The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) which recently established its regional knowledge centre at the Jaffna College undergraduate department premises, simultaneously initiated a bold move to identify and award the talent bestowed in the region by presenting 20 scholarships of ICASL courses for needy students in the region.
This move orchestrated by the institute aims at providing a stable foundation for the students of the region who possess a significant talent in education. This occasion was graced by several high ranking government officials including the Hon. Bandula Gunawardena Minister of Trade, Marketing Development, Co-operatives and Consumer Affairs and Hon Douglas Devananda Minister of Social Welfare and Social Services, and other representatives of the Institute and many other renowned personalities of the region.
Welcoming this initiative of the ICASL the Jaffna College Principal Mr. Noel A. Vimalendran praised the institute for not only bringing its global qualification to the doorstep of the region's students, but also assisting the needy students to voyage their educational career with the prestigious institute.
ddressing the gathering, the ICASL president Mr. Nishan Fernando commented that it gives the institute immense pleasure to nurture young minds and drive them to the path of successful career paths, and it is with that intention the ICASL continues to nourish the younger generation of the Northern Province, he added. Also speaking at the occasion ICASL Student Training & Development Committee Chairman Mr. Lasantha Wickremesinghe said it gives him pleasure to see the commitment and dedication of students of the region for higher education, especially for Chartered Accountancy courses, and reminded that the Jaffna region in earlier times had produced most of the valued Chartered Accountants who led the industries and government institutions and that it is time for them to once again rise up to its previous status with the guidance and support of the institute. He further emphasized that ICASL considers it as an obligation to support financially and otherwise those students who require necessary assistance and guidance at this crucial moment.
The students of the region were extremely pleased to get the helping hand from a globally recognized accounting body such as ICASL in order to once again rise up as leaders in the educational field. This eagerness, commitment, dedication of the students and the recognition and quality of ICASL would definitely head a long journey opening a new chapter in the educational field of Sri Lanka.