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AAT Sri Lanka conducts another workshop for AAT MIPs

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Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) successfully hosted a workshop for its Members in Practice (MIP) recently at AAT Centre. MIPs who are in the practice of accounting, tax and other business consultancy, participated at this workshop. The main objective of this workshop was to interact with MIPs on technical aspects, industry requirements and exploring opportunities in emerging business environments while expanding their awareness on the scope of practice, the challenges and opportunities available for practitioners.

The first panel discussion was on the technical aspects relating to MIPs where Ranjith Hapuarachchi, Deputy Commissioner General, Information Communication Technology Administration and Tax Operation Support deliberated on opportunities for approved accountants and authorised representatives with regards to Inland Revenue while Sunil Wanigabadu, Secretary and Member of AAT Governing Council of AAT discussed on the scope of MIPs, challenges and requirements. Jagath Perera, Member of AAT Governing Council contributed as resource personnel on discussing on quality assurance, compliance, code of ethics and development.The second panel discussion was held on exposing the practitioners to the industry and exploring opportunities and it was moderated by Lakshaman Abeysekara, Member of AAT Governing Council and the Chairman of Membership Committee. Panellists were S.R.P. Indrakeerthi, Director Trade Facilitation and Trade Information of Export Development Board, Hemal C. Lokugeegana – Deputy General Manager/Chief Risk Officer of Sanasa Development Bank, Suranga Karunarathna, Relationship Manager – SME of Hatton National Bank, and Tissa Ruberu, Assistant Secretary General of National Chamber of Commerce.

The workshop has been very fruitful and interactive and been received by all the MIPs present. Participants were given ample opportunity to interact with the resource panel. AAT Sri Lanka Chief Executive Officer Tishanga Kumarasinghe also took part in the event which was jointly organised by the Membership Committee and Business School of AAT Sri Lanka.

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