Mr Pratheepan Tharmalingam

Research project: Corporate sustainability reporting: Trends, measurement issues and future directions


Most public traded companies publish sustainability reports consisting of multidimensional aspects of environmental, social and economic factors. However, those reports are vastly underutilized due to perceived complexity. Incorporating an entity's economic, environmental and social performance indicators into its management and reporting processes, we argue, has become synonymous with corporate sustainability; in the process, concern for ecology has become sidelined.

The PhD research project deals with corporate sustainability reporting and, in particular, a critique of the modern disconnect between the practice of corporate sustainability reporting and trends and measurement issues to be considered. 


Presently, I am a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. I recently completed the MRes degree programme and am reading a  PhD in Business and Management at Kingston University London. 

Areas of research interest

  • Corporate Sustainability Reporting
  • Sustainability Performance Assessment
  • Integrated Reporting


  • MRes in Business and Management, Kingston University, UK
  • Master of Science in Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Funding or awards received

  • Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) Operation


  • A.Thayaparan and T.Pratheepan (2014), Evaluating Total Factor Productivity Growth of Commercial Banks in Sri Lanka: An Application of Malmquist Index, Journal of Management Research, ISSN 1941 – 899, Vol.6, No.3, pp 58 – 68

Conference papers

  • Tharmalingam Pratheepan (2018), Dividend policy and shareholders' wealth: A study of selected listed Hotel and Travel Companies in Sri Lanka, 4th International Conference on Theory and Practice - ICTP 2018, Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research, pp 15 - 16.

  • A.Thayaparan and T.Pratheepan  (2014), Efficiency of selected commercial banks in Sri Lanka: An application of Data envelopment analysis, Wayamba University International Conference, Sri Lanka

  • A.Thayaparan , Y.K Weerakoon Banda and T.Pratheepan (2012) Impact of Capital Structure on Profitability of Listed Manufacturing Firms in Sri Lanka, International Conference on Business and Information, University of Kelaniya, pp 84 – 90.

  • P.Manokar, A.Pushpanathan and T.Pratheepan (2010), Factors influencing on consumers' attitude towards the diary products: A case study of Highland brand products in Vavuniya District, 9th Annual Research Session, Eastern University, Sri Lanka