Welcome to the Department of Business Finance

Overview

The Department of Business Finance has emerged as one of the five Departments in the Faculty of Management focusing on the disciplines of Accounting and Finance. It offers courses for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate programs to provide students with adequate knowledge and skills in relation to Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Corporate Governance, Auditing, Taxation and Corporate Finance. Over the years, there has been a great demand for the specialization area in Accounting and Finance offered by the Department from the high performing students. In future, the Department aims to capitalize on this competitiveness to produce high quality graduates to meet the demand for accountants and finance managers in the local and the global arena. In doing so, the Department intends to build up strong ties with the professional organizations and the industry. In addition, the Department seeks to develop a strong research culture advancing the current knowledge in Accounting and Finance within the purview of benefiting organizations and societies.

News

Taxation Explored 2021 A Discursive Journey in Untangling Taxation

300 level undergraduates of the Department of Business Finance, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya, have organized the webinar series titled “Taxation Explored 2021: A Discursive Journey in Untangling Taxation”. The webinar series aims to provide the students to expose the industry to gain insights from professionals in Taxation by integrating academic learning with real-world experience.

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V-Insights 2021 Virtual Journeys in Unravelling the Discursivity of Numbers

200 level undergraduates of the Department of Business Finance, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya, have organized the webinar series titled “V-Insights 2021: Virtual Journeys in Unravelling the Discursivity of Numbers”. The webinar series aims to provide the students with an opportunity to expose the industry to prepare themselves for a successful career in Accounting/ Financial Reporting by integrating academic learning with real-world experience.

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Virtual Inaugural Session of the Webinar Series of “V-Insights 2021” and “Taxation Explored 2021” - Department of Business Finance

200 and 300 level undergraduates of the Department of Business Finance, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya, have organized Two Webinar Series titled “V-Insights 2021: Virtual Journeys in Unravelling the Discursivity of Numbers” and “Taxation Explored 2021: A Discursive Journey in Untangling Taxation”.

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First Session of the Webinar Series of “V-Insights 2021: Virtual Journeys in Unravelling the Discursivity of Numbers” - Department of Business Finance

200 level undergraduates of the Department of Business Finance, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya have organized the Webinar Series titled “V-Insights 2021: Virtual Journeys in Unravelling the Discursivity of Numbers”.

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First Session of the Webinar Series of “Taxation Explored 2021: A Discursive Journey in Untangling Taxation” - Department of Business Finance

300 level undergraduates of the Department of Business Finance, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya have organized the Webinar Series titled “Taxation Explored 2021: A Discursive Journey in Untangling Taxation”.

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The Winner Management Internship & Research Symposium - 2020

Ms Vajeesha Edirisinghe, a fourth-year undergraduate of the Department of Business Finance has won the Winner Award at the Management Internship & Research Symposium - 2020 which was held on 18th June 2021.

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The First Runner-up Undergraduate Research Symposium - 2020

Ms M. R. Mahenthi Ukshana Manikrama, a fourth-year undergraduate of the Department of Business Finance has won the First Runner-up Award at the Undergraduate Research Symposium - 2020 which was held on 28th June 2021.

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Events

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The Fifth Webinar
“Tax Administration in The Post Covid-19 Era” Taxation Explored 2021 A Discursive Journey in Untangling Taxation
300 Level Webinar Series

The fifth webinar of the “Taxation Explored 2021” was conducted by Mr. Dharmadasa Rangalle (B.Com,M. Com), Fellow Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Taxation, Former Senior Commissioner, Department of Inland Revenue, Sri Lanka, Non-executive Director of LB Finance PLC, Hayleys Advantis LTD, Hayleys Fenton’s LTD, and Hayleys Aventura LTD, on the titled “Tax Administration in The Post Covid-19 Era”. The webinar was held on 21st August 2021 at 6.00 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Mr. Dharmadasa Rangalle and Mrs. S. Kodithuwakku, Head, Department of Business Finance have graced the occasion. The staff members of the Department, industry experts, professionals and students have participated in the event.

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The Fourth Webinar
“Value Added Tax (VAT) and Moving ahead” Taxation Explored 2021 A Discursive Journey in Untangling Taxation
300 Level Webinar Series

The fourth webinar of the “Taxation Explored 2021” was conducted by Ms. Chanie Rodrigo (BSc Honours in Applied Accounting, ACCA-UK), Manager - Tax, Sunshine Holdings PLC, on the titled “Value Added Tax (VAT) and Moving ahead”. The webinar was held on 13th August 2021 at 6.00 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Ms. Chanie Rodrigo has graced the occasion, and the staff members of the Department, industry experts, professionals and students have participated in the event.

