269 new CA Sri Lanka Chartered Accountants ready to lead the corporate world

  • 225 members conferred with FCA status at Annual Convocation

L to R: CA Sri Lanka Secretary Mr. Prasanna Liyanage, CEO Ms. Dulani Fernando, Immediate Past President Mr. Lasantha Wickremasinghe, Council Member Mr. Laknath Peiris, State Minister of Finance Mr. Eran Wickramaratne, Chief Executive Officer of National Development Bank Mr. Dimantha Seneviratne, CA Sri Lanka President Mr. Jagath Perera, Chairman of the Member Relations Committee Mr. Sanjaya Bandara and Past President Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) conferred the globally recognized Associate Chartered Accountants (ACA) designation to 269 new Chartered Accountants, empowering them to take over the reins of the corporate world.

The 269 new Chartered Accountants received their membership at the annual convocation of the Institute on 02nd October 2019. State Minister of Finance Mr. Eran Wickramaratne was the Chief Guest while Group Chief Executive Officer of National Development Bank Mr. Dimantha Seneviratne was the Guest of Honour.

At the convocation, 225 existing members of the institute, were conferred with the prestigious Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) status, elevating them to the highest stratum in their professional careers.

Mr. Wickramaratne in his congratulatory message said that the Institute allows many Sri Lankans to realise their professional dreams and pursue the careers of their choice. “I hope that as the new Chartered Accountants enter the workforce, armed with this qualification, you will use what you have learnt and the status that having this qualification gives you, for the benefit of the country. I hope that you will carry out your jobs with professionalism and integrity. I hope that you will see the work you do, and how you do it, as a way of investing in the future of Sri Lanka.”

New ACAs and FCAs of CA Sri Lanka

President of CA Sri Lanka Mr. Jagath Perera said that CA Sri Lanka Chartered Accountants are a brand of world class professionals, with the ability to steer any business successfully. “As a member of the Institute, you also enjoy global mobility across all continents, which is testament to the fact that from today onwards, you possess a global passport to success,” he said. Mr. Perera added that the Institute has been enhancing the standing of their members globally by signing agreements with leading internationally reputed professional bodies.

Mr. Seneviratne urged the Chartered Accountants to take on an active role in making a valuable contribution to their respective professional roles, by combining innovation in thinking and adoption of new technologies. “I also express my appreciation towards CA Sri Lanka, for the exceptional service they are rendering for the past sixty years, in creating resourceful Chartered Accountants who are shaping and defining the financial accounting discipline in Sri Lanka and across the globe.”

Chairman of the Member Relations Committee Mr. Sanjaya Bandara highlighted the need for the Associate and Fellow members to achieve success by maintaining the integrity and ethics of the profession. “Chartered Accountants bear a great responsibility towards the profession and our nation. Therefore, I am certain that the new members who receive their membership will play an important role in helping spread the importance of our profession across Sri Lanka and the world,” he said. Mr. Bandara also urge the new fellow members to continue to play an influential role in safeguarding the Institute’s impeccable standing.