During the period February 29 to March 8, 2020, the 32nd CMA Intensive program was conducted by Professor Janek Ratnatunga at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo Sri Lanka. The program is offered exclusively by the Academy of Finance, in Sri Lanka. Over 60 senior managers including CEOs and CFOs from all sectors of the Sri Lankan economy attended this program held over 7-days.
During this period concerns about COVID-19 escalated. Hotel guests and participants were screened for temperatures etc. The world lockdown commenced about a week after the course was completed.
Shown below is a montage of the last face-to-face program before the world changed, when the WHO finally came to understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 and declared a pandemic.