Welcome to the Department of Accountancy



Message from the Head of the Department

Dr. Kamal Tilakasiri

“Within the department, our focus is on delivering high-quality theoretical and applied Accounting education. Our students benefit from the opportunity to develop the appropriate skills to become effective practitioners and researchers in their chosen area of Accounting.

The department has an excellent reputation for providing high-quality education and this is underpinned and informed by research and corporate engagement. The vision for our programme is to ensure we equip our graduates for career progression.

Central to this is a mutual understanding that students must be ready to meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing economic and business environment. Our course is continuously developing and we are dedicated to providing our students with the best possible learning experience. We look    forward to welcoming you onto our programme and wish you every success in the future.”



International Conference for Accounting Researchers and Educators

(ICARE) 2018

“Digital Disruption to Digital Readiness: The Future of Accountancy Profession”


Visit of Emeritus Professor Keith Hougton

The Department of Accountancy, University of Kelaniya invited Emeritus Professor Keith Houghton from Australian National University, Australia to conduct research coaching sessions and research workshops for academic staff of the DOA, followed by a series of workshops for undergraduate students of the DOA, postgraduate students of the University of Kelaniya and industry partners.


IDeA Night - 2018

The Department of Accountancy (DoA), University of Kelaniya organized the Internship Felicitation Ceremony: IDeA Night 2018 on 28th February 2018 at Grand Ballroom of Hotel Galadari, Colombo for 19th consecutive year.

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MoU with Ernst and Young

Department of Accountancy, University of Kelaniya signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ernst and Young Chartered Accountants, paving the way for mutually beneficial cooperation between the two institutions in a range of areas.

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MoU with Microsoft

Department of Accountancy, University of Kelaniya and Microsoft Sri Lanka Launch Online Master of Business degree programme (MBus).

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Endowment Professorship under the MoU between DoA and E&Y

The DoA was recently able to gain benefits from the endowment professorship under the provisions laid in the MoU between the Department of Accountancy, University of Kelaniya and the Ernst & Young – Chartered Accountants.

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