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IFAC President Meets Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

President of the International Federation of Accountants Ms. Rachel Grimes who was in Sri Lanka last week met with Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka at Temple Trees. During the meeting, matters pertaining to the development of the accounting profession as well as the role played by the three local accounting bodies; CA Sri Lanka, CMA Sri Lanka and AAT Sri Lanka in further strengthening the profession were discussed at length.

CA Sri Lanka's President Mr. Jagath Perera, Vice President Mr. Manil Jayesinghe, President of CMA Sri Lanka, Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala, President of AAT Sri Lanka, Mr. Jazri Magdon Ismail as well as several other officials and Chairman of NHRDC Mr. Dinesh Weerakkody were also present at the meeting.


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe greets Ms. Rachel Grimes, President of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), which the global body of the accounting profession.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in discussion with Ms. Grimes, and officials from IFAC, CA Sri Lanka, CMA Sri Lanka and AAT Sri Lanka.

From Left to Right: Mr. Lasantha Wickremasinghe (CA Sri Lanka Past President), Mr. Nathaniel Webb (IFAC’s Deputy Director, Communications & External Affairs), Mr. S. Ilayperuma (AAT Sri Lanka’s Vice President), Mr. Jagath Perera (President of CA Sri Lanka), Ms. Rachel Grimes (President of IFAC), Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe (Prime Minister of Sri Lanka), Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala (President of CMA Sri Lanka), Dr. Gary Pflugrath (IFAC’s Senior Director, Public Policy and Governance), Mr. Jazri Magdon Ismail (President of AAT Sri Lanka), Mr. H.M. Hennayake Bandara (CMA Sri Lanka’s Vice President), Mr. Manil Jayesinghe (CA Sri Lanka’s Vice President) and Mr. Dinesh Weerakkody (Chairman of NHRDC)