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Ms. Anuja Lokeshwara

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Business | Business Management

Career Summary

  • Senior Lecturer at SLIIT Business School (April, 2023 - Present) 
  • Lecturer at SLIIT Business School (September, 2021 - March 2023)
  • Assistant Lecturer at SLIIT Business School (September, 2020 - August 2021)
  • Academic Instructor at SLIIT - Faculty of Business Management (November, 2018 - August 2020) 
  • Accounts Officer at Land Reform Commission Sri Lanka (November, 2017 - October, 2018). 
  • Junior Product Executive at OCTA: EW Information Systems (Pvt) Limited (June, 2016 - June, 2017). 
  • Trainee Financial Analyst at Isenguard Investments (Pvt) Limited. (December, 2015 - February, 2016)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA in International Business, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Diplomacy and World Affairs, Bandaranaike International DiplomaticTraining Institute.
  • CIMA Passed Finalist (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) 
  • BBA (Hon) Business Management (First Class), Sheffield Hallam University, UK (2016).
  • BBA (Hons) in Business Management, Specialized in Accounting and Finance (2nd Class Upper Division), SLIIT (2017)
  • Diploma in Diplomacy and World Affairs (Merit Pass), Bandaranaike International DiplomaticTraining Institute.   

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • SLIIT Prize: Student of the Best Performance in BBA (hons) Business Management, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 2016.
  • BOC Award: Student of the Best Performance for Consecutive Three Years of the BBA (Hons), Business Management, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 2016.
  • CIMA Award: Best Performing Student in BBA (Hons): Accounting Specialization, SLIIT, 2017. 
  • Partial Scholarships awarded (2014,2015,2016) based on performance to persue BBA (Hons) Specialized in Accounting, SLIIT.

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance 
  • International Business
  • Sustainable Development
  • Green Accounting 

