held

  • Head; Department of Finance of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2012 to date).
  • Secretary;  University Teachers Association, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, (March 2013 – March 2014)
  • Secretary;  Curriculum Development Committee, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2013 to date)
  • Coordinator; Postgraduate Centre for Business Studies (MBA/MPM/MSc Management degree programs) conducted by the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce,University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2006 to 2012).
  • Chairman; Organizing Committee of the 8th International Conference on Business Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2008).
  • Coordinator; B.Sc. Business Administration (General) External Degree Program,University of Sri Jayewardenepura (1998 to 2000).
  • Coordinator;  specialization field of Financial Management of Business Administration (Special) Degree Program,University of Sri Jayewardenepura(1998 to 2000).
  • Subject Coordinator; FIN 2301 Financial Management (2006 to 2012).
  • Committee Member; University Teachers’ Association (2007) of the University and represented the association in the Housing Committee of the University.
  • Committee Member; Organizing Committee of the 7th International Conference on Business Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura(2007).

Areas of Research Interest

  • Capital Asset Pricing
  • Capital Markets and Market Efficiency
  • Investor Behaviour

Publications

  • Perera K L U D, Nimal P D, (2015), Information Content of Insider Trading: Evidence from Colombo Stock Exchange, Asian Journal Of Management Research, Vol. 5(4), pp 570-582.
  • Edirisinghe U C, Nimal P D, (2015), Stock Price Reaction to Announcement of Right Issues and Debenture Issues: Evidence from Colombo Stock Exchange, International Journal of Business and Social Research, Vol. 5(2), pp 67-77.
  • Fernando J M R, Nimal P D, (2014), Does Risk Management Affect on Bank Efficiency? An Analysis of Sri Lankan Banking Sector, International Journal of Management and Sustainability, Vol. 3(2), pp 97-110.
  • Anuradha P A N S, Nimal P D, (2014), Revisiting the Momentum in Stock Returns: Evidence from the Colombo Stock Exchange in Sri Lanka, Colombo Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Research, Vol. 1, pp 27-45.
  • Fernando J M R, Nimal P D, (2013), Does Ownership and Size Influence Bank Efficiency? Evidence from Sri Lankan Banking Sector, Ruhuna Journal of Management and Finance, Vol. 1, pp 83-92.
  • Nimal P D, Fernando S, (2013), The Conditional Relation Between Beta and Returns; Evidence from Japan and Sri Lanka, The Hikone Ronso, No. 395, pp 94-105.
  • Fernando S, Nimal P D,  (2013), Conflicting Effects of Market Volatility on the Power of Two-Pass OLS Test of the CAPM; A Simulation Analysis, Kelaniya Journal of Management, Vol. 2, pp 18-38.
  • Nimal P D, Jinghui Dong, Minoru Yoshida, and Yoshio Iihara, 2004, An Efficient Algorithm for Binomial Option Pricing, Journal of Japan Society of Business Mathematics, Vol. 26, pp 105-116.
  • Nimal P D, 2006, “The Conditional Relation between Beta and Returns: Evidence from Japan”, The Hikone Ronso, No. 357, pp 195-214.
  • Nimal P D, “Relationship between Stock Returns and Selected Fundamental Variables: Evidence from Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Journal of Management, July-September, 1997, pp. 268-287.

 

 

Presentations

  •  Abeysekara A, Nimal P D,(2014), The Impact of the Financial Sector on Asset Pricing Tests: Evidence from the Colombo Stock Exchange, Published in the Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Research Conference on Management and Finance, University of Colombo.
  • Nimal P D, and Perera K L U D, (2014), Information Content of Insider Trading Volumes in Colombo Stock Exchange, published in the Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM).
  • Perera K L U D, Nimal P D, (2014) Information Content of Insider Trading: Evidence from the Colombo Stock Exchange, Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions, pp 50.
  • Anuradha P A N S, Nimal P D, (2013), Momentum in Stock Returns: Evidence from Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo, pp 75.
  • Fernando S, Nimal P D, (2010), The Conditional Relation Between Beta and Return: Evidence from Japan and Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 5th Annual International Research Conference on Management and Finance, University of Colombo.
  • Fernando S, Nimal P D,  (2009), The Power of Two-Pass OLS Test of the CAPM: Simulation Analysis of the Colombo Stock Exchange, Proceedings of the 4thAnnual International Research Conference on Management and Finance, University of Colombo.
  • Seneviratna S M C, Nimal P D, (2009), Size and Book to Market factors in Explaining Equity Returns and Earnings: Evidence from Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Research Conference on Management and Finance, University of Colombo.
  • Nimal P D, and Horimoto S, (2004), The Characteristics of Stock Returns:Evidence from TSE 1st Section, Association of Corporate Finance, Meiji University, Tokyo.
  • Nimal P D, and Horimoto S, (2005), The Conditional Relation between Beta and Returns: Evidence from Japan, Association of Corporate Finance, Kobe University.

