The Sri Lanka Finance Association

The Sri Lanka Finance Association (SLFA) is the premier association of academics, practitioners, policy makers and students in Sri Lanka and worldwide with interest in finance in the context of Sri Lanka and emerging economies.

Established in 2016, the main purpose of the SLFA is to serve the national interests of Sri Lanka by engaging in research, conferences, seminars, education, dialogue, discussions 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.

The main objectives of the Association include the following:

  • 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.
  • Sponsor finance conferences and meetings that provide opportunities to present research, discuss issues, exchange ideas, and meet colleagues who share a common interest in finance and related fields.
  • Promote and provide for the dissemination of finance research, ideas, and information through the publication of journals and other media.
  • Contribute to the advancement of the field of finance through various professional development, certification and other educational and training programs.
  • Improve the public understanding of financial knowledge and issues and contribute to the advancement of financial literacy.
  • Promote the engagement of students in the field of finance through a variety of means including formation of student chapters of SLFA and workshops and conferences.
  • Foster friendly relationships and collaborations with similar professional associations throughout the world.
  • Engage in other activities as may be appropriate for such an organization.

The SLFA organizes various events and activities in order to achieve its objectives.

Its Annual International Conference on Emerging Financial Markets and Policies is the main event for presentation, discussion and sharing of finance research relating to emerging economies.

The Journal of Emerging  Financial Markets and Policy (JEFMP) is the Association’s main journal dedicated for the publication and dissemination of high-quality research covering emerging and frontier economies.

The SLFA also holds an Annual International Undergraduate Student Research Conference devoted to research papers by finance undergraduate students.

The Monthly Finance Seminar Series provides a forum for discussion of current research, practice and policy by academics and professionals worldwide.

The SLFA also organizes various financial education programs targeted at students, teachers, entrepreneurs and small and medium scale enterprises and the general public.

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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