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CA Sri Lanka joins hands with CIPM to promote literacy in financial and human resource management

Two of the country’s prestigious professional bodies, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) teamed up recently to encourage and promote financial literacy and human resource management literacy among the professional community.

The historic agreement between the two 64-year-old prestigious professional bodies, signed by Mr. Sanjaya Bandara, President of CA Sri Lanka, and Mr. Ken Vijayakumar, President of CIPM, will acknowledge the importance of promoting reciprocal cooperation for the advancement of financial literacy, human resource management, and other pertinent programmes of knowledge sharing among the finance and HR fraternity in Sri Lanka.

Among those present at the signing ceremony were CA Sri Lanka’s Council Member Mr. Laknath Jayawickrama, CEO Ms. Dulani Fernando, CIPM's CEO Mr. U. A. C. Obeyesekere, and Hon. Treasurer Col. Saman Jayawickrama.

The collaboration between CA Sri Lanka and CIPM will allow CA Sri Lanka to create specialised training programmes in financial management specifically designed for CIPM members, giving them the knowledge and abilities, they require to hold c-suite positions in the corporate sector.

Further, to facilitate members of CA Sri Lanka in developing their HR expertise and helping them achieve their professional objectives, CIPM will also provide programmes specifically tailored for Chartered Accountants.

Additionally, due to the agreement between the two institutions, members of CA Sri Lanka and CIPM will be able to attend a wide variety of training programmes, seminars, conferences, and workshops at special prices.

Incidentally, both CA Sri Lanka and CIPM, which were founded in 1959, will celebrate their 64th anniversaries this year. In a progressive history spanning over six decades, both professional bodies have played an inspirational role in helping develop professional standards in Sri Lanka.

CA Sri Lanka CIPM MoU 2023: Mr. Sanjaya Bandara, President of CA Sri Lanka, and Mr. Ken Vijayakumar, President of CIPM exchange copies of the signed agreement in the presence of officials from both professional bodies.