Sri Lanka’s leading blue-chip conglomerate, Aitken Spence PLC has come onboard, for the second year in row, as a lead sponsor for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) to help carry out its development activities for the year.
The CA Sri Lanka constitutes the country’s national body of accountants and is among the foremost and largest professional organisations in the country with a membership of 4200 chartered accountants and over 37,000 students aspiring to be Chartered Accountants.
The sponsorship cheque was officially handed over to CA SL President Sujeewa Rajapakse by Aitken Spence’s Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, J.M.S. Brito recently.
The sponsorship will assist the institute to carry out its numerous educational and professional activities for the benefit of its students, members and even professionals from non-accounting sectors throughout the year.
Welcoming Aitken Spence onboard for the year 2012, CA Sri Lanka President commended Aitken Spence’s significant role in assisting the institute to conduct its activities and help advance the accounting profession further.
“Aitken Spence’s role as a lead sponsor for a second year is also an endorsement of the institute’s mission to continue to serve society by promoting and developing the accountancy sector continuously,” he said.
Aitken Spence’s Deputy Chairman and Managing Director stated that Aitken Spence with its leadership in several strategic sectors of the Sri Lankan economy is steadfast in fulfilling its responsibilities to society as a part of its commitment to sustainable business which results in shared value creation.
“As an industry leader, Aitken Spence has over the years, pioneered many new innovations and best practices across many of the sectors it operates in, which has helped raise the bar of business performance in Sri Lanka. We take our responsibility to engage and contribute positively to the economy and society as a fundamental aspect of how we do business. It is in this light that we are pleased to announce our continued support to CA Sri Lanka, which is one of Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest professional bodies, with the aim of strengthening the country’s human capital to drive Sri Lanka’s development towards a sustainable path,” he added.
A chartered accountant himself, Brito noted that Chartered Accountants have over the years played an important role in the growth and development of Aitken Spence.