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Prof. Weerakoon Banda


Faculty of Business | Business Management

Career Summary

  • Assistant lecturer,  1989 -01 March 1990
  • Lecturer, 1990 -  1994
  • Senior Lecturer, 1994-2009
  • Associate Professor/Professor, 2009  todate


PhD in Finance (AUEB)

MBA (Colobo)

B.Sc.Business Administration (Special) (USJP)



SESRED Award (National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka), IKY awards (state Scholarship Foundation, Greece)

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

Capital structure & dividend policy, Business vauation, financial modelling, corporate finance


Economic Association of Sri Lanka, AAT

Ongoing Research

Human value capital, Social capital

My Publications

Journal Publications

  • W N Jayantha Dewasiri, Yatiwelle Koralalage Weerakoon Banda, Athambawa ..  " Determinants of dividend policy: evidence from an emerging and developing market "  Managerial Finance,  vol.45,  Issue 03,  2019,  pp.413-429,      
  • WB Yatiwelle Koralalage  " CFOs views on corporate financing decisions: Evidence from emerging market of Sri Lanka "  Qualitative Research in Financial Markets,  vol.08,  Issue 04,  2016,  pp.331-358,      
  • Y.K.Weerakoon Banda, C.Ratnayake  " The use of Capital Budgeting Techniques in Large Businesses: Evidence from Sri Lanka "  International Journal of Arts and Commerce,  vol.03,  Issue 09,  2014,  pp.77-84,      
  • WB Yatiwelle Koralalage, JLN De Silva  " Calendar Anomalies: Evidence from the Colombo Stock Exchange "  Economics, Management and Financial Markets,  vol.6,  Issue 02,  2023,  pp.84-105,      
  • Y.K.Weerakoon Banda  " Impact of Observable Determinants and Unobservable Effect on Capital Structure: Evidence from Quoted Public Manufacturing Companies in Sri Lanka "  The International Journal of Business Management,  vol.3,  Issue 01,  2015,  pp.150-158,      
  • HK Baker, NJ Dewasiri, SP Premaratne, W Yatiwelle Koralalage  " Corporate governance and dividend policy in Sri Lankan firms: a data triangulation approach "  Qualitative Research in Financial Markets,  vol.12,  Issue 04,  2020,  pp.543-560,      
  • YKW, NS Nanaykkara,PD Nimal  " Behavioural Asset Pricing: A Review "  International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues,  vol.9,  Issue 04,  2019,  pp.101-109,      
  • T.Prathepan, WB Yatiwella  " The determinants of capital structure: Evidence from selected listed companies in Sri Lanka "  International Journal of Economics and Finance,  vol.8,  Issue 02,  2016,        
  • NJ Dewasiri, YKB Weerakoon, AA Azeez  " Mixed methods in finance research: The rationale and research designs "  International Journal of Qualitative Method,  vol.17,  Issue 01,  2018,        

Conference Proceedings

  • WBYK Dewasiri J.   Why Do Companies Pay Dividends? A Comment    year 2015,      International Conference on Business Management (ICBM),      

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