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Lasantha Wickremasinghe inducted as 23rd President of CA Sri Lanka

Chartered Accountant, Lasantha Wickremasinghe was inducted as the 23rd President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) on Tuesday, 26th January 2016 in the presence of a distinguished audience including senior government officials, corporate leaders and international accounting personalities.

Mr. Wickremasinghe, a prominent Chartered Accountant was ceremoniously inducted by outgoing President Mr. Arjuna Herath in the presence of Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Finance and Dr. Giancarlo Attolini, Chairman of the International Federation of Accountants’ SMP Committee.

Wickremasinghe, a fellow member of CA Sri Lanka counts for 20 years of experience and is a Partner at B.R. De Silva & Co. Chartered Accountants. He has served in the CA Sri Lanka Council since 2006, and prior to his induction as President, he was Vice President from 2014 to 2015.

Mr. Wickremasinghe serves as a Board Member of the Confederation of Asian Pacific Accountants (CAPA), the regional organisation representing national accountancy organisations in the Asia-Pacific region, and is a Technical Advisor to the Board of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), which is an apex body of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC).

He chairs SAFA’s Improvement in Transparency, Accountability & Governance Committee (ITAG) and is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board, and also serves as an Ex-Officio Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A product of Nalanda College, Mr. Wickremasinghe whose experience spans the industry sectors of banking, finance, insurance, lotteries, plantation, manufacturing and services, has also served as Chairman of several CA Sri Lanka committees including the National Conference Committee (2012 & 2013), Annual Report Awards Committee (2008 & 2011), Examinations Committee (2010-2011) and the Training and Student Development Committee (2006-2009).

He also served as the Treasurer of the Organization of Professional Association of Sri Lanka (OPA) from 2009 to 2010, and is also a Committee Member of the IFRS Implementation Task Force (Urgent Issues Task Force) of CA Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, Mr. Jagath Perera was appointed as Vice President of CA Sri Lanka. A fellow member of CA Sri Lanka and a graduate of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Mr. Perera is a Partner at KPMG Sri Lanka and has served in the CA Sri Lanka Council since 2010.

He chairs the Examination Committee and the SMP Capacity Building Task Force and as well as serves as the Chairman of the Operations Review Committee of CA Sri Lanka.

Mr. Perera was the Chairman of the Student Training and Development Committee, and at present serves as a board member of Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board. He is also a member of SMPs, Anti-Corruption and also the Professional Ethics and Independence Committees of SAFA.

Click here to Download Inaugural address by Mr. Lasantha Wickremasinghe, as President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, delivered at the 23 rd President’s Induction ceremony of the Institute held on 26 th January 2016.