 Awards and Honors

  • Professor Lenus Silva Gold Medal for obtaining highest aggregate marks in the B.Sc. Business Administration Degree in 1992.
  • Japanese Government “Mombukagakusho” scholarship in 2000 to do higher studies in Japan.
  • Award for the one of most outstanding three papers at the 5th Annual International Research Conference on Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Nimal P. D, and Sandun Fernando, (2010), The Conditional Relation Between Beta and Return: Evidence from Japan and Sri Lanka.

 

 

 

 

Lecturing Experience

Master Programs

  • MBA Program, University of Colombo
    • Lecturer of the Investment Management course for last six Years.
    • Lecturer of the Financial Derivatives course for last six Years.
  • MBA Program at the Department of Mathematics, University of Moratuwa
    • Lecturer of Business Statistics
  • MBA Program at the Department of Management of Technology, University of Moratuwa
    • Lecturer of Financial Management Course
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Univercity of Moratuwa
    • Lecturer of the Financial Management course for last two Years.
  • MBA program at the University of Kelaniya
    • Lecturer of the Financial Derivatives section of the Financial Management course.
  • PGDM at Rajarata University
    • Lecturer of the Financial management course for last Four Years.
  • MSc in Applied finance, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    • Lecturer of the Investment Management course for last three Years
    • Lecturer of the Financial mathematics course for last three Years
  • MBA/MPM/MSc in Management program at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    • Lecturer of the Financial Management course for last two Years.
    • Lecturer of the Investment management course for last Four Years.

Undergraduate Programs, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

  • FIN 2320 Financial Mathematics
  • FIN 2321 Financial Management
  • FIN 3323 Financial Modeling
  • FIN 3321 Investment and Portfolio Management I
  • FIN 3324 Investment and Portfolio Management I
  • FIN 4326 Financial Derivatives
  • FIN 4322 International Financial Management
  • FIN 4320 Research methodology
  • FIN 4629 Supervisor of Research Projects

Other Interests

  • Listening Music
  • Watching Films
  • Playing Cricket
  • Travelling

Contact Details

  • Email: pdnimal@gmail.com
  • Telephone: +94-011-2758328
Senior Lecturer

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Senior Lecturer 
B.Sc. Acc. (Special) (SJP); MBA (PIM – SJP); Attorney at Law

Qualifications

Academic

  • Master of Business Administration ,Merit Pass , Postgraduate Institute of Management
  • B.Sc. Accountancy (Special). First Class, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Professional

  • Attorney at Law, Notary PublicSri Lanka Law College
  • SEDA (UK) – Accredited, Staff and Educational Development Association (UK)
  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE), Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo
  • Certificate in Educational Technology for Teachers of Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, Staff Development Centre, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Positions Held

  • Coordinator; Master /Diploma in Applied Finace, Department of Finance, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Asset Pricing Models
  • Market Efficiency
  • Ownership Structure of Firms

Publications

  • Three Factor Asset Pricing Model in Explaining Cross Section of Stock Returns in Sri Lanka (2008), International Conference in Business Management, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce,University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Inflation, Corporate Financial Policy and Sustainable Growth (2010)Lakshman Alles, Chandana Gunathilaka, N.S.Nanayakkara, International Research Conference, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo.

Courses Taught at the University

B.Sc. Finance (Special) Degree

  • FIN 2321 Financial Management
  • FIN 2320 Financial Mathematics
  • FIN 3323 Financial Modeling and Forecasting
  • FIN 3321/ FIN 3324 Investment and Portfolio Management

M.Sc.Applied Finance/Master of Business Administration MBA

  • Financial Modeling and Forecasting

Contact Details

  • Email: neelangie@gmail.com
  • Telephone: +094-011-2758325

 

 

Senior Lecturer

 

 

 

Senior Lecturer
B.Sc (Acc.) Sp.; MBA (Fin.); MABE(UK); FMAAT; FCA, PhD (Finance) (UNIMAS)

