The Chairman Member Network Panel for ACCA Sri Lanka Adrian Perera and the executive committee for the year 2017/2018 with ACCA Sri Lanka Head Nilusha Ranasinghe and ACCA Sri Lanka Business Development Manager Ruchera Jayewardene Peries.
ACCA’s Annual General Meeting was held recently at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo, where Oasis Hospital (Pvt.) Ltd Corporate Affairs Director Adrian Perera was re-elected as the Chairman member network panel for ACCA Sri Lanka for the year 2017/2018.
Adrian Perera is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka, and the Certified Professional Managers of Sri Lanka. Furthermore, Adrian is also the Chairman of the ACCA Sustainability Awards Committee. In addition he is an Associate member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Post Graduate Institute of Management University of Sri Jayawardenapura.
Adrian in his speech said that he was proud to serve as president of a professional body that has been at the forefront of the finance profession in the country. He stated that in order to fulfill ACCA’s strategy of being recognized as the leading global accountancy body in reputation, influence and size, he will during the coming year continue to further strengthen the significant achievements and progress made last year and work towards ACCA being the number one qualification that develops the professional accountants that the country’s businesses needs.
He would also work to continue to align ACCA’s CPDs to address the skills and competences essential for members, work with employers, learning partners, and other key stakeholders to promote the ACCA brand and enhance the engagement of the members in all activities.
ACCA Sri Lanka Business Development Manager Ruchera Jayawardena Peries outlined the many achievements gained during the year which included affiliates being employed within one year of completing their exams, extending the qualification to students in Gampaha, Kandy , Galle, Badulla , Batticaloa, Puttalam, Vavuniya and Jaffna, further strengthening agreements with key universities in the country, such as Sri Jayawardenapura, Kelaniya and Wayamba, as well as signing MoUs with two leading private higher education institutes, ICBT and NSBM Green Campus. The prize-winners and affiliates’ awards ceremony held this year had 114 affiliates and five World Prize Winners. ACCA Sri Lanka achieved a member retention rate of 96.4 percent this year.