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CA Sri Lanka Members Chandrika Muhandiramge and Ranjani Joseph clinch top regional awards

Two female fellow members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) brought honour to the nation and the local accounting fraternity earlier this month when they clinched top regional awards, outshining many other female accountants from South Asia.

Chartered Accountant Ms. Chandrika Muhandiramge was bestowed with the prestigious “Lifetime Woman Leadership Award," while Ms. Ranjani Joseph, also a Chartered Accountant was honoured with the “Best Woman Practitioner Award” at the SAFA Women Leadership Awards 2024, organised by the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) and held in Nepal early this month.

Ms. Muhandiramge serves as the Executive Director/Group CFO at Abans PLC, while Ms. Joseph is the Partner, Head of Banking Services & Markets, and Deputy Head of Audit at KPMG Sri Lanka.

The achievements of both Ms. Muhandiramge and Ms. Joseph highlight the exceptional caliber and contributions of women professionals in Sri Lanka’s accounting fraternity and professional domain. Additionally, the achievement also reflects their individual excellence, strength, and dynamism.

The SAFA Women Leadership Awards not only honour individual achievements but also serve to inspire and motivate future generations of accounting professionals to strive for excellence and make meaningful contributions to the profession and society across South Asia.

Addressing the event in Nepal, Mr. Heshana Kuruppu, President of SAFA and CA Sri Lanka, utilised the platform to urge everyone to celebrate the accomplishments of women and to recommit to pushing boundaries, breaking barriers, and creating pathways for women to realise their full potential. "Together, let us build a future where every woman has the opportunity to thrive, lead, and make a meaningful impact on the world," Mr. Kuruppu said.

The awards comprised nine categories and were open to all SAFA member countries, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives, and Afghanistan.


  • CASAFA 0016: Ms. Chandrika Muhandiramge receiving the “SAFA Lifetime Woman Leadership Award”

  • CASAFA 0024: Ms. Ranjani Joseph, receiving the “SAFA Best Woman Practitioner Award”