Qualifications

Academic

  • PhD (Finance) University of Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia, 2016.
  • MBA (Finance), University of Colombo, 2008
  • B.Sc. Accounting. Special. University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2000

Professional

  • Fellow Chartered Accountant, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL)
  • MABE, Association of Business Executives, UK
  • Fellow Member Association of Accounting Technicians, AAT Sri Lanka

Positions Held

  • Coordinator; M.Sc. Applied Finance Program, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2013)
  • Chair; Research Symposium, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (mid 2011)
  • Chair; Research Symposium, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (end 2011)
  • Treasurer; Conference Committee, International Conference on Business Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2010)
  • Co-writer; Report on Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Department of Finance, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2009)
  • Chief in Judges Panel/Co-setter quizzes, Southern Province Quiz Competition conducted by ICASL (2008)
  • Alternate Chairman; Promotion Committee, ICASL (2008)
  • Member; Conference Committee, International Conference of Business Management (2005)
  • Member; Education Committee, AAT Sri Lanka (2004-2005)
  • Member; The Best Corporate Report Selection Committee Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (2002 and 2003)

Areas of Research Interest

  • Financial Economics

Publications

Conference Papers

  1. Factors Influencing Stock Selection Decision: The Case of Retail Investors in Colombo Stock Exchange (2014), International Conference on Business Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  2. Day of the week effect in equity market: evidence from Bursa Malaysia (2014),Co-author: Daw Tin Hla, University of Malaysia Sarawak, ICTR, Business and innovation conference, Swinburne University of Technology: Sarawak, Malaysia.
  3. Firm Size, Ownership  Concentration and Payout Policy in Malaysia (2014), Co-author Prof. Mohamad Jais, University of Malaysia Sarawak, International Borneo Business Conference, Kuching, Malaysia
  4. Day of the Week Anomaly in Colombo Stock Exchange: is it a result of inappropriate test methods?(2013), International Conference on Business Management , University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  5. Corporate Financial Distress Prediction in Sri Lanka: An Application of Altman’s Models (2013), International Conference on Business Management , University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  6. Stock Splits in Sri Lanka: Valuation Effects & Market Liquidity (2011), International Conference on Business Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  7. Tax evasion ethics: empirical evidence from Sri Lanka (2011), International Conference on Business Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  8. Ownership structure and dividend policy in Sri Lanka (2009), International Conference on Business Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  9. Inflation, Corporate Financial Policy and Sustainable Growth (2008), Co-author: Prof. L T Alles, Curtin Business School, Perth, Australia, International Research Conference, University of Colombo.
  10. Modeling Market Sentiment in Pricing Stocks:A Five Factor Model Specification for Bursa Malaysia, R & D Exposition (2015), University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia.
  11. Adaptation  Puzzle  of War Widows: the Social Risk of becoming a (Fe)Male (2013) Co-author: Edirisinghe  A, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, International Research Conference, University of Kelaniya.
  12. Capital Structure of Sri Lankan Firms: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis (2012), Annual Research Conference, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  13. Ownership Structure & Capital Structure Interaction: Evidence from Sri Lankan Panel Data (2012), International Research Conference, Jaffna University of Sri Lanka.
  14. Returns to Liquidity and Impact of Investor Sentiment in Malaysian Stock Market, 2015, International Conference in Finance-IFMA, Indonesia.
  15. The role of investor sentiment and human capital in Malaysian equity market: measurement and performance in multifactor models, 2015,Conference on Contemporary Issues on Accounting and Finance, Malaysia.
  16. Revered Size, BM and Momentum Effects: A review of Malaysian Equity returns behaviour, 2016, ARBUHUM, Indonesia.

Articles in Journals  

  1. Day of the Week Effect: An Enduring  Anomaly in Bursa Malaysia, IUP Journal of Applied Finance, 21 (4), 38-50
  2. Illiquidity exposure of size and value in Malaysian equity returns,International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Vol 10 (2),81-90
  3. Financial Distress Prediction: A Comparative  Study of Solvency Test and Z-Score Models with Reference to Sri Lanka (2014), IUP Journal of Financial Risk Management Vol. XI, No. 3, pp.1-12.
  4. Audit Expectations gap in Sri Lanka: the Role of Policy Makers (2012) ZENITH: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Vol.2, Issue 10, pp1-12.
  5. Audit Expectations gap in Sri Lanka: the Role of Policy Makers (2012) ,EXCEL International Journal of Multidisciplinary Management Studies 2012, Vol.2, Issue 10, pp364-375,Online ISSN : 2249-8834.
  6. What Drives Dividend Policy? Evidence from Sri Lanka: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis (2012), Wayamba Journal of Management, Vol.3, Issue 2, pp1-16.
  7. Reversed Size, Book-to-Market and Momentum Effects: A Review of Malaysian Equity Returns Behavior
    Advanced Science Letters 23 (1), 15-19
  8. Illiquidity, Investor Sentiment and Stock Returns: Evidence from Malaysia International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 7 (4), 478-487.
  9. Investor Sentiment and Asset Pricing: A Review. Vidyodaya Journal of Management 3 (1), 77-91.

