The 3rd Annual Conference on Business Economics, the annual research conference organised by the Research Center for Business Economics and Development Studies of the Department of Business Economics, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (FMSC), University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ), was held on the 26th of August 2022.
The conference was the first event held in line with the 20th-anniversary celebrations of the Department.
The inauguration ceremony of the conference was held at the Senate Board Room, USJ. The Keynote Speaker for the event was Prof. Shantha Devarajan, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Georgetown University, United States of America.
Senior Prof. Sampath Amaratunge (Chairman, UGC) and Professor (Chair) of Business Economics was the chief guest of the event. Senior Prof. M.M. Padmalal (Acting Vice Chancellor of the University), Prof. P.D. Nimal (Dean of the FMSC), academic staff of the department and the faculty, alumni members and undergraduates and postgraduates of the Department graced the event with their presence.
The conference was successfully concluded with the participation of prominent scholars as session chairs both locally and internationally from well-reputed universities, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Customs. Thirty (30) selected abstracts of the postgraduates and undergraduates were presented at the conference and were published in the proceedings of the conference.