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CA Sri Lanka takes visionary leap with new curriculum review

In its continuing efforts to provide the country’s youth with a relevant globally recognised accounting qualification, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will take yet another giant leap as it begins to review its curriculum with a far sighted vision which aims to address market needs as far off as in 2020.

Having been in existence for over five long decades, the Institute, which is also the country’s national body is one of the largest tertiary education providers in Sri Lanka with a mammoth student base of 41,000 students who are currently following CA Sri Lanka’s globally recognised accounting qualification.

As the first step towards realizing this objective, the Institute has already laid down the foundation work to obtain feedback from business leaders including chairman, CEOs, and other managerial level professionals on how the new curriculum should be positioned.

In its efforts to obtain feedback from business leaders including heads of industries and practicing firms, the Institute recently organized a series of breakfast meetings with leaders from the corporate sector giving them a platform to share their views on how the next curriculum of CA Sri Lanka should be positioned together with a visionary outlook which will address market requirements as far ahead in the year 2020.

The high level breakfast meetings saw an impressive participation of business leaders in the country, who gave their input on areas which should be addressed in the next curriculum to ensure they are relevant at a global level.

CA Sri Lanka President, Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse emphasized that the Institute is committed to provide the country’s youth with the best, globally recognized accounting qualification in Sri Lanka. He also noted that the CA Sri Lanka curriculum is reviewed regularly to meet the growing demands in the market and to ensure the Institute’s qualifications are on par with global standards.

“The primary aim of the meetings was to identify the area of focus in the upcoming curriculum review, and the direction that should be followed while updating the curriculum, thereby positioning the curriculum towards 2020. We received very objective feedback from the business leaders who were present at the meeting, which will help in ensuring the forthcoming curriculum review will be a far sighted syllabus for the benefit of our future accountants,” he added.

Chief Executive Officer of CA Sri Lanka, Mr. Aruna Alwis noted that the institute’s global standing is evident due to over 30 percent of its members serving in overseas positions covering all continents.

“The globally recognised CA Sri Lanka qualification gives students a thorough understanding on key subjects relating to both accounts and non-accounting fields,” he noted.