ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 49
Kandy Times  

CIMA’s educational seminars in Kandy

CIMA Sri Lanka Division has launched a series of two-day educational seminars. Titled “Success”, the seminars, which are hosted by television presenter Asela Bandaranaike, have been initiated to assist A level students to pass their exams on their way to achieving success in their careers, the organisation said this week.

The inaugural seminar was conducted on March 27 and 28 in Kandy to coincide with the opening of the new CIMA Kandy office, opened earlier in the month. Held at Dharmaraja College auditorium, the event attracted 1,100 commerce A level students from 23 schools in the region.

Section of the audience including CIMA officials

The format for the seminars has been based on extensive feedback from school children, parents and teachers and has been developed in conjunction with a highly experienced lecture panel from the University of Kelaniya including K.K. Thilakasiri, W.V.A.D. Karunaratne, R.M.S. Bandara, C.N. Wickramasinghe and W.M.C.B. Wanninayake from the Faculty of Management and Commerce, fully supported by the Heads of the Accounting and Marketing Management departments.

Future seminars will be conducted with lecture panels drawn from both the University of Kelaniya and the University of Sri Jayawardenepura who have indicated their full support for the seminar series, CIMA said. The seminar was declared open by a distinguished gathering including Kandy Mayor L.B. Aluvih

are, Director General of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) Sisira Kothalawala, SLRC’s Deputy Director General – Marketing Sisil Ratnayake, Deputy President of CIMA Sri Lanka Division M A L Aruna Fernando, Aravinda Perera, member of CIMA Sri Lanka Divisional Council, Vipula Ranasinghe, MMC. – Kandy and the Director of Education – Commerce for Central Province, G.G. Jayasinghe.

Speaking at the event, M A L Aruna Fernando, Deputy President of CIMA Sri Lanka Division said:“We recognise that it is important to support Sri Lanka’s students at this early stage to ensure that they are well equipped to face not only their A levels, but the challenges of life ahead. We have received excellent feedback on this event and are looking forward to the next seminar in the series.

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