Buddhi Pathiraja - Associate Director - Corporate Finance and Advisory

Buddhi Pathiraja

Associate Director - Corporate Finance and Advisory


Buddhi has over 17 years of experience in the Audit, Tax and Consultancy Sectors including business restructuring, valuations, due diligences and  strategic planning. She started her career at HSBC as a Banking Assistant where she worked in many different departments. She also worked at Ratnayake T. A. & Company where she underwent an extensive training. Buddhi was a part of the IFRS advisory team of BDO and handled IFRS convergence projects for many affluent clients. Most recent assignments carried out by Buddhi includes government as well as private sector institutions spanning all sectors. She is an honorary Director/Board Secretary at Eclof Lanka (Guarantee) Limited since 2018. 

Buddhi won the World Top Paper Prize for Corporate Finance at the Final Level exams conducted by ABE UK (2002). She also won the Best Paper Presenter award at the Student Conference held in Kolkata for CA Students from Asian countries (2013). She was the winner at CA Best Speaker competition in 2018 and first runner-up at AAT Best Speaker Competition in 2018. Her technical articles have been published in various newspapers and magazines. She was adjudged the Best Debator at AAT Debator in 2021. Her proficiency in public speaking is evident in the various Club level, Area Level and the Division Level competitions she took part in Toastmasters arena. She was placed third in the International Speech Competition of Division E in 2021/2022. She has been involved in many committees at the Association of Accounting Technicians including Member- ship Committee, Seminars and Conference Committee and Member Benevolent Committee since 2016. She is also an active Member of ACCA Sri Lanka Chapter in the Student Development & Member Advocacy sub committees. She has been the consultant for workshops on Financial Report writing for KC 5/CS 4 students at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka since 2018. A visiting lecturer at the Open University of Sri Lanka. 


Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - UK (FCCA)
  • Associate of Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka ACA  (SL) 
  • Associate Member of the Association of Business Executives - UK (MABE)
  • Fellow Member  of  Association of Accounting Technicians - SL (FMAAT)
  • Licentiate in Trinity College of London for Teaching Speech & Drama - UK (LTCL)


Areas of Expertise

  • Feasibility Study
  • Strategic Planning
  • Valuations & Due Diligence
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • IFRS Advisory


Qualifications and Certifications

  • FCCA (UK) 
  • MABE (UK)
  • ACA (SL)
  • FMAAT (SL)
  • BSc. In Applied Accounting – Oxford Brookes University UK
  • Masters in Business Administration (Uni. Of Honolulu) - USA