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Senior Prof. R. P. C. Ranjani
Cadre Chair and Senior Professor of Finance
Email: chitra@kln.ac.lk
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Academic Qualifications

PhD, University Business School, Panjab University, India,2003
M.Com. Panjab University, India, 1992
B.Com, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,1983

Research Interest

Capital Structure
Capital Budgeting
Intellectual Capital

Teaching Interest

Corporate Finance
Financial Management
Cost Benefit Analysis

Management Accountancy
Investment Management
Accounting for Managers
Theory and Practice of Finance
Accounting Theory
Principles of Finance
Project Management
Business Accounting
Research Methodology

Positions Held

Senior Professor, Department of Finance (August 2016  to December 2018 )
Director /OTS, University of Kelaniya, AHEAD Project- World Bank Funded (April 2018 to January 2021.) 
Professor, Department of Finance (August 2011 to 2016 August)
Deputy Director General, Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education, (September 2012 to January 2013 and November 2014 to December 2015)
Consultant /HETC Project, HETC Project (June 2014 to October 2014)  
Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies (01st  July 2009 to 30
th  June 2012)
Coordinator, IRQUE Project world bank funded (01st January 2007 to 30
th June 2009)

Head, Department of Accountancy, University of Kelaniya (01st January 2007 to 30th June 2009)
Senior Lecturer Grade .I, Department of Accountancy, University of Kelaniya (July 1998 to 2011)
Senior Lecturer Grade .II, Dept. of Accountancy & Dept. of Human Resource Management, University of Kelaniya (Oct. 1985 to July 1992) 
Assessor, Inland Revenue (Aug. 1985 to Oct. 1985)
Temporary Tutor & Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Dept. of Commerce & Financial Management, University of Kelaniya (Feb. 1984 to Aug.  1985)


Visiting Lecturer in Financial Management, Corporate Finance and Business Accounting for the M.Com. Degree Programe and MBA Degree Programe in the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya.

Visiting Lecturer in Accountancy & Finance for the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, in the Dept. of Human Resource Management, University of Kelaniya.

Visiting Lecturer in Accounting & Finance for the Postgraduate Diploma leading to M.Sc – Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institution

Research and Publications

Year

Title

 

2020

A Systematic Literature Review on Financial Stress of Small and Medium Entrepreneurs

[PDF] from wyb.ac.lk

2019

A systematic literature review on financial capability of small and medium entrepreneurs

[PDF] from uom.lk

2017

Cash management system and suggestions for policy formulation for E-cash management system in Sri Lanka

[PDF] from researchgate.net

2017

E-Cash management System in the Public Sector in Sri Lanka: With Special Reference to the Ministry of Public Administration & Home Affairs

 

2016

The relationship between governmental performance and participation in public sector accounting and financial processes: the case of IPSAS implementation in Nigeria

[PDF] from researchgate.net

2015

Linking Stakeholder Behaviour with Disclosing Strategies of Environmental Sensitivity Companies

[PDF] from researchgate.net

2014

Managers’ Perceptions on Stakeholder and Purpose of Response Towards Corporate Environmental Disclosure in Sri Lanka Legitimacy and Stakeholder Theories Perspective

[PDF] from sjp.ac.lk

2014

Efficiency and Financial Self-Sufficiency of Microfinance Institutions inJaffna District, SriLanka

 

2014

An empirical analysis on determinants of capital structure in Sri Lankan companies

 

2014

Outcome-Based Education (OBE) using Student Centered Learning (SCL): The case of faculty of commerce & management studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

 

[DOC] from researchgate.net

2011

The impact of capital structure-choice on firm performance: Empirical investigation of listed companies in Colombo stock exchange, Srilanka

 

2010

The Impact of Intellectual Capital and Its Components on Firms’ Market Value: A Comparative Study Based On Manufacturing and Service Sectors in Sri Lanka

 

2009

The impact of the government budget announcement on Colombo Stock Exchange

 

2006

The impact of earnings and cash flows on the determination of stock returns

 

 

The Impact of Macro Economic Variables on Stock Prices: Evidance From Colombo Stock Exchange

 

 

Capital Structure And Firm’s Financial Performance: A Study of Sri Lankan Manufacturing Sector

 

 

Macroeconomic Determinants of Stock Market Return: With Special Reference to the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE)

 




General Publications

 

