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CA Sri Lanka’s annual budget seminar focuses on recovery of economy

As the country reeled from its worst-ever economic crisis, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) focused on the recovery from the ongoing financial crisis at the much-awaited annual budget seminar held on Tuesday morning.

The highly insightful and interactive forum featured top experts ranging from government officials to business leaders, and subject specialists who provided a comprehensive understanding of the effects of the national budget for next year, which was presented in Parliament on Monday by President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

A detailed overview on taxation was also delivered to the audience representing Chartered Accountants, including business leaders, c-suite executives, and CA students.

The welcome address was delivered by Mr. Heshana Kuruppu, Vice President of CA Sri Lanka, while the budget highlights were presented by Ms. Sharmila Jayasekara, Partner of KPMG who is also a member of the CA Sri Lanka Faculty of Taxation.

The seminar also featured a panel discussion comprising of Ms. Thanuja Perera, Tax Policy Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Mr. D. R. S. Hapuarachchi, Commissioner General of Inland Revenue, Mr. N. R. Gajendra, Founder/Senior Partner of Gajma & Co, Mr. Thilan Wijesinghe, Chairman/CEO of TW Corp (Pvt) Ltd and Mr. Mahendra Jayasekara, Managing Director of Lanka Wall Tiles PLC. The session was moderated by Mr. Tishan Subasinghe, Chairman of the CA Sri Lanka Faculty of Taxation.

The annual budget seminar organised by CA Sri Lanka is one of the Institute’s most sought-after annual events due to the comprehensive overview it provides its diverse audience on the national budget.



  • CABS3507: Special invitees and participants at the CA Sri Lanka Budget Seminar.

  • CABS3540: Mr. Heshana Kuruppu, Vice President of CA Sri Lanka delivering the welcome speech.

  • CABS9260: Panel Discussion (From L to R) Mr. N. R. Gajendra, Mr. D. R. S. Hapuarachchi, Ms. Thanuja Perera, Mr. Tishan Subasinghe, Mr. Thilan Wijesinghe, Ms. Sharmila Jayasekara and Mr. Mahendra Jayasekara.

  • CABS9326 and CABS9330: Members of the audience poses questions to the panelists.