 

Books and Chapters

  1. iud.u’ .sKqu’lrKh yd .sKqu’lrK m%us; Ndjs;h (Accounting for Companies and Application of Accounting Standards); 2005,ISBN 955-99042-0 -3
  2. iud.u’ uQ,H m%ldYk yd .sKqu’lrK m%us; js.%yh (Financial Statements of Companies and Explanation of Standards); 2007,SBN 955-99042-1-2
  3. 6 chapters of Wiia fm< .sKqu’lrKh (Advanced Accounting-Educational Publications); 2011,ISBN 955-0693-00-9
  4. uQ,H jdra;dlrKfha uQ,sl isoaOdka (Essentials of Financial Reporting-Sarasavi Publishers); 2012, ISBN 955-671-500-2
  5. Hand Book on Sri Lanka Accounting Standards; 2007, ICASL
  6. .sKqus;rK ixl,am” uQ,Orau yd cd;Hka;r uQ,H jdra;dlrKfha wNsfhda (Accounting Concepts, Principles and the Challenge of International Financial Reporting-Godage Publications); 2012, ISBN: 978-955-30-3668-1
  7. mrsp’fPao 6( wdfhdack ;SrKmssrsjeh yd l<ukdlrK .KldOslrKh (Cost and Management Accounting-Educational Publications); 2012, ISBN: 978-955-0693-01-6

Awards and Honors

  1. PhD Scholarship, National Centre for Advanced Studies, UGC of Sri Lanka, 2013
  2. ZAMALAH Postgraduate Scholarship, University of Malaysia Sarawak, 2013
  3. Outstanding paper award, Conference on Contemporary Issues in Accounting & Finance, Kuching, Malaysia, 2015
  4. Bronze Medal for Invention, Research & Development Exposition, UNIMAS, Malaysia, 2015

Courses Taught at the University

  • Financial Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Investment and Portfolio

Other Interests

  • Author of detective series of fiction – ‘Andun Diviya’ (Sinahala)

Contact Details

  • Email: chandana@sjp.ac.lk

 

 

 

Senior Lecturer

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Senior Lecturer 
B.Sc. Bus. Admin. (Special) (SJP); MBA (Finance) (Colombo)

Qualifications

Academic

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Finance (PhD) (Reading),University of Colombo
  • Master of Business Administration (Finance),University of Colombo
  • B.Sc. Business Administration (Special) Degree, First Class, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Other

  • Certificate in Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers,Executive Program in Management,Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands
  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education,With the Accreditation of Staff and Educational Development Association, (SEDA), University of Colombo

Positions Held

  • Chief Examiner;  (G.C.E) Advanced Level Examination Evaluation- in Accounting (2005 to date)
  • Controller;  (G.C.E) Ordinary Level Examination in Business and  Accounting Studies (2007 to date)

Area of Research Interest

  • The Capital Assets Pricing Anomalies
  • Investor Behaviors

Publications

  •  Revisiting the Momentum in Stock Returns: Evidence  from the Colombo Stock Exchange in Sri Lanka, (June 2014) Colombo Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Research.
  • The Conditional Relation between Beta and Returns: Evidence from Sri Lanka, Wayamba Journal of Management,  3rd Issue.

 

 

Courses Taught at the University

  • FIN 2321 Financial Management
  • FIN 4322 International Financial Management
  • FIN 4320 Research Methodology in Finance

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
 

Senior Lecturer
B.Sc. Fin. (Special) (SJP); M.Sc.Management(SJP)

Qualifications

Academic

  • Master of Science in Management, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • B.Sc. Finance (Special) Degree, First Class, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Other

  • Certificate Course in Teaching in Higher Education in Sri Lanka conducted by the Staff Development Center, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Positions Held

  • Member; Accreditation Sub-Committee (2015 to date)
  • University Liaison; CFA Sri Lanka Research Challenge (2015)
  • Committee Member; Organizing Committee-International Conference on Business Management (ICBM) 2011, 2012, and 2013, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Academic Mentor; Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2015 to date)
  • Student Counselor; University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2014)
  • Senior Treasurer; Students’ Association of Finance (SAF) (2014)

Other Positions Held

  • Academic Supervisor; appointed by the Department of Finance for the survey conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka to assess the level of Capital Market awareness among Sri Lankans.