  • Ranjani, R.P.C, (1993), “Contributions to Accounting Thought Pre Pacioli & Pacioli era, Kalamanakarana”, Journal of the Commerce Students Association.
  • Ranjani, R.P.C, (2005), “Intellectual Capital” article written to Achiever Accountant, Journal of the Accountancy Students’ Association, University of Kelaniya.
  • Ranjani, R.P.C, (2006), “Value Added Measures to measure company performance”, article written to Achiever Accountant, Journal of the Accountancy Students’ Association, University of Kelaniya.
  • Ranjani, R.P.C, (2007), “Technology as an important Strategic Resource”, article written to Achiever Accountant, Journal of the Accountancy Students’ Association, University of Kelaniya.
  • Ranjani, R.P.C and Sujeewa, G.M.M, (2008), “Corporate Governance and its Regulations in Sri Lanka”, article written to Achiever Accountant, Journal of the Accountancy Students’ Association, University of Kelaniya.

 

Research Articles

  • Ranjani R.P.C, Vashisht A.K, Ramesh Kondle (2004).
    Determinants of Financial Leverage in Companies in Sri Lanka PCTE Journal of Business Management Vol1, Issue No.2, June-Dec.
  • Ranjani R.P.C and Karunarathna W.V.A.D (2006)The Impact of Operating Earnings and Operating Cash flows on the Determination of Stock Returns: An Empirical Study of Selected Companies in Sri Lanka P.U. Management Review Vol. XVI April – Sept. Issue 01.
  • Ranjani R.P.C and Kumari, P.W.N.A., (2009) “Empirical Investigation of Relationship between Capital Structure and Organizational Structure” presented a paper at International Conference on Management and Valuation of Intangibles, University Business School, Panjab University.
  • Ranjani R.P.C., (2009) “Put Value to Your People” Golden Jubilee Commemoration Volume of the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka pp 230-240.
  •  Ranjani R.P.C and Udagedara R.M.U.S (2008) An Integrated Approach for         Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance in Higher Educational Institutions in Sri Lanka ,Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol 3, No1.
  • Kumarasamy K. and Ranjani R.P.C. , (2009) “Ownership Structure and Performance of Small & Medium Size Enterprises in Sri Lanka, Journal of Science & Management, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna.
  • Ranjani R.P.C. and Weligamage S.S. (2010) Embedding Employability Skills in to the Curriculum: A Sri Lankan Case Study ASAIHL Conference Proceedings, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Ranjani R.P.C. and and Weligamage S. S.(2010) Youth as Catalyst of Change in Social Responsibility and becoming Socially Responsible Leaders: Sri Lankan Experience, paper presented at International Research Conference  on Business Ethics & Human Values, University Business School, Panjab University, India.
  • Dissanayaka D.R. and Ranjani R.P.C (2010). The Value Space of Managers: An Empirical Study of Personal Value System of Managers in Sri Lanka, Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management Vol. 5, Issue 01.
  • Ranjani R.P.C. and Prahalathan B. (2011) Determinants of Financial Sustainability (An Empirical Analysis of Co-operative Rural Banks in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka),Gyan Management Journal,Vol.5, Issue 1.Jan-June.
  • Prahalathan B. and Ranjani R.P.C.(2011) The Impact of Capital Structure Choice on Firm Performance: Empirical Investigation of Listed Companies in Colombo Stock Exchange, Sri Lanka, International Journal of Research in Commerce and Management, Volume No.2,Issue No.4(April).
  • Ranjani R.P.C, Fernando J.M.R & Kumari P.W.N.A (2011) Intellectual Capital on Firms’ Performance in Sri Lanka- An Empirical Investigation on Listed Banks in Colombo Stock Exchange, Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Accounting and Finance(AF 2011).
  • Amunugama S. Ranjani R.P.C. and Weligamage S.S. (2011) Sharing Good Practices and Enhancing Quality Research Culture in Sri Lankan Universities: Lessons Learned from ASAIHL Member Institutions ASAIHL Conference Proceedings, Niagara Falls, New York, USA.
  • Ranjani R.P.C, Fernando J.M.R & Kumari P.W.N.A (2011) The  Implications of Intellectual Capital on Banks’ Performance, International Journal on GSTF Business Review, Vol.1, No. 1 ISSN 2010/4804.
