Professor. P. M. C. Thilakarathna
Department of Accountancy
University of Kelaniya
Educational Qualifications: Ph.D. in Finance (Grade Excellent),Department of Business Administration, University of the Aegean, Greece, Research Thesis: “The influence of exchange rate movements on stock returns: A comparative study between Greece and Sri Lanka” M.Com. (First Class), Business School, Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, Research Thesis: “Inter-industry and inter-company analysis of risk and return” B.Com. (Special), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Academic Experience: Senior Lecturer Grade 1, Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, From 1987 to date. Working Experience: - Senior Lecturer Grade I -1998 to date- University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka - Senior Lecturer Grade II- 1992-1998- University of Kelaniya - Assistant Lecturer- 1987-1992- University of Kelaniya - Manager- Grade vi- 1986-1987 Atomic Energy Authority of Sri Lanka - Development officer-1985-1987- Cooperatives Development Department of Sri Lanka, Government of Sri Lanka Administration: (i) Director, Center for Distance & Continuing Education (CDCE), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, From 2014 to the date. (ii) Director, Staff Development Unit, University of Kelaniya, Sri lanka from 2011 to 2014. (iii) College Director, Australian College of Business & Technology (on sabbatical leave) from May 2008 to Feb 2010. (iv) Director, Financial Services Academy, Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka from January 2007 to April 2008. (v) Head, Department of Accountancy, University of Kelaniya, from January 2002 to December 2006. (vi) Coordinator, World Bank funded project on Improving Relevance and Quality of Undergraduate Education (IRQUE) in Sri Lanka. (vii) Coordinator, MBA Degree, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya. 2004-2006. (viii) Acting Dean, Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies, University of Kelaniya. (ix) Director, Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka Ltd. 2007/08. (x) Deputy Chief student counselor, from 2001-2006, University of Kelaniya.