Sri Lanka Update Dec 2017

Institute of Certified Management Accountants (Australia) held the Global Accounting Hall of Fame and Global Management Accounting Hall of Fame Award Ceremony and VIP Dinner amongst an exclusive gathering of eminent academics, professional and a distinguished group of corporate leaders. Chief Guest of the event was Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy, the Governor of Central Bank. His Excellency Bryce Hutchesson, the High Commissioner for Australia in Sri Lanka graced the event as the special Guest of Honour.

Professor Brendan O’Connell, Global President of CMA Australia and Professor of Accounting at RMIT University and Professor Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of ICMA Australia and Former Chair of Business Accounting, Monash University along with Regional Directors from around the world were also present at the event.

ICMA Australia Global Hall of Fame is intended to honour the professionals and academics in recognition of the distinguished service contributions to the progress of accounting and management accounting in their respective countries.

Left to Right: Mr Murali Prakash, ICMA Australia Sri Lanka Branch President; Mr Kapila Dodamgoda, ICMA Regional Director; Dr Chris D’Souza, ICMA COO & CFO; Prof Janek Ratnatunga, ICMA CEO; Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy, the Governor of Central Bank; Prof Brendan O’Connell, ICMA President; Hall of Fame Inductees Prof Wimal Wickramarachchi, Mr. Rajan Asirwatham, Prof M. T. A. Furkhan and Mr. James Mather; His Excellency Bryce Hutchesson, the High Commissioner for Australia in Sri Lanka and Dr Nalaka Godahewa, Director of the Academy of Finance – the exclusive provider of the CMA Australia program in Sri Lanka.
A part of the packed hall of over 200 VIP attendees including; H.E. Bryce Hutchesson, the High Commissioner for Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy, the Governor of Central Bank; Dr Chris D’Souza, ICMA COO & CFO; Mr Priyan Fernando, former COO of American Express Global and Dr Ruwan Hulugalle, Regional Director of ICMA in Cambodia.

The inductees to the Global Accounting Hall of Fame were Mr. Rajan Asirwatham, who was the Senior Partner and Country Head of KPMG Sri Lanka (formerly Ford Rhodes Thornton & Co) for well over four decades, from 1961 to 2008; and Mr. James Mather who was the Senior Partner of Ernst and Young from 1970 to 2001 playing a monumental role in the way Ernst & Young developed were honoured with

The inductees to the Global Management Accounting Hall of Fame were Prof M. T. A. Furkhan, who was one of the prime movers in establishing in 1965, the basic roots of the management accountancy profession in Sri Lanka, when he brought the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants (now CIMA) to Sri Lanka; and Prof M. W. Wickramarachchi who is a path breaker in academic accounting education in Sri Lanka and was the founder of Department of Commerce at University of Kelaniya and Department of Accountancy and Financial Management at University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

The Council of the ICMA Australia Sri Lanka Branch, with Prof Janek Ratnatunga, ICMA CEO; Dr Chris D’Souza, ICMA COO & CFO; Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy, the Governor of Central Bank; Prof Brendan O’Connell, ICMA President and H.E. Bryce Hutchesson, the High Commissioner for Australia in Sri Lanka

 

Professor Janek Ratnatunga, surrounded by staff the Academy of Finance at the Hall of Fame Awards night.