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Dr Nirosha (Dilhani) Kapu Arachchilage


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5356, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.375
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5356
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.375  


Dr Nirosha (Dilhani) Kapu Arachchilage is a Lecturer in the School of Business and Law. Dilhani is the Academic Discipline Coordinator Commerce (Accounting, Finance/Economics, Management Information Systems, and Project Management).


By appointment

Current teaching

  • Accounting Information Systems


Dilhani has had an extensive academic career, previously having taught strategic management in the School of Management at ECU and accounting based subjects in the Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (the leading national university in Sri Lanka for management education).

She has also engaged continuously in doing research relating to the areas of management controls, business strategies and corporate governance. Dilhani also had the opportunity to hold various administrative positions and doing consultancies for organisations both in Australia and in Sri Lanka.


  • Coordinating accounting courses and handling related queries
  • Coordinating and teaching Accounting Information Systems (ACC3201) unit
  • Researching on management controls, corporate governance and sustainability
  • Supervising and mentoring postgraduate students

Professional associations

  • Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), UK
  • Certified Management Accountants (CMA), Australia
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), Sri Lanka
  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Australia

Awards and recognition

  • 2011 - Faculty of Business & Law Dean’s Award for achieving PhD
  • 1999 - First order of Merit, Association of Accounting Technicians in Sri Lanka

Research areas and interests

  • Management Control Systems and Business Strategies
  • Corporate Governance
  • Management Control Systems and Business Strategies
  • Corporate Governance
  • Application of the Balanced Scorecard Model


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2011.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Kapu Arachchilage, D., Smith, M., (2013), The Effects of the Diagnostic and Interactive Use of Management Control Systems on the Strategy-Performance Relationship. Journal of Applied Management Accounting Research, 11(1), 9-27, Clayton North, VIC, Institute of Certified Management Accountants.

Conference Publications

  • Edirisinghe, U., Kapu Arachchilage, D., (2016), A Comparative Study of Accounting and Finance Bachelor?s Degree Programs in Australia and Sri Lanka. ECU Business Doctoral and Emerging Scholars Colloqium 2016- Conference Proceedings, 59-67, Perth, School of Business and Law, ECU.
  • Kapu Arachchilage, D., (2015), Why is Sri Lanka a new investment darling in Asia?. A New Paradigm for International Business, 343-351, Australia, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-499-3_19.

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • Kapu Arachchilage, D., (2017), Blending Contemporary Issues in Sustainability with Accounting: A Pathwayfor Accounting students to become future Social Accountants. Blending Contemporary Issues in Sustainability with Accounting: A Pathway, DIFFERENT SITES, ECU.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Accounting by Research,  Factors Affecting Csr Disclosure In Nepalese Banks: A Global Reporting Initiative Perspective
  • Master of Accounting by Research,  The Effect Of Hypothesis Framing, Prior Expectation And Professional Trait Scepticism On Experts' And Novices' Evidence Selected In A Complex Task
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