Memberships

CIMA - Student Membership 

Alumni of BIDTI

Ongoing Research

Gastro tourism 

Economic Development 

Sustainable Development Goals 

Green Finance 

My Publications

Journal Publications

  • S. Gobinath, K. Tharshan, W.R.H. Dheerasekara, M.M.D de S. Gunawardena, S. G. Jayakody, A.A Lokeshwara  " "Factors Influencing the Private Cost of Higher Education; the Case of Sri Lanka" "  International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research,  vol.Vol 18,  Issue No 3 ,  2019,        https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.18.3.10,
  • Lokeshwara, A.A.  " Initiatives Taken Towards the Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG: Case of Sri Lanka. "  Diplomacy and World Affairs,  vol.1,    2019,  pp.165-176,      
  • Sathiamoorthy, V., Zilva, De. M. M. S., Bandara, E. C. P. K., Leelarathne, E. K. C. J. S., Weligodapola, H. W. M. C., & Lokeshwara, A. A.  " "Terrorism and its Implications on Small Hotels in Sri Lanka" "  International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences,    Issue 10(5),  2020,  pp.471478,      10.6007/IJARBSS/v10-i5/7217,
  • Weligodapola, H. W. M. C., Lokeshwara, A. A., Prashanthy, K., Sooriyakumaran, S., Rubika, S., Lakmali, G. T. H. D  " "A Study on Customer Perception towards E-banking: With Special Reference to Urban and Rural Districts in Sri Lanka." "  International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences,  vol.10,  Issue 10,  2020,  pp.682-698.,      http://dx.doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v10-i10/7766,
  • Nagendrakumar N, Lokeshwara A.A., Jayasuriya K.R.G.T, Gamage A.M.R.H, Weerawickrama M.J., Gamage D.M.M.  " "Conceptual Study on Socio-Economic Impact of the Decline in Firm Performances of Hotels in Sri Lanka" "  International Journal of Social Science Research,  vol.9, ,  Issue 1,  2020,  pp.39-53,      https://doi.org/10.5296/ijssr.v9i1.17719,
  • Nupehewa S, Liyanage S, Polkotuwa D,Thiyagarajah M, Jayathilaka R, Lokeshwara A  " More than just investment: Causality analysis between foreign direct investment and economic growth "  PLoS ONE,  vol.17,  Issue 11,  2022,        https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0276621,
  • Weerarathna R., Lokeshwara A.A., Sandali, W. A. P. L., Chandula, G. W. K. N., & Nirman, M. A. C.  " Sustainability Reporting on Financial Performance of Sri Lankan Listed Companies: How Strong is the Impact? "  Indonesian Journal of Sustainability Accounting and Management,  vol.5,  Issue 1,  2021,  pp.162-174,      https://doi.org/10.28992/ijsam.v5i1.404.,
  • Premasinghe, P.K.S.D., Ashintha, B.W.T., Perera, M.A.D.C.H., Fernando, D.L.P.T, Kuruppu, C.L., Lokeshwara, A.A.  " What Impact Does Digital Marketing Tools Have on the Financial Performance of Sri Lankan Listed Hotels? "  Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting,  vol.21,  Issue 2,  2021,        10.9734/ajeba/2021/v21i2130517,
  • Alles, L., Lokeshwara, A., Liyanage, D. L. N. Y., Edirisinghe, C. M., & Siriwardhana, P. K. K. H.  " Investment Behavior among Accounting / Finance Professionals in Sri Lanka "  South Asian Journal of Finance,  vol.2,  Issue 2,  2022,  pp.114-132,      http://doi.org/10.4038/sajf.v2i2.47,
  • Nagendrakumar N, Lokeshwara A.A., Jayasuriya K.R.G.T, Gamage A.M.R.H, Weerawickrama M.J., Gamage D.M.M  " Socio-Economic Factors and Tourism Impact Analysis using Indicator Approach. "  ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism. ,  vol.21,  Issue 1,  2023,  pp.1-16,      https://doi.org/10.5614/ajht.2023.21.1.01,
  • Lokeshwara A.A.  " "Flavors of Sri Lanka Shared Worldwide" "  Foodtech Insights Magazine. ,  vol.1,  Issue 2,  2023,  pp.14-15,      
  • Lokeshwara A.A.  " "The Question of a Recession is No Longer if but when." "  BCIS International Affairs Review,  vol.1,  Issue 4,  2022,  pp.10-12,      
  • Lokeshwara, A., Bandara, G. C., & Kuruppu, C. L.  " "Tantalizing Flavors of Sri Lanka: Unraveling Tourist Perceptions of Sri Lankan Food Culture. " "  ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism. ,  vol.21,  Issue 3,  2023,  pp.286-304,      https://doi.org/10.5614/ajht.2023.21.3.04,

