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Colombo University MBA Alumni Association 21st AGM on Thursday

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The MBA Alumni Association, University of Colombo will hold its 21st Annual General Meeting on 28 June at 6:15 p.m. at the Hilton Colombo Residencies.

Global Strategic Corporate Sustainability Ltd.ChairmanDr. Ravi Fernando would grace the occasion as the Chief Guest. Dr.Ravi Fernando is an Alumnus of Universities ofColombo, andCambridge, with a Doctoratefrom The European University in Geneva.He is a Blue Ocean Strategist with a sustainability mindset. In addition, the Vice Chairman University Grants Commission Professor P.S.M. Gunaratne, Vice Chancellor University of Colombo Professor Lakshman Dissanayake and Dr. Pradeep Dharmadasa, Dean, Faculty of Management and Finance would also be present as Guests of Honour.

It is customary for the Association to elect new office bearers and a new Executive Committee at the AGM. The outgoing President Irshan Jayah would preside over the official functions of the AGM where he would be handing over the mantle to the President elect –Thusitha De Silva to take over as President for the year 2018/19. This annual event provides an opportunity for fellowship and networking amongst the members.

 “Our members work in diverse fields of industry, commerce, agriculture, administration and media, in various parts of the country. Manymembers serveoverseas, an indication that the qualification is recognised outside the country,” Irshan Jayah said.

The MBA Alumni Association of University of Colombo is an active body with a membership base of around 700 plus members. It carries out events of national importance bringing together the academia, corporates and the public sector. The Annual budget seminars organised by the MBA Alumni Association have been wellreceived by the corporate community in Sri Lanka. Both Pre and Post Budget sessions were chaired by the Minister of Finance with the Senior Treasury Officials, corporate sector and a wide cross section of the public attending. The flagship event of the Association is its annual Management Conference which creates a platform of sharing of information with the business community. This year’s Management Conference was held in June 2018 on the theme ‘ASEAN-Sri Lanka’s next big opportunity to analyse the opportunities to grow in The ASEAN via FTAs.

The Alumni Association has become a vibrant entity in Sri Lanka which seeks to build close ties with the University of Colombo and to keep abreast with the professional developments round the globe and to equate the MBA program to the international standards of prestigious Centres of Learning.


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