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The Third Webinar
“Implications of Tax for Individuals and Entrepreneurs” Taxation Explored 2021 A Discursive Journey in Untangling Taxation
300 Level Webinar Series

The third webinar of the “Taxation Explored 2021” was conducted by Ms. Charmaine Tillekeratne (Attorney at Law, ACMA-UK, CGMA), Director Tax & Regulatory at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, on the titled “Implications of Tax for Individuals and Entrepreneurs”. The webinar was held on 04th August 2021 at 6.00 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Ms. Charmaine Tillekeratne and Mrs. S. Kodithuwakku, Head, Department of Business Finance have graced the occasion. The staff members of the Department, industry experts, professionals and students have participated in the event.

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The Second Webinar
“The Changes and Shifts in the Inland Revenue Act” Taxation Explored 2021 A Discursive Journey in Untangling Taxation
300 Level Webinar Series

The second webinar of the “Taxation Explored 2021” was conducted by Mr. Viraj Henegedara, (B.B.Mgt HRM Sp, FCA, MAAT, Chartered Tax Advisor – CASL), Partner - IBT Consultants CEO of Online Tax Advisor (Pvt) Ltd, COO of Online Business Advisor (Pvt) Ltd, on the titled “The Changes and Shifts in the Inland Revenue Act”. The webinar was held on 30th July 2021 at 1.00 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Prof. E.M.A.S.B. Ekanayake, Dean, Faculty of Management, Mr. Viraj Henegedara and Mrs. S. Kodithuwakku, Head, Department of Business Finance have graced the occasion. The staff members of the Department, industry experts, professionals and students have participated in the event.

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The First Webinar
“Taxation midst Covid-19 Pandemic” Taxation Explored 2021 A Discursive Journey in Untangling Taxation
300 Level Webinar Series

The first webinar of the “Taxation Explored 2021” was conducted by Mr. Nihal Chandrasiri Wijewardene (BBA, MBA), Senior Deputy Commissioner, Department of Inland Revenue, Sri Lanka on the titled “Taxation midst Covid-19 Pandemic”. The webinar was held on 24th July 2021 at 6.00 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Mr. Nihal Chandrasiri Wijewardene and Mrs. S. Kodithuwakku, Head, Department of Business Finance have graced the occasion. The staff members of the Department, industry experts, professionals and students have participated in the event.

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The Fifth Webinar
“Financial Reporting and Auditing midst the Covid-19 Pandemic” V-insights 2021 Virtual Journeys in Unravelling the Discursivity of Numbers
200 Level Webinar Series

The fifth webinar of the “V-insights 2021” was conducted by Mr. Dhammika Gunasekara (BSc in Accounting Sp-USJ, FCA, FCMA), Partner- Assurance, Ernst & Young, on the titled “Financial Reporting and Auditing midst the Covid-19 Pandemic”. The webinar was held on 20th August 2021 at 6.00 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Mr. Dhammika Gunasekara and Mrs. S. Kodithuwakku, Head, Department of Business Finance have graced the occasion. The staff members of the Department, industry experts, professionals and students have participated in the event.

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The Fourth Webinar
“Sustainability Reporting and The Covid-19 Pandemic” V-insights 2021 Virtual Journeys in Unravelling the Discursivity of Numbers
200 Level Webinar Series

The fourth webinar of the “V-insights 2021” was conducted by Mr. Tishan Subasinghe (FCA, ACMA, CISA-USA, LLB Honours, MBA in Finance - UOC), Managing Director and Joint Managing Partner of Moore Stephens Consulting (Pvt) Ltd, on the titled “Sustainability Reporting and The Covid-19 Pandemic”. The webinar was held on 19th August 2021 at 6.00 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Mr. Tishan Subasinghe has graced the occasion and the staff members of the Department, industry experts, professionals and students have participated in the event.

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The Third Webinar
“The Role of CFO from Past to Modern Days & Confronting the Challenges of Covid-19 Pandemic” V-insights 2021 Virtual Journeys in Unravelling the Discursivity of Numbers
200 Level Webinar Series

The third webinar of the “V-insights 2021” was conducted by Mr. Evans Pietersz (FCMA-UK), MBA-UOC), Director-Finance, Hayleys Leisure Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, on the titled “The Role of CFO from Past to Modern Days & Confronting the Challenges of Covid-19 Pandemic”. The webinar was held on 14th August 2021 at 6.00 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Mr. Evans Pietersz and Mrs. S. Kodithuwakku, Head, Department of Business Finance, have graced the occasion. The staff members of the Department, industry experts, professionals and students have participated in the event.

