We successfully completed the 15th Annual International Research Conference on Management and Finance (IRCMF 2020) of the Faculty of Management and Finance of the University of Colombo. The IRCMF 2020 is a special milestone as the faculty hosts the conference in the online platform as result of the prevailing pandemic situation. Reflecting the current economic challenge, the conference is designed under the theme of “Thriving in the Turbulent Times” with the Keynote speech serving the same theme. In addition, IRCMF 2020 is coupled with the salient event of the Doctorial Colloquium. The Doctorial Colloquium provided an excellent platform for doctoral students to present and share their research ideas to obtain in-depth feedback from peers and experienced and renowned researchers and academics for obtaining valued inputs to further improve their research.

We are honoured to have Professor Premachandra Athukorala, Professor in Economics, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy of the Australian National University, Australia as our Keynote Speaker, along with distinguished panelists representing various universities.