Ms. Abehitha Fernando

Ms. Abehitha Fernando

Lecturer (Probationary)

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




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


  • CIMA Passed Finalist


  • Certificate Course in Teaching in Higher Education in Sri Lanka – USJ
  • Certificate Course in Research Methodology and Scientific Writing – Faculty of Graduate Studies, USJP

Positions Held

  • Advisory Treasurer: Student Association of Finance (SAF) 2023/24
  • Senior Treasurer: Student Association of Finance (SAF) 2022/23
  • Committee Member: Committee of Cost Benefit Analysis, USJ – 2023
  • Committee Member: Faculty Orientation Committee, FMSC, USJ, 2019 & 2023
  • Faculty Advisor: CFA Sri Lanka Research Challenge 2019, 2020, & 2021
  • Assistant Secretary: 15th International Conference on Business Management 2018
  • Committee Member: 14th International Conference on Business Management 2017
  • Lecturer-in-charge: Financial Explorer Magazine 10th Edition (2021/22) & 11th Edition (2022/23)

Assistant to the Coordinator:

  • Independent Research Study in Finance, Department of Finance, FMSC, USJ – 2021
  • Independent Project in Finance Department of Finance, FMSC, USJ – 2021
  • Internship, Department of Finance, FMSC, USJ – 2020


Abstract Publications

Fernando, K.A.D. (2020), “Executive Greed and Shareholder Wealth: A Conceptual Paper”, International Conference on Business, Commerce and Management Studies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The International Institute of Knowledge Management, Sri Lanka, Page 23: ISBN 978-955-3605-68-9

Awards and Honors

  • Gold Medal for Excellent Academic Performance (2017), awarded by the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Sri Lanka.
  • Gold Medal for Excellent Academic Performance in the Field of Capital Markets (2017), awarded by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC).
  • Gold Medal for Excellent Academic Performance in Investment and Portfolio Management (2017), awarded by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI – UK).

Courses Taught at the University


  • Financial Management
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Modeling and Forecasting
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Bank Management
  • Research Methodology in Finance
  • International Financial Management
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
  • Financial Analysis
  • Business Valuation Theory and Applications


  • Real Estate Finance

Visiting Appointments

  • Visiting Lecturer for Financial Management, Advanced Diploma in Marketing Management, Department of Marketing Management, FMSC, USJ – 2020

Areas of Research Interest

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Sustainable Finance

Industry Work Experience

  • Research Analyst – Bartleet Religare Securities, Oct 2017 – Nov 2017
  • Junior Treasury Executive – NMK Management Services (Pvt) Ltd, Jan 2017 – Oct 2017

Other Interests

  • Travelling

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