Areas of Research Interest 

  • Capital Asset Pricing
  • Real Estate Finance

Publications

  • Stock Splits in Sri Lanka: Valuation Effects and Market Liquidity” – Joint research paper with Mr. A.G.C.Gunathilaka, published in the Proceedings of the 08thInternational Conference on Business Management (ICBM) conducted by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2011.

Courses Taught at the University

  • FIN 2321 Financial Management
  • FIN 2320 Financial Mathematics
  • FIN 3321 Investment and Portfolio Management I
  • FIN 4322 International Financial Management
  • FIN 4328 Real Estate Finance

Visiting Appointments

  • Advanced Diploma in Marketing Management, Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura – Financial Management (2015).

 Other Interests 

  • Teaching
  • Reading Books on Finance and Economics
  • Self-studying software packages for statistical analysis

Contact Details

  • Email: kongahawatte@yahoo.com
  • Telephone: +94-011-2758329
Lecturer

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Lecturer (On study leave) 
B.Sc. Fin. (Special) (SJP); MBA (Finance) (Colombo)

Qualifications

Academic

  • Master of Business Administration in Finance Degree,University of Colombo
  • B.Sc. Finance (Special) Degree, First Class, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Other

  • Certificate Course in Teaching in Higher Education in Sri Lanka conducted by the Staff Development Center, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Positions Held within the University

  • University Liaison; CFA Sri Lanka Research Challenge (2013 and 2014)
  • Committee Member;  Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Business Management (ICBM)  Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, (2012-2014).
  • Academic Mentor; Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Student Counselor; University of Sri Jayewardenepura, (2014)
  • Senior Auditor; Students’ Association of Finance (SAF) (2013 – 2014)

Other Positions Held

  • A Writer to the project compiling a Glossary for Business Studies and Accounting Students conducted by the Publication Department of the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka (Since 2013).
  • A Writer of the project for writing Business Studies & Accounting Text Book of Grade 10 of the Revised Ordinary Level School Curriculum 2014 conducted by the Publication Department of the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka.
  • A Writer of the project for writing Business Studies & Accounting Text Book of Grade 11 of the Revised Ordinary Level School Curriculum 2014 conducted by the Publication Department of the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka. 

Areas of Research Interest 

  • Insider Trading
  • Market Efficiency
  • Corporate Finance 

Publications

  • Information content of insider trading: Evidence from Colombo Stock Exchange (2015) Asian Journal of Management Research, Volume 5, Issue 4, Co-authored with Dr. P.D. Nimal.
  • Information content of insider trading volumes in Colombo Stock Exchange (2014), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM),University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, Co-authored with Dr. P.D. Nimal.
  • Information content of insider trading: Evidence from Colombo Stock Exchange (2014), an abstract published in the Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Session (iPURSE) of the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Co-authored with Dr. P.D. Nimal.

Courses taught at the University

  • FIN 2321 Financial Management
  • FIN 2320 Financial Mathematics
  • FIN 3320 Corporate Finance
  • FIN 4326 Financial Derivatives
  • FIN 4323 Financial Analysis

Visiting Appointments

  • Advanced Diploma in Marketing Management, Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura – Financial Management (2014)
  • Extended Degree Programme, Faculty of Applied Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura – Project Finance, (2014 – 2015)

Contact Details

  • Email: devmali@sjp.ac.lk
  • Telephone:+94-011-2758329

 

 

Lecturer (Probationary)
Lecturer (Probationary) 
B.Sc. Fin. (Special) (SJP), CIMA (UK) Passed finalist

Qualifications

Academic

B.Sc. Finance (Special)

Professional

CIMA (UK)

Positions Held

  • Member; Accreditation Sub-Committee (2015 to date)
  • Senior Treasurer; Students’ Association of Finance (2015 to date)
  • Student Mentor (2014 to date)
  • LMS Administrator; Department of Finance (2012 to date)
  • Assistant to the Internship Coordinator;  2009/10  batches
  • Department Representative; Library Committee (2012 to date)

