Ms. Thilini De Silva

Senior Lecturer / Dean



Ms. Thilini De Silva is a graduate from University of Wayamba as the gold medalist with a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance with a first class. She has completed her MBA at Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka. She currently lectures Financial Accounting, Financial Markets and Institutions, Management Accounting, Professional Development and Management. She serves as the Dean and a Senior Lecturer at School of Business. She is also the course director to the BSc in Business Management (Special) degree programmes.

Journal Publications

  1. De Silva, T. D., Barbutiu S. M., Wakunuma K., and Dhameeth G. S. 2021. “Empowerment Through Women Entrepreneurship: A Case from the Beauty Salon Sector in Sri Lanka.” Journal of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Education 1 (2): 121–46.
  2. De Silva, M. T. D., & Nishantha B. (2017). The Effect of Bootstrapping Techniques and Formal Sources of Finances on the Perceived Performance of Women Owned Firms. Sri Lanka Journal of Management, 22 (1), 01-35.
  3. Perera, B., De Silva, M. T. D. (2017). A Study of The Relationship Between Personality Traits and Job Performance of the Academic Staff Members of NSBM Green University Town. NSBM Journal of Management, 03 (02), 18-30.

Conference (Full Paper) Publications

  1. De Silva, T. & Hansson, H. (2022). Social Media as a Digital Tool Changing the Game Plan of Women Entrepreneurs – Case on the usage of Facebook in the Beauty Salon Sector of Sri Lanka. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 992-1000). New York City, NY, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 5, 2022 from
  2. De Silva, M. T. D. (2019). The Empowerment of Females Using social media for Business. International Conference on Business Innovation.

Conference (Full Paper) Publications

  1. 3 studies on women empowerment, women entrepreneurship and use of social media

Research Interests

  1. Women Entrepreneurship
  2. Social Media
  3. Women Empowerment