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Ms. Udeshika Pathirana

Assistant Lecturer

Faculty of Business | Business Management

Career Summary


June 2022-Present- Assistant Lecturer, Department of Business Management, School of Business, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology

January 2022- June 2022- Assistant Lecturer, School of Business, Esoft Metro Campus, Bambalapitiya

October 2020- January 2021- Research Assistant, Post Graduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura

October 2017- August 2020- Assistant Lecturer, Department of Finance, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo

July 2017- October 2017- Intern Finance, Zion Business Management Consultants, Malambe

August 2016- December 2016-Intern Finance, Department of Finance, Peoples’ Bank Head Office


Reading for Msc. In Applied Finance, University of Sri Jayawardenepura

Bachelor of Business Administration Finance Special (First class), University of Colombo-2017

Completed Certificate Course in Research Methodology and Scientific Writing offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies University of Sri Jayewardenepura-2020

Completed Certificate in Accounting and Business II (CAB II) Examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka in March 2013- (Reading the Corporate Level)

Passed Advanced Management Accounting, Managing Project and Information Systems and Corporate Law and Advanced Taxation in the Managerial Level (CMA)  in May 2019-(Reading the Managerial Level)


Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

Assets Pricing


Behavioral Finance


Active and Executive member of University of Colombo Toastmasters Club from 2018

Ongoing Research

Heard Behavior in CSE

My Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • Pathirana. R.P.U   Self-directed Learning  in Symposium on Blended Learning for Quality Higher Education,  year 2018,  University of Colombo,  pp.28,  University of Colombo,    13th December 2018,  
  • Pathirana. R.P.U.S and Dassanayake.D.M.S   Impact of risk management capabilities on stock returns of banks: Evidence from listed commercial banks in Sri Lanka  in 14th International Research Conference on Management & Finance (IRCMF),  year 2019,  University of Colombo,  pp.167-194,  University of Colombo,    25th October 2019,  

Journal Publications

  • Pathirana. R.P.U.S and Dassanayake.D.M.S  " Does Risk Management Capability Impact on Bank Stock Returns?: Evidence from Listed Commercial Banks in Sri Lanka "  International Journal of Business Education and Management Studies,,  vol.3,  Issue 1,  2020,  pp.50-74,      
  • Ediriwicrama. T.C.E. and Pathirana. R.P.U.S  " An analysis on the relationship between sector stock returns and foreign exchange rates in Sri Lanka: evidence from ADRL approach "  American Research Journal of Humanities Social Science (ARJHSS),  vol.4,  Issue 9,  2021,  pp.117-143,      

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