The annual graduation ceremony of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) Australia was held at the BMICH recently, amongst a group of distinguished guests and invitees. Gracing the occasion on this year’s graduation were; Chief Guest Central Bank of Sri Lanka Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Guest of Honour ICMA Australia Education Committee Chair Professor Janek Ratnatunga and ICMA Sri Lanka Branch President Murali Prakash.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will pay special focus on emerging issues facing finance companies at a special workshop scheduled to be held on 22 May 2013 at the Institute’s Auditorium in Colombo 7.
Indian companies urged to come to Sri Lanka to get double the value
Indian Outbound Tour Operators Association Chairman Subash Goyal noted that the campaign has already started a buzz in the city, where people have already started talking about Sri Lanka. “With Bombay being the commercial capital, it is very important because there is already a demand after the IIFA and the television exposure on the country,” he told the Daily FT.
Russia has announced that it has taken steps to provide eight large helicopters to Sri Lanka as a total donation; the Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Office said quoting visiting Head of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independence States-Russia Konstantin Kosachev.
This was revealed when the visiting Russian envoy held talks with Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne at his house in Gampola.
Strong political will needed in endorsing the draft Right to Development criteria and operational sub-criteria
Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said, “strong political will is needed to finalise the process of considering, revising, and ultimately endorsing the draft Right to Development criteria and operational sub-criteria, towards the elaboration of a coherent set of standards on this intrinsic right”.
First finance company to open a VIP centre in the suburbs
Financial heavy-weight LB Finance PLC scores another first among finance companies, opening a premier customer center in Colombo’s suburbs. The impressive LB Premier Finance Centre will be unveiled this Thursday in the heart of Mt. Lavinia, affording high net-worth individuals living in the suburbs the opportunity to experience world-class service.
NEW YORK (Reuters): Europe’s top trade official for the first time late on Friday officially cited Chinese mobile telecommunications equipment makers Huawei and ZTE Corp for violating anti-dumping and anti-subsidy guidelines.
REUTERS: The Financial Times’ website and Twitter feeds were hacked on Friday, renewing questions about whether the popular social media service has done enough to tighten security as cyber-attacks on the news media intensify.
MBSL session on “How to overcome practical issues in implementing IFRS for small, medium and large companies” on 5 June
Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka PLC (MBSL) is organising a seminar on “How to overcome practical issues in implementing IFRS for small, medium and large companies” to be held at Earls Court, Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo on 5 June 2013 from 4.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
The National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) of Sri Lanka organised a 10-member business delegation to Bangkok, Thailand during 8 to 12 May 2013, to attend the Horti ASIA 2013 exhibition in Bangkok.