Nirupika Liyanapathirana

Accounting Lecturer - Taradale


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Areas of Teaching

Financial accounting, taxation


PhD in Accounting (University of Waikato), Master of Arts (Honours) (Japan), BSc Business Administration (Special) Degree (Sri Lanka), Advanced Diploma level in Banking & Finance (Sri Lanka), Associate Member of Institute of Certified Management Accountants in Sri Lanka (ICMA), Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL), Member of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ),



  • Teaching Experience as a lecturer in accounting for around 10 years in New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
  • Industry Experience as a student accountant and as an accountant in a leading Bank in Sri Lanka.

Courses Taught

Analysis of Financial Information
Financial Accounting
Advanced Financial Accounting

Research Areas

Accounting Ethics
Corruption in developing countries
Accounting education

Current Research

An exploratory study of awareness and intensity of ethical dilemmas: A comparative study between Sri Lankan and New Zealand accountants.
The role of ethical theories in ethical decision-making: A qualitative approach using video vignettes.

Research outputs

Research outputs 2016