Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Corporate governance and performance
  • Corporate reporting
  • Environmental social and governance disclosure
  • Public sector governance
  • Auditing and assurance

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

About Chitra DeSilva

Dr Chitra De Silva Lokuwaduge is a Lecturer in Accounting at Victoria University, Melbourne. She has over 25 years' experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in Sri Lanka and Australia. Her PhD thesis researched governance and performance of Australian universities. Chitra's research interests include corporate governance, corporate reporting, corporate social responsibility and environmental social and governance (ESG) reporting and assurance.

Chitra received a grant from Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) to organise the Environmental Social and Governance for Sustainability Colloquium at Victoria University Business School in October 2019.


  • PhD, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • GCTE, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • MCom, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • PGDip in Business Mgt, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • BSc Business Administration Hons., University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Key publications

Year Citation
2016 Heenetigala, K., De, Silva., Armstrong, A., & Ediriweera, A. (160101). Investigation of criteria used for assurance practices of sustainability reporting in Australian listed companies (1). Melbourne: Victoria University.

Year Citation
2020 Lokuwaduge, C. SDS., & Godage, K. MDS. (200101). Accounting Reforms for Accountable Public Sector Management (pp. 41-64). IGI Global.

doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1385-9.ch002

2017 HEENETIGALA, K., Armstrong, A., Ediriweera, A., & Lokuwaduge, C. S. (170210). Environmental Social and Governance Reporting: A Case Study of the Australian Mining Sector In Eweje, G. ;. (Ed.) (pp. 172-198). New York: Taylor and Francis.
2017 Heenetigala, K., Armstrong, A., Lokuwaduge, C. D., & Ediriweera, A. (170101). Environmental social and governance reporting: A case study of the Australian mining sector (pp. 172-198).

doi: 10.4324/9781315525976

Year Citation
2021 De, Silva., & De, Silva. (210122). Impact of corporate social responsibility practices on employee commitment. Social Responsibility Journal, 17(1), (1-14).

doi: 10.1108/SRJ-01-2019-0027

2020 De, Silva., & De, Silva. (200420). Determinants of public sector accounting reforms: A case study of Sri Lanka in rapidly developing Asia. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 33(2-3), (191-205).

doi: 10.1108/IJPSM-03-2019-0085

2020 De, Silva., & De, Silva. (200101). Emerging corporate disclosure of environmental social and governance (ESG) risks: An Australian study. Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, 14(2), (35-50).

doi: 10.14453/aabfj.v14i2.4

2017 Nuzula, N. F., & De, Silva. (171204). Nila Firdausi Nuzula and Chitra Sriyani De Silva Lokuwaduge. Do ownership structures really matter? A study of companies listed on the Indonesia stock exchange. Asia-Pacific Development Journal, 24(1), (55-82).

doi: 10.18356/647b2e52-en

2017 Lokuwaduge, C. SDS., & Heenetigala, K. (170501). Integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Disclosure for a Sustainable Development: An Australian Study. Business Strategy and the Environment, 26(4), (438-450).

doi: 10.1002/bse.1927

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
5 PhD Integrated Associate supervisor
2 PhD Integrated Principal supervisor
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD Integrated (5) Associate supervisor
PhD Integrated (2) Principal supervisor
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Chitra teaches in:

She is the unit coordinator for:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Accounting for Management.

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2010 - Present
Lecturer in Accounting
Victoria University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2010 -
Lecturer in Accounting
Victoria University

Professional memberships

  • Academic Member, Institute of Public Accountants of Australia
  • Academic Member, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Academic Member, Institute of Certified Management Accountants
  • Academic Member, The International Association for Accounting Education and Research