Conference Proceedings

  • Kuruppu, C.L., Lokeshwara, A.A., Hettiarachchi, H.L.W., Liyanage, K.D.U.S., Jayawardena, S.P.A., Ratnayake. N.   The Impact of Ethical Practices on Job Satisfaction of Employees in Small and Medium Enterprises of Colombo District, Sri Lanka  in 19th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM),  year 2022,  Colombo,        8th and 9th December,  
  • Pamathi Jayakody, Nawasha Perera, Sarangi Perera, Kavindaya Patali, Vandhana Dunuwila, Anuja Lokeshwara   Factors Driving Customer Adoption to Digital Banking: A Comparison of Private and Public Banking Sectors During COVID-19 Post-Pandemic in Sri Lanka.  in 19th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM),  year 2022,  Colombo,        8th & 9th December,  
  • Jayakody J.A.D.P.M., Perera K.N.M., Perera D.S.I., Patali L.A.K., Dunuwila V.R. and Lokeshwara A.A.   Exploring customer perceptions on customer adoption of digital banking platforms special reference for urban & rural area comparison in the post COVID 19 pandemic in Sri Lanka  in 1st International Conference on Sustainable and Digital Business (ICSDB 2022),  year 2022,  Colombo,    SLIIT Business School,    1st and 2nd December,  
  • Jayakody J.A.D.P.M., Perera K.N.M., Perera D.S.I., Patali L.A.K., Dunuwila V.R. and Lokeshwara A.A.   Investigating Customer Adoption to digital banking platforms in the post COVID 19 pandemic in Sri Lanka  in 13th International Conference on Business and Information (ICBI),  year 2022,      University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.,      
  • Alles, L., Lokeshwara, A., Liyanage, D. L. N. Y., Edirisinghe, C. M., & Siriwardhana, P. K. K. H.   Investment Behavior Among Accounting Professions in Sri Lanka  in MURS 4th Management Undergraduates Research,  year 2022,      University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka,    18th November 2022,  
  • Alles, L., Lokeshwara, A., Liyanage, D. L. N. Y., Edirisinghe, C. M., & Siriwardhana, P. K. K. H.   Investment Behavior Among Accounting/ Finance Professionals in Sri Lanka  in 13th International Conference on Business and Information (ICBI),  year 2022,      University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,    18th November 2022,  
  • Lokeshwara A.A, Liyanage H.S, Gamage C.M, Weerakoon H.N.S.G.A and Wanninayaka D.M.S.C   Causal Relationship between Major South Asian Foreign Currency Returns and Major Cryptocurrency Returns  in 1st Ruhuna International Undergraduate Research Symposium - 2022 (RIURES22),  year 2022,      University of Ruhuna Sri Lanka,    2nd November 2022,  
  • N.P.S. Alwis, D.N.D. Wickrama, T.L.K. Thambawita, K.M.I.A., Wickramasinghe, R.S. Weerarathna, A.A. Lokeshwara   Surviving The Pandemic: Case of Homestay Units in The Kandy Tourism Area.  in International Conference on Business Management (ICBM) 2022,  year 2022,      University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka,    8th & 9th December,  
  • Weerakoon H.N.S.G.A, Lokeshwara A.A, Liyanage H.S, Gamage C.M, and Wanninayaka D.M.S.C   An Investigation of the Causality Relationship Between Major South Asian Foreign Currencies and Major Cryptocurrencies  in International Conference on Business Management (ICBM) 2022,  year 2022,      University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka,    8th & 9th December,  
  • Weerarathna R., Lokeshwara A.A., Sandali W.A.P.L., Gunathilake W.K.N.C., Deshapriya M.G.C.D., Nirman M.A.C.   Challenges Faced in the Implementation of Sustainability Reporting: Empirical Evidence from Listed Companies in Sri Lanka  in International Conference on Business Management,  year 2020,          11th December, 2020,  
  • Nagendrakumar N., Lokeshwara A.A., Gunawardana S.A.D.C.K., Kodikara U.P., Rajapaksha R.W.N.H., Rathnayake K.R.M.C.S.   An influx of tourist arrivals between easter attack and covid-19 in Sri Lanka  in 7TH Vavuniya University Research Symposium 2021,  year 2021,  Vavuniya, Sri Lanka ,    Vavuniya University,      
  • Premasinghe, P.K.S.D., Ashintha, B.W.T., Perera, M.A.D.C.H., Fernando, D.L.P.T, Kuruppu, C.L. Lokeshwara, A.A.   The Impact of Mobile Marketing on Financial Performance: Case of Listed Tourist Hotels in Sri Lanka  in 14th SBS students Research Conference, 2021 ,  year 2021,        14th SBS students Research Conference, 2021,    
  • Nagendrakumar N., Lokeshwara A.A., Gunawardana S.A.D.C.K., Kodikara U.P., Rajapaksha R.W.N.H., Rathnayake K.R.M.C.S.   Modelling and forecasting tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka  in 14th SBS students Research Conference, 2021 ,  year 2021,        14th SBS students Research Conference, 2021 , Sri Lanka,    
  • Nagendrakumar N., Lokeshwara A. A, Naresh R., Abeywickrama D.P., Hewaarachchi. S.H., Edirisinghe A.M.I.E   COVID-19 Modifying the Dynamics of Financial Reporting: An Exploratory Study  in 14th SBS Students Research Conference 2021,  year 2021,  Malabe, Sri Lanka,          
  • Piumi Gamage, Kalpani Sendanayake, Nishani Thakshila, Sanduni Mirihagalla, Prof. Dr. Nagalingam Nagendrakumar &*Anuja. A. Lokeshwara   Accounting Profession Navigating the Future Landscape.  in 18th Annual International Research Conference on Management and Finance,  year 2023,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,    University of Colombo,    17th November,  

