CA Sri Lanka EDEX Expo's Gold Sponsor for third time
For the third consecutive year, The Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will be a Gold Sponsor of the
10th EDEX Expo in 2013.
CA Sri Lanka is one of the country's largest professional
organisations which give leadership and insight to its 4,300 members
spread across the globe. The Institute maintains its stature as a
professional body, actively promoting the best practices in the industry
whilst promoting business, finance, management and good governance.
From left Mukhlis Ismail, Chairman Branding Committee CA Sri
Lanka, Aruna Alwis - Secretary/ CEO CA Sri Lanka, Sujeewa
Rajapakse - President CA Sri Lanka, Kamal Abeysinghe,
Chairman-EDEX, Manju Ariyaratne, Secretary- Royal College
Union, Nalin Manoratne, Director Marketing Communications –
CA Sri Lanka's student base of over 37,000 benefits immensely from
its professionalism and the large number speaks volumes making it the
largest tertiary education provider in the country, outside the
CA Sri Lanka President Sujeewa Rajapakse emphasised that as one of
the country's largest education service providers, the Institute always
looks at attracting the best and brightest of students and hence the
EDEX Expo has been identified as an excellent platform to attract
students of such caliber.
"As EDEX is now reaching out to urban and semi urban areas with
multiple initiatives, it gives the Institute more access to encourage
students from other parts of the country to join the Institute, thereby
attracting a larger and more diverse student base," Rajapakse said.
The President also noted that CA Sri Lanka's association with EDEX
during the previous years proved to be a successful partnership, with
the Institute's stall attracting a very impressive number of students
who showed keen interest in taking up Chartered Accountancy as a career.
"In this day and age when competition is at its highest pinnacle, the
CA qualification has been designed to provide students with an extensive
knowledge. The Chartered Accountant is a professional in the field of
Accountancy - well versed in the subjects of accountancy, auditing,
management accountancy, information technology, taxation, corporate and
commercial law, financial management, management, economics and other
connected subjects," Rajapakse said.
"This broad spectrum which is covered in the study course together
with the completion of specified training requirements provided by over
600 training partners from industries both in public practice and
non-public practice sectors provide students with the chance to learn
first-hand the ethical application of business practices in the training
environment and has thereby today made Chartered Accountants to be among
the most sought after professionals globally," he added.
"Today, Chartered Accountants contribute significantly to the
country's economic growth and stability. CA Sri Lanka qualified
accountants play a major role in almost every sphere locally and
overseas. Approximately 60 percent of the top 50 companies listed in the
Colombo Stock Exchange have at least one CA Sri Lanka qualified
professional appointed in to their respective director boards," he said.
"Despite global economic setbacks from time to time, there is an
impressive increase in employment opportunities for Chartered
Accountants in all sectors of the economy. Chartered Accountants are in
high demand right now and play a pivotal role in even shaping Sri
Lanka's economic outlook," Rajapakse added. Rajapakse stated that of the
4,300 CA Sri Lanka members, approximately 30 percent of the membership
is serving overseas in various managerial level positions covering a
diverse range of sectors. This alone is testament to the Institute's
global recognition in accountancy.
EDEX is extremely glad that a professional organization in the
caliber of CA Sri Lanka with a significant membership, continuing its
sponsoring of EDEX Expo 2013 in the Gold category, paving the way for
the youth to play a pivotal role in shaping Sri Lanka's economy as
qualified Accountants, Chairman of EDEX, Kamal Abeysinghe said.
EDEX Expo 2013, Sri Lanka's largest Education and Careers Exhibition
organized by the Royal College Union will be held on January 18, 19 & 20
at BMICH Colombo and on January 25 & 26 at the Kandy City Centre,
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