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MoU Signed Between University of Kelaniya and Softlogic Life Insurance PLC

An MoU was signed between the University of Kelaniya and Softlogic Life Insurance PLC on the 16th of March 2021 at the Vice- Chancellor’s Office. The MoU was signed with the objective of offering “Gold Medal” for the best performed student in the Insurance Degree programme.

Further, this medal will be awarded as “Softlogic Life Gold Medal Award” to the students who get the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) for the B.B.Mgt.Honours in Insurance Degree Programme. An annual cash award of Rupees One Hundred Thousand (Rs. 100,000) as a scholarship to the aforesaid graduate having a First-Class Honors for postgraduate studies. Further, he or she will be offered a job as a Management Trainee at the Insurance Company subject to a probationary period and terms and conditions of such contract of management trainee and rules and policies of the Company.

This would enhance the relationship among the public sector educational institution vs private sector entities. The initiation is a strong step of the Insurance Degree program where it was introduced in 2018.

Present at the occasion were Cadre Chair & Senior Prof. Nilanthi de Silva, Vice-Chancellor of University of Kelaniya, Senior Lecturer Dr. P. N. D. Fernando, Dean- Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Senior Lecturer Dr. Ruwan Abeysekara (Head- Department of Finance), Senior Prof. Chitra Ranjani, Mr. Ruwan Buddhika (Coordinator - B.B.Mgt.Honours in Insurance Degree Programme) and other academic staff members of the Department of Finance. Mr. Nuwan Pushpakumara, Chief Financial Officer- Softlogic Life Insurance PLC, Mr. Pranama Perera, Chief Technical Officer- Softlogic Life Insurance PLC, Mr. Indika Bamunusinghe, Head of HR- Softlogic Life Insurance PLC and Mr. Piyumal Wickramasinghe, Chief Distribution Officer – Alternate Channel, Softlogic Life Insurance PLC graced the event on behalf of Softlogic Life Insurance PLC.

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MoU Signed Between University of Kelaniya and the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka

An MoU was signed between the University of Kelaniya and the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka on the 16th of March 2021 at the Vice- Chancellor’s Office. The MoU was signed with the objective of offering a “Gold Medal” for the best performed student in the Bachelor of Business Management Honours in Banking Degree programme.
The event was hosted by the Department of Finance (DFin), Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies (FCMS). This gold medal will be awarded to the student who gets the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) for the B.B.Mgt.Honours in Banking Degree Programme. This would enhance the relationship among the public sector educational institution vs private sector entities. The initiation is a strong step of the Banking Degree program where it was introduced in 2018.
The event was dignified with the presence of Cadre Chair & Senior Prof. Nilanthi de Silva, Vice-Chancellor - University of Kelaniya, Senior Lecturer Dr. P. N. D. Fernando, Dean- Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Senior Lecturer Dr. Ruwan Abeysekera (Head- Department of Finance), Senior Prof. Chitra Ranjani, Mrs. Dhanushka Piyananda (Coordinator - B.B.Mgt.Honours in Banking Degree Programme), other academic staff members of the Department of Finance, Mr. C. P. A. Karunatilake - Director General of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, Mrs. Lakmini Siriwardena - Director Examinations of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, Mr. Manjula Wickramasinghe - Deputy Director - Administration & HR of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
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Dr. J.M.R. Fernando
Published her research titled
“Heterogeneity in capital structure adjustment revisited: Default versus non-default firms and short versus long time horizon”
in a High Ranked Journal,
“International Review of Economics & Finance”
in 2021

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Senate Award Winners 

Another session of presenting Senate Awards and Cash Prizes to appreciate the researchers in the University of Kelaniya was held on the 25th of November 2020 at the Senate Room of the university. Senior Lecturer Dr.R Abeysekara, Head- Department of Finance and Senior Lecturer Dr.J.M.R. Fernando received the Senate Awards at the ceremony for publishin in internationally recognized journals in 2019/20.







Ph.D. Thesis Award by The Institute of Finance Professional of New Zealand

The Ph.D. thesis of Dr. JMR Fernando has been awarded as one of three theses prizes winners in the year 2020 by  "The Institute of Finance Professional of New Zealand" and the selection was made on the basis of; quality, practical insight, perceived commercial significance and NZ application. The Award included a cash prize and complementary INFINZ membership for 18 months. 





 
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DFin Beats

"DFin Beats" provides a platform for undergraduates to unleash their innate talents which had to be kept under cover as they do not have access to perform on a physical stage at present. 

DFin Beats comprises of five main item categories such as DFin Step up, DFin Melodies, DFin Theatre, DFin Talk and DFin Innovation. After a series of preliminary rounds held for each event category, now the much-awaited moment has finally arrived to witness the grandeur of its grand finale on, Thursday, 12th of August 2021 from 5 p.m. onwards.
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Donating a fully facilitated IT unit to Meegahagoda Kanishta Vidyalaya, Ahangama

With an understanding of the importance of technology in education during Covid19 pandemic situation the first year students of the Department of Finance, University of Kelaniya planned to donate a fully facilitated IT unit to Meegahagoda Kanishta Vidyalaya, Ahangama. The proposed IT unit has been completed with the. equal contribution of all the DFIN first year students. The opening ceremony of the IT unit will be held on 10th April 2021 from 10.00 am onwards. First year students of the Department of Finance cordially invite you to take part in this precious event via Zoom / Facebook platforms.                                         
 
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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES - CURRICULUM

The Department of Finance offers four degree programmes in the fields of finance, banking, insurance and financial engineering to cope up with the current developments in the financial service sector and the business management field. These degree programmes are introduced with the view of producing graduates to cater to the requirements of the rapidly changing business world.  Thus, curriculums are designed to provide future leaders with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, practice and insights needed to create value for organizations and for the society and it will enhance students' potential to lead organizations in a diverse, global context. 
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MoUs Signed by the Department

MoU with Softlogic Life Insurance PLC
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MoU with the Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka
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MoU with People's Insurance PLC
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MoU with the Securities & Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka
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Higher Diploma Programme has been designed with the objective of crafting knowledgeable and competent personnel for the field of business finance. Also it paves a path for the students who are willing to continue their education up to bachelors and masters degree level in the field of Finance, Insurance and Banking. 

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The Department of Finance (Dfin) has become the most progressive and diverse Finance Department in the National University System. The Department addresses the gaps in the financial services industry offering four degree programmes in the steams of Finance, Banking, Insurance and Financial Engineering. 

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