As a move to empower the student body of the nation the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) had been conducting a series of seminars throughout the country over the past years titled 'Sisu Nena' which guides Advanced Level students of the commerce stream to face the most decisive examination in their educational journey. The most recent phase of this pivotally important educational guidance programme was held in the first week of May in Matara and Batticaloa.
The Sisu Nena educational seminar in the South was held in Matara in association with the University of Ruhuna and conducted by a panel of expert lectures, Professor D.Attapattu, Senior Lecturers Dayananda Ambalangoda, Nandasiri Kimbiyahetti, and Sarath Katukurundha who made a significant contribution supplementing the students of the region aspiring to cross the hurdle of the most vital A/L examination.
The Sisu Nena seminar of the Eastern province was conducted by ICASL with the motive of realizing the hidden potential bestowed in the region; the lectures were delivered by Mr. S. Thumilan a renowned senior lecturer whose contribution at the seminar was immeasurable for participants. The close affinity of ICASL towards the long neglected North Eastern provincial education is apparent through events of this calibre which followed after it opened its regional knowledge centre and examination centres in the Northern Province. Both these seminars were immensely fruitful in the nature of students numbering over 1000 attending them with great eagerness to capture intellect at no expense.
Raising his voice on the vitality and necessity of this educational programme ICASL Chief Executive Officer Mr. Aruna Alwis comments that the main intention of this noble initiative is to bring knowledge of intellect more closer towards the students who have lesser opportunities of access to them as compared to students in urban areas; further articulating on the topic Mr. Alwis states that this series of seminars would be conducted throughout the year as part of our Institute's Corporate Social Responsibility. ICASL also simultaneously conducts a series of seminars called 'Guru Nena' for Advanced Level teachers under the same motive of uplifting educational standards of the country.
The ICASL is the premier accounting body of the nation that continues to cater to the educational requirements of over 35,000 students at present; The institute has already produced over 4,000 members who excel all over the globe reaching great heights in the respective careers. ICASL provides a visionary leadership to the nation in the sphere of education and events such as 'Sisu Nena' are classic examples of their noble intention.