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Dr Nirosha (Dilhani) Kapu Arachchilage


Contact Information Email:, Room: 467
Staff Member Details
Room: 467  


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

  • Contemporary issues in Sustainability accounting and Integrated accounting projects as the relevant areas.


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 accounting and finance education, auditing practices, sustainability reporting, 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 commerce courses
  • Teaching Contemporary Issues in Sustainability Accounting and Integrated Accounting Projects
  • Researching on accounting and finance education, auditing practices, sustainability reporting, management controls, business strategies and corporate governance.
  • 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

  • 2015 Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award, Faculty of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • 2011 Dean’s Award for Achieving PhD, Faculty of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Australia.
  • 2006 Best Research Paper Presentation for the research paper ‘Japanese Management Practices Applied in Sri Lankan Organizations’ International Symposium. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka.
  • 2004 Merit Award Master of Business Administration, Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Research areas and interests

  • Accounting and Finance Education
  • Auditing practices
  • Sustainability reporting
  • Management Control Systems
  • Business Strategies
  • Corporate Governance


  • 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. Proceedings of the Conference on Free Trade Agreements and Regional Integration in East Asia, 343-351, Australia, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-499-3_19.

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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