  • Ranjani R.P.C., Karunarathna W.V.A.D. and Weligamage S. (2012), Determinants of Academic Performance of Management Undergraduates in Sri Lanka – University Research Grant –University of Kelaniya.
  • Ranjani R.P.C and Weligamage S.S.(2013), The Relevance and Quality of Study Programs and Employability of Diploma Holders at SriLanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE), ASAIHL Conference Proceedings, AirLanga University, Indonesia.
  • Rajeshwaran N. and Ranjani R.P.C.(2013), Sri Lankan Corporate Environmental Reporting Practices, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Business Management, University of Sri Jayawardanapura.
  • Rajeshwaran N. and Ranjani R.P.C. (2014), An Investigation of Voluntary Environmental Reporting Practices of Sri Lankan Listed Companies, Colombo Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Research, Volume 1, No.2.
  • Rajeshwaran N. and. Ranjani R.P.C (2014), an assessment of managing stakeholders’ interest on environmental disclosure in financial reporting, Annual Academic Sessions- 2014, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Rajeshwaran N. and Ranjani R.P.C (2014), Managers’ perceptions of stakeholder and purpose of response towards corporate environmental disclosure in Sri Lanka,11th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM), Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Rajeshwaran N. and Ranjani R.P.C (2015), Linking Stakeholder Behaviour with Disclosing Strategies of Environmental Sensitivity Companies, 12th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM), Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Ranjani R.P.C and Ambe, Alfred Neba (2016) The Relationship between Governmental Performance and Participation in Public Sector Accounting and Financial Process: The Case of IPSAS Implementation in Nigeria, Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences (JETEMS) 7(1):13-21.
  • Ambe Alfred.N and R.P.C (2016) Assessing public sector Accounting and Financial Reforms in Cameroon and Nigeria, International Journal of Accounting & Business Finance, Volume 2, Issue 1, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • Ambe Alfred.N and R.P.C (2016) The Emerging trend in Accounting and Financial Reforms: Challenges of Sustainable Development (Cases of Republics of Cameroon and Nigeria), Journal of World Development Studies, Volume 2 Number 1.
  • Tharaka Liyanapathirana and P. C. Ranjani (2017) E-Cash management System in the Public Sector in Sri Lanka; With Special Reference to the Ministry of Public Administration and  Home Affairs, Journal of Management and Sustainability, Volume 7 Number 2.
  • Tharaka Liyanapathirana and P.C Ranjani (2017) Cash Management System and Suggestion for Policy Formulation for E-Cash management system in Sri Lanka, Journal of  Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences (JETEMS) 8(1): 75-81.
  • Ranjani R.P.C and Dharmadasa W.N.D.(2018) The Impact of Macro Economic Variables on Stock Prices: Evidence from Colombo Stock Exchange. Journal of Commerce & Accounting Research , Volume 7 Issue 2
  • Ranjini R.P.C & Ambe, A. N. (2019). Re-engineering Public Sector Accounting and Financial System in Cameroon: Challenges and Prospects; Gombe Journal of Administration and Management, Gombe, Nigeria, May/June 2(1), 1- 16.
  • Jayasekara B.E.A, Fernando P.N.D and Ranjani R.P.C (2019). A Systematic Literature Review on Financial Capability of Small and Medium Entrepreneurs – Published in International Conference on Business Research at University of Moratuwa - 26th June 2019
  • Jayasekara, B.E.A, Fernando P.N.D and Ranjani, R.P.C (2019) A Systematic Literature Review on Financial Help Seeking Behavior of Small and Medium Entrepreneurs- Published in Applied Science Business and Industrial Research Symposium (ASBIRES 2019) at Wayamba University of Sri Lanka - 6th November 2019- Full Paper
  • Jayasekara, B.E.A.,Fernando, P.N.D and , Ranjani,R.P.C (2020)A Systematic Literature Review on Financial Stress of Small and Medium Entrepreneurs - Journal of Applied Economics & Business , Wayamba University of Sri Lanka 
  • Chandana Wijenama, Ranjani,R.P.C and Mohan,D.U (2021) Can Service Learning Enhance Graduate Capital -Evidence from Sri Lankan State Universities, Kelaniya Journal of Management,2021, 10 (1)

