Dr.D.K.Y Abeywardana

 

Dr. D.K.Y Abeywardana

 

Designation : Senior Lecturer – Grade II

Telephone   : 0112903509

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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • University of Birmingham, United Kingdom                    PhD                         2007 – 2011
  • University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka  MSc in Management                 2000 - 2004
  • University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka  B.Com (Accountancy)             1995 – 1999

PROFESIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1996 AAT (Sri Lanka) Member
  • 1997 The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka Licentiate Member

CAREER HISTORY

 

  • Responsible for carrying out teaching and research duties. Involved in the administration of degree and postgraduate courses as well as responsible for organizing lectures and supervising seminars and tutorials.
  • Senior Lecturer Grade II from 01.11.2006 to date, Department of Accountancy,  University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Research assistant during the period 2010 – 2012 attached to the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
  • May 2008 - Jun 2012, Assistant Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Lecturer (Probationary), Lecturer from 01.11.2001-31.10.2006, Department of Accountancy, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Assistant Lecturer 2001 Jan - 2001 Nov, Department of Accountancy, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Assistant Lecturer 1999 - 2000, Department of Commerce, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Visiting Lecturer for MBA Post Graduate Degree Programmes of University of Kelaniya 2012 to date.
  • Visiting Lecturer for MBus Post Graduate Degree Programmes of University of Kelaniya 2012 to date.
  • Coordinator (Academic) for Master of Business Degree Programme of the University of Kelaniya, 2013.

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Member of the Quality Assurance Committee of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies 2015
  • Reviewer of the International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC) 2015 Organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) of the University of Kelaniya.
  • Faculty Cordinator of the International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC) 2015 Organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) of the University of Kelaniya.
  • Reviewer of the 5th International Conference on Business and Information, organized by the  Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,2014.
  • Session Chair for the 5th International Conference on Business and Information, organized by the  Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,2014.
  • Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Kelaniya, , 2013.
  • Reviewer of the Journal of Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, 2013.
  • Reviewer of the 4th International Conference on Business and Information, organized by the  Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,2013.
  • Session Chair for the 4th International Conference on Business and Information, organized by the  Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,2013.
  • Academic Warden, University of Kelaniya .2005, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Person In Charge of IRQUE project funded by the World Bank.

 

NATIONAL CONTRIBUTION

  • 2004 to date working as a Chief Examiner for Accounting subject of General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination conducted by the Department of Education, Sri Lanka.
  • Member of Subject Benchmark Statement – Accounting, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council, University Grant Commission, Sri Lanka.

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Abeywardhana, DKY (2006), Output, Stock Volatility and Political Uncertainty: Evidence from Sri Lanka, Proceeding of International Conference hold at the university of Kelaniya Sri Lanka, December 2005.
  • Abeywardhana, DKY (2006), Impact of Macrocosmic variables and Political Uncertainty on the Share Return Volatility in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of International Seminar on Cultures and Societies in Transition at the Javahalal Nehru University, Delhi, India. February 2006.
  • Thilakerathna, PMC, Abeywardhana DKY. (2007) Enhancing Quality and Relevance of Accounting Degree Programme in Sri Lankan Universities through embedding Key Skills in to the Curriculum, Proceedings of International Conference on Business Management. University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. June 2007.
  • Thilakerathne, P.M.C. Amarasiri, K.P.M.M. and Abeywardena, D.K.Y. (2007) “Seasonality       Effect of Emerging Stock Markets: Evidence from Sri Lanka”, 11th International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies, "Social Realities and Natural Environment in Sri Lanka: Insiders' and Outsiders' Perspective", University of Portsmouth, UK, November 2007.
  • Thilakerathne, P.M.C. Abeywardena, D.K.Y (2007), “Investors Attitudes and Investment in Unit Trusts: A Case Study of Sri Lanka”, 11th International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies, "Social Realities and Natural Environment in Sri Lanka: Insiders' and Outsiders' Perspective", University of Portsmouth, UK. November 2007.
  • Jayaweera, N D, Abeywardhana, DKY, (2015), Recognition of Investment Property, Journal of Case Studies in Accounting.
  • Jayathilake, HMCS, Abeywardhana, DKY, (2015), Is it possible to classify as inventory?, Journal of Case Studies in Accounting.
  • Abeywardhana, DKY (2015), Capital Structure and Profitability: An Empirical Analysis of SMEs in the UK, Journal of Emerging issues in Economics Finance and Banking, Vol:4 ,Issue:2.
  • Abeywardhana, DKY (2015), Impact of Capital Structure on Firm Performance: Evidence from Manufacturing Sector SMEs in UK, Proceedings of 32nd International Business Research Conference 23 - 25 November, 2015, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Abeywardhana, DKY (2015), Review of Capital Structure Theories, Proceedings of International Postgraduate Research Conference(IPRC), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
 

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