Gunarathna K.G.P.V., (Mr.)

Reading for PhD (Sjp, SL), MSc (Agder, Norway), BBA (Ruh, SL),


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Senior Lecturer 
Department of Accountancy
Faculty of Management and Finance
University of Ruhuna, Matara
Sri Lanka

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BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Gunarathna K.G.P.V. is a senior lecturer in the Department of Accountancy at the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. He received the BBA (Accounting) degree from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, and the MSc in Business Administration degree from the University of Agder in Norway. His research interest is mainly concerned with capital structure, working capital management, risk and return, and participatory budgeting.

JOURNAL PAPERS & BOOK SECTIONS

Gunarathna, V. (2018). Factors Affecting Revolving Credit Card User in Sri Lanka. Ruhuna Journal of Management and Finance, 2(1), 67-81.
Kuruppu, C., Adhikari, P., Gunarathna, V., Ambalangodage, D., Perera, P., & Karunarathna, C. (2016). Participatory budgeting in a Sri Lankan urban council: A practice of power and domination. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 41, 1-17.
Gunarathna, V. (2016). How does financial leverage affect financial risk? An empirical study in Sri Lanka. Amity Journal of Finance, 1(1), 57-66.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS & PRESENTATIONS

Gunarathna, V. (2021). Revitalizing Grassroots Democracy: A Failed Attempt from a Sri Lankan Municipal Council. Paper presented at the 18th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.  
 Gunarathna, V., Ambalangodage, D., & Kuruppu, C. (2020). Diffusion of Participatory Budgeting in a Sri Lankan Local Government: What can be learnt? Paper presented at the 5th Comparative Asia Africa Governmental Accounting (CAAGA) Conference 2020, Indonesia.
 Gunarathna, V., Kuruppu, C., & Ambalangodage, D. (2020). Institutional Logics in the Process of Implementing Participatory Budgeting in a Sri Lankan Local Government. Paper presented at the 5th Comparative Asia Africa Governmental Accounting (CAAGA) Conference 2020, Indonesia.
Chethana, D., & Gunarathna, V. (2020). Value Relevance of Accounting Information on Stock Price: With Special Reference to Colombo Stock Exchange. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Business Management, Pakistan.  
Thaksarani, I., & Gunarathna, V. (2020). Working Capital Policies on Firm’s Profitability: Empirical Evidence from Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Business Management, Pakistan. 
Gunarathna, V. (2016). The Determinants of Outstanding Balances among Credit Card Holders: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Management and Economics 2016, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. 
Gunarathna, V. (2014). Determinants of Expected Rate of Return on Common Stock: An Empirical Study in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the International Conference on Management and Economics.  
Gunarathna, V. (2013). Degree of Financial Leverage as a Determinant of Financial Risk: An Empirical Study in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Management and Economics-Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.  
 Kuruppu, C., Gunarathna, V., Perera, P., Ambalangodage, D., Karunarathne, C., & Adhikari, P. (2013). Budgeting for fostering social capital in the context of conflicting social and political interests: A case of a Sri Lankan local government. Paper presented at the 14th Biennial CIGAR Conference. 

ACADEMIC SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

Reviewer-International Conference on Management and Economics, Sri Lanka (ICME 2013,2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Ad hoc Reviewer- Academic Sessions of University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
Career Guidance Advisor – Faculty of Management and Finance (2020/2021)
Member of the syllabus revision committee, BBA Degree Program, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, 2017
Member of the committee on developing specialization stream in Finance to the BBA degree program, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna
Member of the proposal writing committee on establishing of Department of Finance,
Member of Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, 2017-2021
Faculty Coordinator- 12th Academic Sessions and 11th Vice Chancer’s Award, University of Ruhuna (2014)
Student Counsellor, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna – (2012, 2020)
 

CAREER PATH

2015- Up to date- Senior Lecturer II Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna
2010-2015 – Lecturer: Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna
2008-2010 – Temporary Assistant Lecturer: Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna
2007-2008 – Assistant Accountant: Sierra Readymix (pvt.) Ltd. Colombo, Sri Lanka -
 

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

Senior Treasurer - Teachers’ Union of Faculty of Management and Finance (2019/2020).
Chief Examiner for Accounting Subject, G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination, Sri Lanka Examination Department, Sri Lanka (2013-up to date)
Resource Person for the Advanced Level Teachers Training Workshop, conducted by Faculty of Management and Finance, the University of Ruhuna with the collaboration of the Department of Education, Southern Province, 2017
Resource Person - Teachers Training Programme (G.C.E. Advanced Level) for Accounting in Southern Province organized by the Department of Education- Southern Province, 2014
Resource Person workshop on “Formatting documents and reference management” for undergraduate of Faculty of Management and Finance organized by Career Guidance Unit, University of Ruhuna, 2020
• Member of the Judge panel of selecting the Best entrepreneur Award 2013, Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce (HDCC)

Teaching involvements

Computer Applications in Accounting
Financial Management
Financial Accounting
Project Management
Public Sector Accounting and Finance
Financial Statement Analysis
Macroeconomics
 

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