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The Second Webinar
“Numbers Kept in Check: Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic” V-insights 2021 Virtual Journeys in Unravelling the Discursivity of Numbers
200 Level Webinar Series

The Second webinar of the “V-insights 2021” was conducted by Mr. Wasantha Nandasiri (ACA, ACMA-UK, CGMA, BBA Sp in Finance & Business Expert), CFO - Siam City Cement Sri Lanka Limited, on the titled “Numbers Kept in Check: Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic”. The webinar was held on 29th July 2021 at 5.00 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Prof. E.M.A.S.B. Ekanayake, Dean, Faculty of Management, Mr. Wasantha Nandasiri and Mrs. S. Kodithuwakku, Head, Department of Business Finance, have graced the occasion. The staff members of the Department, industry experts, professionals and students have participated in the event.

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The First Webinar
“Impact of E-accounting on Modern Businesses” V-insights 2021 Virtual Journeys in Unravelling the Discursivity of Numbers
200 Level Webinar Series

The first webinar of the “V-insights 2021” was conducted by Ms. Dara Daniel, (BAcc-AUS, MBA-AUS, CPA-ANZ), National Finance Manager & Head of Finance, Mining & Steel Manufacturing Multinational Group, Australia, on the titled “Impact of E-accounting on Modern Businesses”. The webinar was held on 25th July 2021 at 4.30 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Prof. E.M.A.S.B. Ekanayake, Dean, Faculty of Management, Ms. Dara Daniel and Mrs. S. Kodithuwakku, Head, Department of Business Finance, have graced the occasion. The staff members of the Department, industry experts, professionals and students have participated in the event.

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Virtual Inaugural Session of the Webinar Series“V-Insights 2021” and “Taxation Explored 2021”

200 and 300 level undergraduates of the Department of Business Finance, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya, have organized Two Webinar Series titled “V-Insights 2021: Virtual Journeys in Unravelling the Discursivity of Numbers” and “Taxation Explored 2021: A Discursive Journey in Untangling Taxation”. The inaugural session of these two- webinar series was held on 20th July 2021 (Tuesday) from 6.00 p.m. onwards via the Zoom platform. Mr. Jagath Perera, Partner-KPMG Sri Lanka and Mrs. S. Kodithuwakku, Head, Department of Business Finance, have graced the occasion. The staff members of the Department, industry experts, professionals and students have participated in the event.

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Accounting & Finance Research Forum – 2019

The first session of the ‘Accounting & Finance Research Forum – 2019’ was held at 9.00 a.m. on April 01, 2019 in the Board Room of the Faculty of Management. Mr. E.K.P.S. Epa, Lecturer (Temporary), Department of Business Finance, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya, who won the first place of the Undergraduate Internship Symposium - 2017, made a presentation on the titled, “Impact of Budgetary Process and Budgetary Control on Enhancing Financial Performance’’

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Cuenta’ 2019 organized by the Department of Business Finance

“Cuenta’ 2019” was organized by the Department of Business Finance, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya in collaboration with its Accounting & Finance Students’ Society on March 12, 2019. The Dean – Faculty of Management, Heads of Departments, the staff and students of the Department of Business Finance and Industry Experts representing Association of Kandy Chartered Accountants were graced the occasion.

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Seminar on “Employability Skills and Personal Branding”

The Department of Business Finance Seminar Series – November 2018 was held on 29 November, 2018 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of the Management. Mr. Shamri Ahafurdeen, Chief Operating Officer at ESOFT Metro Campus was invited at the podium in order to share his corporate experience in the field of employability skills and personal branding which are required to compete in the corporate world. The seminar was successfully held for two hours with an active participation from the participants.

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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS FINANCE SEMINAR SERIES 2018 "Employability Skills & Personal Branding"

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS FINANCE SEMINAR SERIES 2018 - "Employability Skills & Personal Branding". Resource Person: Mr. Shamri Ahafurdeen, Chief Operations Officer, ESOFT Metro Campus. On Nov. 29, 2018 (Wednesday) 3.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. at Auditorium – Faculty of Management.

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CHAMPIONS OF THE INTER UNIVERSITY FINANCE QUIZ COMPETITION – 2018

A team of five undergraduate students representing the Department of Business Finance of the Faculty of Management has won the Inter University Finance Quiz Competition – 2018 organized by the Department of Finance, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services.

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Accounting & Finance Research Forum – 2018

The fourth session of the ‘Accounting & Finance Research Forum – 2018’ will be held at 10.00 a.m. on November 16, 2018 in the Faculty Board Room. Mr. Thusil Weerasekara, a Deputy Bursar attached to the Financial Administration Division of the University of Peradeniya, will make the presentation on the titled, “The Role of Accounting in Governance of State Universities of Sri Lanka”. Mr. Thusil Weerasekara holds a BBA degree from University of Colombo and an MBA degree from University of Peradeniya.

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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS FINANCE SEMINAR SERIES 2018

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS FINANCE SEMINAR SERIES 2018 - "Career and Personality Enhancement"

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