Chanaka Ganepola

Chanaka Ganepola


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Chanaka Ganepola is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Finance at Alliance Manchester Business School. Previously, he was a lecturer in Finance at Leeds Beckett University and Coventry University. Chanaka held several positions at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka over a period of 9 years prior to joining academia.

Chanaka holds a PhD in Finance from Alliance Manchester Business School, MSc. in Financial Engineering and Risk Management from Imperial College London, MBA in Finance from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and a BE in Computer Science and Engineering from VTU, India. He is also a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Chanaka’s previous and current research work examines liquidity concerns in commodity markets and energy market issues.  



BMAN10522M: Financial Decision Making.

AMBS75004: Global Financial Markets and Institutions



Financial derivatives – Undergraduate - Coventry University

Financial risk management – Postgraduate – Coventry University

Financial trading and investment skills using Bloomberg – Undergraduate – Coventry University

Corporate Finance – Postgraduate – Leeds Beckett University

Investment management – Postgraduate – Leeds Beckett University

External positions

Lecturer in Finance, Leeds Beckett University


Lecturer in Finance, Coventry University


Senior Assistant Director, Central Bank of Sri Lanka


Areas of expertise

  • HG Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Energy economics
  • Financial Markets
  • Commodity markets


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