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Dr. Saliya Arachchige

Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade)

Faculty of Business | Business Management

Career Summary

1984-1990: KPMG (FormerFord Rhodes Thornton & Co.) -Audit Manager

1991-1992: Harischandra Mills - Chief Accountant

1993: Saudy Readymix - Internal Auditor

1994-2003: Seylan Bank - CFO and Head of Research and Corporate Planning

Executive Director - Ceylinco Savings Bank, Ceylinco Develoment Bank

Director - Seylan Assets Management (Primary Dealer), ESOP companies and Seylan Merchant Bank

2004-2010: Auckland University of Technilogy (New Zealand) - Lecturer

2011-2014: The University of the South Pacific (Fiji) Lecturer

2015-2018: Southern Institute of Technilogy (New Zealand) - Research Supervisor

2019-2021: Fiji National University - Assistant Professor in Banking and Finance

2022 - Todate - SLIIT 


BCom (Special) - University of Colombo - 1992

MBA - PIM of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura - 1998

Diploma in Central Banking - CBSL - 1999

PhD - Auckland University of Technology (NZ) - 2009

TESOL - AIS (NZ) - 2011


Gold medalist at Ceylinco best performers - 2000

Judge - Entreprenure of the year, National productivity awards. Exporter of the year, Annual report competition 2001-2003

Winner of Boston Consultancy Business Strategy competition NZ- Post Graduate category - 2005

Represented AUT for Boston Consultancy Strategy competition -  international finals in Sydney - 2005

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

Inequility, diversity, inclusion and discrimination

Poverty, economic development and Marxism

Financial markets and behavioral finance

Climate change related financial risk

Bank supervision and regulatory issues

Philosophy of research and Research methods

Gender studies 



FCA - The Institute of Chatered Accountants of Sri Lanka - 1990

Professional Banker - The Association of Professional Bankers of SL - 1998

MICM - The Institute of Credit Management - UK - 1999

FCMA - The Certified Management Accountants of SL - 2000

CPA - The Certified Public Accountants - Australia - 2010

Ongoing Research

Gender inquality in corperate boards

Influencing factors of investment decisions

Grounded theory

My Publications

Journal Publications

News Papers

  • Saliya, C. A  " Overvaluation of Rupee  on Business Today  pp. 33-38  Date. July,   1997  

Book Chapters

  • Saliya, C. A  " Abuse of Responsibility "  Association of Professional Bankers,  Banking in Transition; Issues and Challenges,  Ed. 14th Anniversary Publication,  Colombo,  2001,  APA,  pp.108-121,  
  • Saliya, C. A  " Branch Banking is still Valid "  Association of Professional Bankers,  Emerging Trends in the Financial Sector - Impact on the Banking Industry,  Ed. 15th Anniversary Publication,  Colombo,  2003,  APA,  pp.232-239,  

World Wide Web

  • Saliya, C. A  " Bad Buddhists, Good Buddhists and True Buddhists  ""  By: SSRN  By: 2008
  • Saliya, C. A  " Longitudinal Study of Seylan Bank, Sri Lanka from 1996 to 2008  ""  By: SSRN  By: 2009

Conference Presentations

  • Saliya, C. A  " Turnaround through collective planning & monitoring, reviewing & rewarding based on the Balanced Scorecard  Presentation,  at Productivity Conference, 23rd June 2002, BMICH, Colombo.,   2002
  • Saliya, C. A  " Role of bank lending in sustaining wealth/income inequality  Presentation,  at Honolulu, Hawaii,   2006
  • Saliya, C. A and Hooper, K  " The Role of bank lending in sustaining income/wealth inequality in Sri Lanka.  Presentation,  at Auckland, New Zealand,   2007

Conference Proceedings

  • Saliya, C. A   Bank capitalism in Sri Lanka favours protectionism under faade of nationalism or patriotism, as a mean to protect the affluent class.  in the 6th Hawaii International Conference on Business,  year 2006,  Hawaii,    HICBUSINESS,    2006,  
  • Saliya, C. A   A critical Analysis of Performance of the Fiji Development Bank  in The Fiji Economy Update 2011,  year 2011,  Suva, Fiji,    at the University of the South Pacific,    16th September 2011,  


  • Saliya, C. A  " The Role of bank lending in sustaining income/wealth inequality in Sri Lanka." Auckland,  AUT,  2010,      
  • Saliya, C. A  " Doing Research and Publishing." Singapore,  Springer,  2022,  Edition 1st ,  pp.430,  
  • Saliya, C. A  " ???? ???????: ??????? ???????????? ????????." Colombo,  Author,  2022,  Edition 1st ,  pp.530,  

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