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CA Sri Lanka honours four eminent senior chartered accountants for their outstanding contribution

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently paid a glowing tribute to four eminent Chartered Accountants, in appreciation of their outstanding contribution to the accounting profession and society.

At a ceremony held at Waters Edge Battaramulla, Dr. Gamini Christopher Bernard Wijeyesinghe was decorated with the award, Lifetime Achievement 2012.  With a rich tradition of integrity ethical conduct and a high degree of professionalism, he enriched the profession and the business world.

The Institute also honoured Mr. Hemaka Amarasuriya, Mr. Augustine Thavarajan Benedict and Mr. Viswanathar Kailasapillai by inducting them to the CA Sri Lanka Hall of Fame in recognition of their services to the profession and the public in an illustrious career spanning decades in both the private and public sectors in the country.

Dr. Wijeyesinghe, a Past President of CA Sri Lanka and a former precedent Partner of KPMG, served KPMG for almost fifty years before his retirement in 2001.  Whilst working as a partner, he also served on the Asia Pacific Regional Board of KPMG.  He was instrumental in initiating the formation of the South Asian Federation of Accountants and also served on the directorate of many public companies and also served as a member of the main committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. He was a Council member of the Employees Federation of Ceylon, Founder member of the Securities and Exchange Commission and a Member of the Board of Management of the Postgraduate Institute of Management.

Among the three chartered accountants inducted to the CA Sri Lanka Hall of Fame, Mr. Hemaka Amarasuriya, is as an illustrious member of the profession who has left an indelible mark both on the profession and the corporate world.

He joined Singer Group of Companies in 1973 as an Administrative Accountant and rose to the position of Chairman.  As Chairman, he was responsible for ensuring that the Singer Group was ranked amongst LMD