The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) will conduct a CPD seminar on ‘Highlights of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Annual Report 2016’ on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., at the CMA headquarters, 3rd Floor Auditorium, Visakha Private Road, Colombo 4.
The resource person at the workshop will be Dr. Chandranath Amarasekara, Additional Director of Economic Research of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee. He was former Head of Money and Banking and a Senior Economist in the Economic Research Department.
Prior to joining the Central Bank in January 2003, he worked as Research Officer at the International Monetary Fund-Sri Lanka Office from 2001 to 2002. Dr. Amarasekara graduated from the University Peradeniya, in 2001 with a First Class Honours Degree in Economics. At the University of Peradeniya, he won the Gold Medal for the Best Student in Economics and the University Scholarship for the Best Student in the Faculty of Arts, among several other awards.
In 2005/06, he followed the MSc in Economics programme at the University of Manchester and completed it with a Distinction. He conducted his PhD research at the University of Manchester on monetary policy modelling and was awarded the PhD in 2010. His research work has appeared in a number of international as well as domestic publications. Dr. Amarasekara is also an Attorney-at-Law.
In his presentation Dr. Amarasekara will provide a snapshot of Sri Lanka’s economic performance in 2016 covering real sector, external sector, fiscal sector and monetary and financial sector developments, expectations for the medium term and issues and challenges facing the Sri Lankan Economy. The seminar will conclude with a question and answer session where the participants will also have an opportunity to obtain any clarifications.
The seminar is recommended for CMA members, CEOs, directors, CFOs, senior managers, management accountants, financial accountants, financial analysts, professionals, academics and government officials.
Those who wish to attend are requested to contact Shanthi on 071 4705536 or e-mail: [email protected] or before Monday, June 12, 2017. Registration is limited and will be on first-come-first-served basis.