Areas of Research Interest

  • Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
  • Valuation

Courses Taught at the University

  • FIN 2321 Financial Management
  • FIN 2320 Financial Mathematics
  • FIN 3323 Financial Modeling and Forecasting
  • FIN 4322 International Financial Management

Contact Details :Email: samyaillu@gmail.com

  • Contact Details: +94-011-2758326

 

Lecturer (Probationary)
Lecturer (Probationary) 
B.Sc. Fin. (Special) (SJP), CIMA (UK) Passed finalist

Qualifications

Academic

B.Sc. Finance (Special)

Professional

CIMA (UK)

Certificate Course in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE), University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Positions Held

  • Member; Accreditation Sub-Committee (2015 to date)
  • Senior Auditor; Students’ Association of Finance (2015 to date)
  • Student Counselor; (20014 to date)
  • Student Mentor – Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (2014 to date)
  • Committee Member; 8th International Conference on Business Management, 2011
  • Committee Member; 10th International Conference on Business Management, 2013
  • Member; Orientation Programme – Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, 2013
  • Member; Orientation Programme – Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, 2014
  • Member; Orientation Programme – Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, 2016
  • Assistant to the Coordinator – Staff Development Centre, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (2016)
  • Assistant to the Internship Coordinator;  2007/08 and 2008/09 batches of the Department

Areas of Research Interest

  • Corporate Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Valuation
  • Behavioral Finance

Courses Taught at the University

  • FIN 2321 Financial Management
  • FIN 3320 Corporate Finance
  • FIN 3323 Financial Modeling and Forecasting
  • FIN 3321 Investment and Portfolio Management I
  • FIN 3321 Investment and Portfolio Management II

Contact Details

  • Email: subodiyapa@yahoo.com
  • Telephone: +94-011-2758326
Lecturer (Probationary)

 

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Lecturer (Probationary) (On study leave) 
B.Sc. Fin. (Special) (SJP)

Qualifications

  • B.Sc Finance (Special), First Class, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Positions Held

  • Member; Accreditation Sub-Committee (2015 to date)
  • Member; Web Upgrading Committee, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (2015 to date)
  • Member; Orientation Committee, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (2015)

Affiliations

  • Member of the American Finance Association (AFA); (2017 to date)
  • Member of the Financial Management Association (FMA); (2017 to date)

Areas of Research Interest

  • Family Firms
  • Social Network Analysis

Research

  • The impact of the financial sector on asset pricing tests: evidence from the  Colombo Stock Exchange (2015)Co-authored with Dr. P.D. Nimal , 9th Annual International Research Conference on Management and Finance,  University of Colombo.
  • Abeysekera, A.P. and Nimal, P.D. (2016) ‘The Impact of the Financial Sector on Asset Pricing Tests: Evidence from the Colombo Stock Exchange’, Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp.113–124                                                  
  • Abeysekera, A.P. and Nimal, P.D. (2017) ‘The four-factor model and stock returns: evidence from Sri Lanka’, Afro-Asian J. Finance and Accounting, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.1–15

Awards and Honors

  • Graduate Assistantship, Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma, USA.
  • Gold Medal for Excellent Academic Performance (2014), Awarded by the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) of Sri Lanka
  • Gold Medal for Excellent Academic Performance in the Field of Capital Markets (2014), Awarded by the Security Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka
  • Scholarship Winner, Security Exchange Commission, Sri Lanka (2013), Awarded to pursue an‘Investment Analysis Training Program’ at Copal Amba, a subsidiary of Moody’s Corporation.

Consultancy Work Experience

  •  Trainee Business Consultant, AE Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd., Sri Lanka (April 2014 to 2015)

 Other Interests

  • Western classical music– Member of the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka (2003 to date)
  • History

Contact Details

  • Email: amalabey@sjp.ac.lk
  • Telephone: +94-011-2758327

 

 

Lecturer (Probationary)

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 Lecturer (Probationary) 
B.Sc. Fin. (Special) (SJP); CIMA (UK) Passed finalist 

 

Qualifications

Academic

  • B.Sc Finance (Special), First Class, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Professional

  • CIMA (UK)

Areas of Research Interest

  • Corporate Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Business Valuation
  • Asset Pricing

Work Experience

  • Financial Analyst – Comtrust Asset Management Pvt Ltd (March 2014- July 2015)

Other Interests

  • Eastern Music – Violin
  • Watching movies
  • Travelling
  • Reading books

Contact Details