Department of Accountancy is one of the five departments within the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya. The department offers a range of specialist accounting and finance courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our portfolio of postgraduate accounting and finance courses provides Master level courses that will further develop your theoretical and applied accounting and finance skills. On graduation, your Master’s degree will provide you with the skills necessary to develop your career to the most senior level roles within an accounting or finance environment in a variety of sectors.

The department is recognized for its research output and its faculty is consistently rated by students as having excellent teachers and tutors. The teaching faculty is drawn from a range of pure research and commercial business backgrounds. Several members of the faculty are, for example, members of professional accounting bodies such as CIMA and ICAS.

Research plays a vital role in underpinning all levels of teaching and the curriculum. Our students are made aware of the research being undertaken through access to published output and invitation to research seminars. Students have the opportunity to have their dissertation supervised by an active researcher.


Prof. D.K.Y.Abeywardhana

BCom (Acc) Special (SJP), MSc (Mgt) (SJP), PhD(UK)



B.B.A. (Finance) (C’bo),MSc (S. J’pura), Ph.D
Senior Lecturer

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Ms.W.T.N.M Perera

MSc in Applied Finance (USJ), BB. Mgt (Sp.) Acc. (Kel’ya),  AMA – CMA (SL), Passed Finalist – CIMA (UK)



The Accountancy department has strong links within the industry, the public sector, and professional bodies which ensure courses are practical, highly relevant, and underpinned by applied research. The department has broad experience in providing research and corporate programs to both industry and the accounting profession.


“Flexible pathway for your higher studies”

The Department of Accountancy (DoA) of the University of Kelaniya, as a leading department in accounting education in Sri Lanka, proudly offers the Master of Business in Accounting / Finance degree program, which is the first-ever online master’s degree offered by a national university.

The Master of Business (MBus) degree program is a high-quality program that fulfills aspiring corporate executive’s needs in ways that they require. The blended teaching and learning approach adopted by the program best suits your lifestyle needs. It helps to achieve your ambitions in a more flexible way while balancing your study with work and family commitments.

The program offers academic guidance and support throughout the semesters, whilst allowing student interactions at any time. MBus virtual learning environment supported by Microsoft offers live lectures and Learning Management System consists of recorded lectures, lecture materials, assignments, and online discussion forums thereby enabling you to engage in the MBus program amidst your busy working schedule without physical attendance. Students have 24/7 access to view the recorded lectures repeatedly. However, to keep the conventional university atmosphere, the MBus degree program provides an opportunity for students to participate in day classes conducted at the University of
Kelaniya premises.

We pride ourselves in offering quality degree programs for consecutive years within the given schedule and providing our students around the world, the assistance required in achieving their career ambitions. The fixed schedule enables you to complete the program on time and graduate in one year. The program is designed to give you the necessary academic and practical exposure required for a master’s graduates. The teaching faculty consists of academically and professionally qualified experts.

One of our alumni, Mr. Priyantha Ranasinghe, Senior Manager, Finance and Admin at VAMCO Group in the Maldives, expressed that “this Masters program is structured well keeping in mind the busy lifestyle of working professionals. Balancing a busy schedule is never easy and the Master of Business of the University of Kelaniya gave me a flexible solution for reaching my career destination in just one year.”

The DoA is partnering with Microsoft, for providing a high–quality learning experience using cutting–edge technology. Students can actively participate in lectures using Laptops, Tablets, or Smartphones via Microsoft‘s Skype for Business + Office 365 environment from anywhere in the world.

If you are passionate about making an impact in the world of global Accounting & Finance and accelerating your career, the Master of Business in Accounting / Finance degree program is an ideal opportunity for you. To invest in yourself and to build a bright future we are here to offer you a distinctive, high quality, and magnificent learning experience.