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CA Sri Lanka’s SAB Campus launches country’s first-ever association dedicated to business analytics

With business analytics increasingly playing a pivotal role in today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), together with its academic arm, SAB Campus, marked an important milestone as it unveiled the country’s first ever association dedicated to business analytics.

The Association of Business Analytics (ABA) was launched in the distinguished presence of Mr. Tishan Subasinghe, Vice President of CA Sri Lanka and Chairman of the Board of Management at SAB Campus, Mr. Nuwan Withanage, Chief Financial Officer of Softlogic Life Insurance, Dr. Tiloka De Sliva, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Decision Sciences, Faculty of Business, University of Moratuwa, Ms. Lakmali Priyangika, Chief Executive Officer of SAB Campus of CA Sri Lanka; Senior Professor Ariyarathne Jayamaha, Director of SAB Campus; and Mr. K.H.G.U Kariyawasam, Registrar of SAB Campus.

Organised by the SAB Campus’s intake 1A of the business analytics batch, the inauguration ceremony titled "NOVABIZ" underscored the vital role of business analytics amidst the dynamic shifts witnessed across various sectors.

The vision of ABA is to empower sustainable, data-driven leaders of tomorrow. In response to the rise of big data and advanced analytics, ABA also aims to equip students and professionals with practical knowledge and skills essential for leveraging data insights effectively.

The event also featured a showcase of student performances, including presentations on sustainability through data analytics and captivating drama and dancing performances.

ABA aims to provide a platform for students and professionals to develop their business analytics skills, facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing through workshops, seminars, and networking events. It also seeks to promote awareness of the importance of business analytics within the local business community and bridge the gap between academia and industry by connecting members with potential employers and industry practitioners.

The officers leading ABA for the term 2024–2025 are:

  • President: Mr. Thisen Abeygunasekara
  • Vice President: Mr. Tharusha Handaragama
  • Secretary: Miss. Ravishni Jayarahal
  • Treasurer: Mr. Indipa Perera
  • Deputy Secretary: Miss. Nethmi Dileka and Miss. Himandi Mehansa
  • Assistant Treasurer: Mrs. Milka Fathuma

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  • SABNOVA 82: Vice President of CA Sri Lanka Mr. Tishan Subasinghe with ABA President Mr. Thisen Abeygunasekara
  • SABNOVA 6