Aspirations International Academy partners SLICM
Handing over the accreditation
agreement, Kumar De Silva (Chairman of SLICM), Lyle Peiris
(Deputy Chairman of SLICM), Shanil Jayasekera (Managing
Director of AIA) and Ajith Abeyskera (Chairman of AIA)
Bank of Ceylon Akkaraipattu branch
presented gifts to customers recently. Here, Manager
M.I.M.Hanifa hands over a gift to a account holder of
‘Kantha Runginum. Picture by: I.L.M.Rizan, Addalaichenai
Aspirations International Academy (AIA) partnered with Sri Lanka
Institute of Credit Management (SLICM) the leading institute which
offers credit management education in Sri Lanka. Through the exclusive
partnership Aspirations International Academy will be offering the best
opportunity to corporates who wish to obtain the professional Associate
of Institute of Credit Management Sri Lanka (AICM-SL) qualification and
granting exemptions in obtaining an international credential from the
Institute of Credit Management UK (ICM-UK).
The Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management (SLICM) was initiated as
a pioneering education project which intended to fill a vacuum in the
leasing and finance related companies in Sri Lanka. In the year 2000,
Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management was incorporated under a
Parliamentary Act No. 07 of 2000.
Lyle Peiris, Vice President of SLICM and also a Director of Arpico
Finance said, "Over the years SLICM has trained over 1500 students from
over 100 financial institutions in the country. We have produced well
qualified graduates to banks, finance companies, leasing companies and a
variety of trading companies since our inception.
The diploma course in credit management conducted by SLICM covers 10
key areas such as Credit Management, Business Law, Marketing and
Economics, Business Communication with Information Technology,
Accountancy and Finance, International Finance and Banking, Management
Principles and HRD.
Brindley De Zylva, Secretary of SLICM and also the MD/CEO of Lanka
Orix Finance Co Ltd reiterated, "SLICM was formed to provide personnel
with skills in credit management to the Banking and Non-Banking
Financial Services sectors and globally to all businesses providing
credit. This partnership will open a new array of opportunities to the
Banking and Finance student base in our country. Through synergizing the
facilities available and the career guidance leadership we will be able
to embed additional value in the present executive".
Romani De Silva, Treasurer of SLICM and also the MD of Alliance Group
of Companies added "In recognition of the high standards maintained by
the SLICM the Institute of Credit Management UK (ICM UK) has exempted
AICM holders from their (ICM UK) examinations and has granted them
Associate Membership entitling them to use the affix AICM (UK). This
opens global opportunities to our graduates."