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CA Sri Lanka continues to impart importance of IT security and forensic accounting among accountants and students

In a corruption, fraud and cyber-crime rampant world, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), in its capacity as an influential professional body, has played an exemplary role in strengthening the skills of professional accountants and accounting students to combat these growing dangers.

In line with this important objective, CA Sri Lanka annually conducts two vital programs, namely the Diploma in Information Systems Security Control & Audit (DISSCA) and the Certificate Course in Forensic Accounting to inculcate specialized skills among professional accountants to help them fight these risks.

CA Sri Lanka recently recognized 50 students who had successfully completed both courses conducted by the Institute. At an awards ceremony, 30 professional accountants including Chartered Accountants who had successfully completed the forensic accounting course were awarded certificates by CA Sri Lanka’s President Mr. Jagath Perera. Another 20 students who completed the DISSCA program were awarded diploma certificates by CA Sri Lanka’s CEO Ms. Dulani Fernando.

CA Sri Lanka President Mr. Jagath Perera awarding a certificate to a student who successfully completed the forensic accounting program CA Sri Lanka CEO Ms. Dulani Fernando awarding a diploma certificate to a student who successfully completed the DISCCA program

The DISSCA program jointly conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), has to date trained hundreds of professionals including managers, supervisors of audit firms, internal auditors, accountants and financial controllers in enhancing their expertise in this unique field.

The forensic accounting course has become a sought after program at the Institute among Chartered Accountants and other professional accountants as it covers pertinent areas associated with modern forensic and investigative accounting techniques, which helps accountants gain a thorough understanding of the principles and practices used by accountants, internal auditors, and others on how to examine financial and other related information.

Students who successfully completed the DISSCA program pose for a group picture with CA Sri Lanka officials including the Institute’s President Mr. Jagath Perera, Vice President Mr. Manil Jayesinghe, Chairman of IT Faculty Mr. Wasaba Jayasekera, Alternate Chairman of IT Faculty Mr. H. M. J. J. Herath and CEO Ms. Dulani Fernando.