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8.30 am – 10.30 am INAUGURATION

Convener: Ms. Rashmi Thennakoon

8.30 am - 8.45 am Commencement
8.45 am - 8.55 am - Welcome Address

Dr. S. Kodithuwakku, Conference Chair – IUFRC 2022

8.55 am - 9.05 am - Address by Prof. E.M.A.S.B. Ekanayake

Dean, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya

9.05 am- 9.15 am Address by Prof. M.D. Lamawansa

Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya

9.15 am - 9.20 am - Launching of the e-Proceedings of the Abstracts
9.20 am - 9.30 am Address by Prof. Lalith Samarakoon

President, Sri Lanka Finance Association
Head, Department of Finance, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA

9.30am -10.15am Keynote Address:
“Sustainable Finance – Risk to Opportunity”

Mr. Nishan Fernando
Chairman, First Capital Holdings PLC
Managing Director, BDO Consulting

Introduction to Keynote Speaker:
Ms. H.M.N.K. Mudalige

10.15 am – 10.20 am - Concluding Remarks

Ms. S Yamuna
Secretary Publications, IUFRC 2022

10.20 am – 10.30 am - Break
10.30 am – 12.05 pm - CONCURRENT SESSIONS A1, B1 AND C1

Sessions A1 Corporate Governance and Accountability

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Sessions B1 Financial Markets and Investments

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Sessions C1 Corporate Finance, Public Finance and Economics

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12.05 pm – 2.00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS A2 AND B2

Sessions A2 Banking, Insurance and Risk Management

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Sessions B2 Special topics, Contemporary Trends and Issues in Finance

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1.25 pm – 2.00 pm - Break
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm - CONCLUSION

Convener: Ms. Dilini Gunasekare

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2.00 pm – 2.45 pm - Keynote Address: “Market Manipulation and ESG Violations”

Prof. Douglas Cumming
Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship
College of Business, Florida Atlantic University, Florida, USA

Introduction to Keynote Speaker: Ms. P.T.M. Gunathilake

Prof. Douglas Cumming is the DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is also a Visiting Professor of Finance at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK.  Prof. Douglas has published over 200 articles in leading refereed academic journals, such as the Academy of Management JournalJournal of Financial EconomicsReview of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Journal of International Business Studies, and has been cited over 23,000 times according to Google Scholar.

Prof. Douglas is the Founding Managing Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Corporate Finance (2021), which has an average of 16.9 Google Scholar cites per paper published in 2021 volume 1(1-4) and 2022 volume 2(1-2).  He is the Managing Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management (2020-2022) and a Co-Editor of the Journal of Industrial and Business Economics (2020-).  He was the former Managing Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Corporate Finance (2018-2020).

Prof. Douglas has published 21 academic books.  His most recent books are Corruption and Fraud in Financial Markets (Wiley, 2020) and Crowdfunding: Fundamental Cases, Facts, and Insights (Elsevier Academic Press, 2019).  He is the coauthor of Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting (Elsevier Academic Press, 2nd Edition, 2013) and Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation and Performance around the World (Oxford University Press, 2013).  He is the Editor of the Oxford Handbook of IPOs (2019), the Research Handbook of Finance and Sustainability (2018), and the Research Handbook of Investing in the Triple Bottom Line (2019).

Prof. Douglas’ work has been reviewed in numerous media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, The Economist, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Business, the National Post, and The New Yorker.

2.45 pm – 3.15 pm

Presentation of Best Paper Awards
Prof. K.G.A. Udaya Kumara
Director – Membership
Sri Lanka Finance Association

Wrapping up the Conference
Dr. S. Kodithuwakku,
Conference Chair –IUFRC 2022

Vote of Thanks
Ms. M.N.F.Nuskiya
Secretary –IUFRC 2022

National Anthem

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Prof. Manjula K. Wanniarachchige
Executive Secretary
Sri Lanka Finance Association
Department of Finance
Faculty of Management and Finance
University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka