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CIMA President Meets CBSL Governor, Employers and Members

The 86th President of CIMA Mr. Amal Ratnayake FCMA, CGMA concluded his visit to Sri Lanka recently. On the visit, he met with the Governor of the Central Bank, Professor W. D. Lakshman, with whom he discussed how financial literacy could be enhanced in Sri Lanka alongside other initiatives that CIMA has undertaken to ensure their members stay relevant in these times of rapid technological change.
On January 16, he rang the Bell at the Colombo Stock Exchange, in commemoration of the CIMA’s Centenary celebration. Another Centenary related event he participated in, was the launch of the Commemorative Postal Cover at an event led by Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Technology and Innovations and Higher Education Dr. Bandula Gunawardana.
He also hosted a dinner for CIMA’s Associate and Fellow Members where CIMA’s 2020 Corporate Partners, Top Employers and Past Presidents were recognised. Amal was also the chief guest at the CIMA Convocation recently.
At the Oracle CFO Conference, he was a panellist and spoke in detail about re-imagining the role of Finance, quoting examples from his role as the CFO at The Official Community Corporation an online event-driven brand management company for established recording artists, based in Canada. As Mr. Ratnayake is also Chair of the Board of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), the unified voice of CIMA and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), he was able to relate how The Association was transforming business across the world.
During his visit, he also visited B. R. De Silva and MAS Holdings, two for his former employers and also Hatton National Bank.

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