Nihal Sri Ameresekere, FCA, CMA, has been appointed, as Sri Lanka Coordinator of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA). Mr. Ameresekere has been a Member of IAACA since its inauguration in October 2006.
IAACA, supported by UNODC was inaugurated in 2006 to promote and facilitate the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), which came into force in December 2005.
The Annual Conference & General Meeting of IAACA was held in St. Petersburg, Russia between 30th October and 2nd November 2015, and was followed up by the UN Conference of State Parties to the UNCAC from 2nd November to 6th November 2015.
Sri Lanka was the 2nd signatory to ratify the UNCAC in March 2004, and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in Sri Lanka has mandated the implementation of the Articles of the UN Convention Against Corruption.
This is an important juncture for the new Sri Lankan Government combating fraud and corruption on several fronts.
The UN Convention Against Corruption applies with equal force to both and public and private sectors, managing public funds in fiduciary trust.
Nihal Sri Ameresekere, CMA, is also an Associate Member of the American Bar Association, Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Director of the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management.
ICMA congratulates him on this prestigious appointment.