The SLFA is a non-profit professional association for academics, practitioners, and policy makers in Sri Lanka and worldwide with interest in finance in general, and finance in the context of Sri Lanka in particular.
The purpose of the SLFA is to serve the national interests of Sri Lanka by engaging in research, education, dialogue, discussions, conferences and other activities deemed appropriate for the purpose of the advancement of the field of finance and related areas and to advocate the best policies and practices of finance across all institutions.
Encourage and support the development of quality finance education.
Advocate the adaption of sound financial policy and practices across all institutions.
Promote the understanding, development and application of high quality basic, applied, and policy research in finance and related fields.
The SLFA is committed to developing and advancing the financial education and literacy across the broader cross section of the society including schools, universities, the government, small and medium scale enterprises and the investing public.
Increased financial knowkdege and skills will help the society make prudent saving, borrowing and investment decisions thereby advancing the financial wellbeing, profitability, wealth and overall economic stability and development of the country at large.
The SLFA contributes to the advancement, discussion and dissemination of research through conferences, seminars and its flagship international peer-reviewed journal JEFMP - The Journal of Emerging Financial Markets and Policy.
The JEFMP welcomes high quality theoretical, empirical and policy research relating to all finance-related topics in the context of Sri Lanka and emerging and frontier economies.