Abstracts Published and Presented

  • Ranjani, R.P.C. (2003) Department of Capital Structure, Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya.
  • Ranjani, R.P.C & Udagedara M.U.S (2007) The Fit between National Culture, Organizational Culture and Management Practices and its Effect on Employee Satisfaction and Commitment, Abstract presented in 11th International Conference on Sri Lankan  Studies, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
  • Ranjani R.P.C., Karunarathna W.V.A.D. & Weligamage S.S. (2007) Determinants of Academic Performance of Accounting Undergraduate, Abstract presented in 11th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
  • Ranjani, R.P.C. Karunarathna W.V.A.D. and Weligamage S.S, (2008) Evaluation of Group Lecturing Method and Individual Lecturing Method; Undergraduates perspective, Abstract presented at International Conference on Social Science, University of Kelaniya.
  • Ranjani, R.P.C. and Udagedara R.M.U.S, (2008) “Sufficiency and Sustainability through Growth”, Abstract presented at International Conference on Social Science, University of Kelaniya.
  • Ranjani, R.P.C. and Sujeewa G.M.M. (2008), “Degree of Operating Leverage and Stock Returns: An empirical study of Colombo Stock Exchange”, Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya.
  • Ranjani, R.P.C., Sujeewa G.M.M. and Kumari P.W.N.A. (2009), “Sensitivity of Performance to Capital Structure”, Annual Research Symposium, Vavuniya Campus of University of Jaffna.
  • Ranjani, R.P.C. Sujeewa G.M.M. & Rathnasiri U.A.H.A (2009), “The Impact of the Government Budget Announcement on Colombo Stock Exchange” Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya.
  • Ranjani, R.P.C. and Herath H.M.R.P. (2010), “Age of the Consumer and Service Quality”, International Research Conference on Business & Information, FCMS, University of Kelaniya.
  • Ranjani, R.P.C. and Silva P.A.P. (2010), “An Empirical Analysis on Determinants of Capital Structure in Sri Lankan Companies”, Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya.
  • Ranjani, R.P.C., Karunarathne W.V.A.D. and Kumari P.W.N.A. (2010),“Macroeconomic Determinants of Stock Market Return: with Special Reference to the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE)”, Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya.
  • Ranjani, R.P.C., Fernando J.M.R. and Rathnasiri U.A.H.A. (2010), “Effect of Macroeconomic Variables on Exchange Rate Movements”, Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya.
  • Rajeshwaran N. & Ranjani R.P.C.(2013), An Investigation of Voluntary Environmental Reporting Practices of Sri Lankan Listed Companies, Annual Research Sessions, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo
  • Rajeshwaran N. and Ranjani R.P.C (2014), Motivations of Sri Lankan Public Limited Companies for Reporting Environmental Information, Winc 2014 Wayamba International Conference, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.
  • Susima Weligamage and Ranjani R.P.C (2014), Students as Active Learners of Developing Skills, ASAIHL Conference, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Ranjani R.P.C, Susima Weligamage and Karunarathna W.V.A.D (2014) Outcome based Education using Student-Centered Learning: The case of Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. ASAIHL Conference, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Rajeshwaran N. and Ranjani R.P.C (2015), Environmental and Waste Management Awareness in Executives’ Perceptions of Corporate Environmental Reporting in Sri Lanka, First International Symposium on Environmental Management and Planning, Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka.
  • Rajeshwaran N. and Ranjani R.P.C (2015), Nature of Environmental Expectations and Pressures Imposed on Companies by Stakeholders, Annual Research Symposium. National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Bandara Rajapaksha and Ranjani R.P.C (2016), Stakeholders’ Value based concern on corporate social reporting in Sri Lanka: Value-Belief Norms (VBN) Theory perspectives, International Conference for Accounting Researchers and Educators, University of Kelaniya.
  • Jayasekara B.E.A, Fernando, PND, Ranjani, RPC (2019) Financial Stress of Small and Medium Entrepreneurs - A Review -  International Conference on Business and Information (ICBI 2019) at University of Kelaniya - 17th October 2019 –
  • Jayasekara, B.E.A,Fernando, P.N.D and  Ranjani, R.P.C (2019)  Business failure of small and medium enterprises - A Review--Published in International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC 2019) at University of Kelaniya - 30th December 2019

 

Other Research and Publication

  • An effects from Foreign Investment to the Development of Sri Lankan Economy (Dissertation for B.Com Degree).1983.
  • Prominent Contributors to Accounting Thought (From Pre-pacioli era to mid twentieth Century) Thesis for M.Com Degree. 1992
  • Text Book on Cost and Management Accountancy -1999.
  • Determinants of Capital Structure, An empirical study of selected companies in Sri Lanka Doctoral Thesis submitted to Panjab University Chandigarh,  India -2003
  • Text book on Cost of Capital and Capital Budgeting (2011).
  • Text book on Financial Analysis (2011).
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