Dean’s Message


Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies (FCMS) has its origin back to 1976 where the Department of Commerce was established under the Faculty of Social Science. Soon after upgrading to a fully-fledged faculty in 1995 up to date the progress that has been shown is quite satisfactory. As one of the youngest faculty in the University of Kelaniya, we have been proving the strength in terms of physical and intellectual capital with qualified and dedicated academic and non-academic staff.


FCMS consider about its responsibility towards the society by introducing qualifications to the industry practitioners who wish to build up the ladder of success with the academic qualifications. Taking another giant step, the faculty decided to introduce “Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)” targeting the top executives of the companies. I am truly amazed with the positive response that we have been receiving for DBA from the industry. Throughout the entire history of FCMS, introduction of DBA will mark a key milestone, because it is the first university and the faculty of Sri Lanka to introduce the qualification. I take this opportunity to invite the industry practitioners to join hand with us to peruse higher education with DBA-FCMS which is in the highest level of the qualification framework. I sincerely hope that the future Doctorates will contribute to the organizations with the sound knowledge created throughout the course.


Dr. P.N.D. Fernando


Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies

University of Kelaniya

Sri Lanka