December, 1, 2015
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) conferred the distinguished FCA designation to 140 chartered accountants, elevating them to the highest stratum in their professional careers at a special FCA convocation held at CA Sri Lanka on 27th November 2015.
The new fellow members of CA Sri Lanka included high profile corporate leaders who were conferred the FCA (Fellow Chartered Accountant) designation by Mr. Arjuna Herath, President of CA Sri Lanka, who was the chief guest at the event.
Extending his congratulations to the new FCA Members, Mr. Herath highlighted that the new fellow members were joining an elite pool of distinguished chartered accountants as FCAs. “You are among 140 Chartered Accountants honoured this year with the distinguished designation of FCA. This is indeed an important milestone in your professional career as a chartered accountant,” he said.
Mr. Herath also called upon the new fellow members to take greater responsibility in shaping the profession to meet with stakeholder expectations, and to also be an exceptional role model for future chartered accountants and junior colleagues.
Mr. Herath noted that being a professional is paramount, while also highlighting on the importance for the new fellow members to consistently update their knowledge and skills, while adhering to professional ethics.
“As you reach a high status in your career, I urge you to not lose focus in your journey, but continue to excel in your chosen field, and encourage you to continue to demonstrate your competence and skills, continuing to make you and your Institute proud of your achievements,” Mr. Herath added.
Mr. Sanjaya Bandara, Chairman of the Member Relations Committee said that the institute has embarked on numerous initiatives in its efforts to enhance the development and progression of its members. “Because we believe our members are our primary stakeholders and are also the brand ambassadors of CA Sri Lanka, and therefore every effort has been taken and will be taken to ensure they progress in today’s highly complex business world,” he said.
Mr. Bandara expressed confidence that the new fellow members who were conferred with the distinguished FCA status will play a tremendous role in helping propagate the importance of the accounting profession across Sri Lanka and the world, while also playing an influential role to safeguard CA Sri Lanka’s impeccable standing in the accounting and finance world.
Mr. Aruna Alwis, Chief Executive Officer of CA Sri Lanka noted that CA Sri Lanka members commanded an impressive standing in every sector, and are no longer restricted to only number crunching positions. “With a significant number of our 5150 members spearheading leading business organisations in the country, you too can continue to play a significant role in helping develop the profession, the organisation you serve for, as well as the country,” he added.