CA Sri Lanka, ICTA and  SLASSCOM in joint initiative


Arjuna Herath, President of CA Sri Lanka, Reshan Dewapura, Chief Executive Officer of ICTA and Virendra Perera, Chairman of SLASSCOM FAO Forum recently exchanged documents for the upcoming  financial accounting outsourcing professional qualification. Picture also shows Aruna Alwis, Chief Executive Officer of CA Sri Lanka, Channa Manoharan, Council Member of CA Sri Lanka, Nilukshi Thambimuttu, Head of Business School, CA Sri Lanka, Jayantha Fernando, Programme Director & Legal Advisor of ICTA, Sachindra Samararatne, Project Manager of ICTA and Imran Furkan, Executive Director of SLASSCOM.

In yet another pioneering venture, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) joined hands recently with the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) to offer a groundbreaking professional qualification for the Financial Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) sector.

The qualification which is slated to launch later this year, comes at a juncture when Sri Lanka is aspiring to become the Business Process Outsourcing Hub in the world.

CA Sri Lanka, ICTA and SLASSCOM has partnered with an objective of launching the qualification of which preliminary work has already been completed.

This Business Services Accounting qualification is expected to give the FAO sector a tremendous boost by fulfilling an important need which will eventually ensure producing highly skillful professionals who will steer the FAO sector successfully in Sri Lanka.

Arjuna Herath, President of CA Sri Lanka, speaking on the landmark venture said, Sri Lanka is known to produce accountants of exceptional ability of international standing having the capacity to serve not only the domestic market but international markets as well.

"This is one of the key attributes as to why our country is a preferred destination for the BPO industry. In order to actively support the country to realize this vision of being the best outsourcing destination in the world, CA Sri Lanka has embarked on a journey with the active participation of the industry body SLASSCOM and the government policy making arm in this area ICTA to create professionals with the right skills and knowledge specifically required for this industry," he said.

Reshan Dewapura, Chief Executive Officer of ICTA said, "In the journey to becoming the knowledge hub of Asia, accreditation of the labour force in specific skill sets is imperative. Sri Lanka as a Center of Excellence for FAO no doubt will greatly benefit from this step taken in the right direction".

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