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CA Sri Lanka’s SAB undergraduate Sharmal Dissanayake wins international tennis tournament

Undergraduate of the School of Accounting and Business (SAB) of CA Sri Lanka, Sharmal Dissanayake, who is following the BSc. Applied Accounting degree recently brought honours to his country, after winning an international tennis tournament, the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group 03.

Following his win, he has gained qualification to play the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group 02 next year.

A tennis prodigy, who has been playing the game since he was three years old, Sharmal, a past pupil of Royal College, Colombo, has been playing competitive tennis for 16 years, and is currently ranked as the national tennis champion and the number one player in Sri Lanka (men’s).

He joined CA Sri Lanka to follow the degree in applied accounting, with an ambition to serve his motherland. Speaking of the degree programme offered by CA Sri Lanka, Sharmal said that he finds the degree programme very flexible, especially due his busy schedule with his tennis tournaments and training. “I find the lecturing very satisfactory and another important feature of the degree programme is that it offers a very relevant and up to date curriculum,” he said.

He added that he find great enjoyment studying at CA Sri Lanka for the BSc. Degree in Applied Accounting, as it is conducted under a very team centric environment. “The staff at the institute is very good, and always assist me on various matters. I enjoy following the degree programme because it’s more like a team working together, which I like very much,” Sharmal added.

The faculty of SAB comprises of a cultivated lecture panel comprising of university professors, senior lecturers and industry professionals with profound and wide ranging theoretical and industry knowledge.

Students who have successfully completed the local GCE Advanced Level or the London Advanced Level (Edexcel/Cambridge) examinations with three passes can register for the degree programme. Additionally, professionals who are employed and have fulfilled the basic entry requirements can also follow the degree programme on a part time basis. Students with pending A/L results also can register for the degree, which is approved by the University Grants Commission and is also equivalent to the degrees offered by the state universities in Sri Lanka.

Students who complete the degree programme successfully have an added advantage of securing a successful career locally and overseas, in the financial management and accountancy sphere, and also in non-government and government sectors, apart from the private sector.

Within a short span of time, the degree has also received international accredited from highly respected accounting organisations such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and CPA Australia, while leading Australian universities; Deakin and La Trobe offer transfer opportunities to students following the CA Sri Lanka Applied Accounting degree. The BSc. in Applied Accounting degree also offers a range of exemptions for CA Sri Lanka, CIMA, ACCA, AAT and SLIATE HND qualifications.