Conference Presentations

  • Weerarathna R., Lokeshwara A.A., Sandali W.A.P.L., Gunathilake W.K.N.C., Deshapriya M.G.C.D., Nirman M.A.C.  " The Relationship between Environmental Disclosure of Sustainability Reporting and the Financial Performance in Listed Companies in Sri Lanka  Presentation,  at CINEC Student Research Symposium, 2020,   2020
  • Weerarathna R., Lokeshwara A.A., Sandali W.A.P.L., Gunathilake W.K.N.C., Deshapriya M.G.C.D., Nirman M.A.C.  " The Relationship between Sustainability Reporting and Financial Performance of Listed Companies in Sri Lanka.  Presentation,  at Peradeniya International Economics Research Symposium,   2020
  • Weligodapola, H. W. M. C., Lokeshwara, A. A., Jayasundhara H.D.A.M, Hasangika K.A.J, Sewwandi K.N, Abayawardhana P.A.L.M.U.  " Moderating Effect of the Entrepreneur Education on Entrepreneurial Intention of University Students  Presentation,  at 4th International Conference on Engineering Science, Technology and Management, 26th 27th December 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia. ,   2020
  • Suraweera, T., Ranasinghe, R., Jayarathna, I., De Silva, W., Lokeshwara, A. A., & Weerasinghe, U.  " Financial Inclusion of People with Visual Impairment and Blindness in the Banking Sector of Sri Lanka: An Exploratory Investigation.  Presentation,  at Virtual Conference on Library and Information Science 2021 SLT Campus.,   2023
  • Premasinghe, P.K.S.D., Ashintha, B.W.T., Perera, M.A.D.C.H., Fernando, D.L.P.T, Kuruppu, C.L. Lokeshwara, A.A.  " The Impact of Digital Marketing Tools on Financial Performance of Listed Hotels in Sri Lanka  Presentation,  at , International Conference on Advanced Marketing, Sri Lanka,   2021
  • Thiyagarajah, M., Polkotuwa, D., Nupehewa, S., Liyanage, S., Jayathilaka, R. and Lokeshwara, A.  " The Nexus of FDI and Economic Growth: Evidence from SAARC Countries  Presentation,  at 8th, Ruhuna University International Conference on Humanities and sciences, 17 November 2022, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.,   2022
  • N.P.S. Alwis , R.S. Weerarathne, A.A. Lokeshwara, N.D.Y Kalansuriya, D.N.D. Wickrama, T.L.K. Thambawita, K.M.I.A. Wickramasinghe  " Regaining the Business Vigour: An Analysis of The Strategies Adopted by The Managers of Homestays in The Kandy Tourism Area  Presentation,  at 7th CIPM International Research Symposium, 25th and 26th May 2023, Colombo Sri Lanka. ,   2023
  • Lokeshwara A.A., Sujeewa Damayanthi  " From Vision to Action! Role of Sri Lanka's Banking Sector Towards SDGs from the Lens of Institutional Change: A Multiple Case Study.  Presentation,  at Annual Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change Symposium. Prince Sultan University, 9th November 2023. ,   2023

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