CMA Sri Lanka Toastmasters Club installs 5th President and EXCO

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CMA Sri Lanka Toastmasters Club Chartered in 2015, sponsored under the umbrella of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka, was initiated by Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala Founder President of CMA Sri Lanka, fulfilling the vision of empowering young professional management accountants with the knowledge and skills of Communication, Public Speaking and leadership. 

Chief Guest Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala addressing the gathering

Address by Incoming President TM Shemal Fernandopulle

The club is affiliated to Toastmasters International which is a US headquartered non-profit educational organisation that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of promoting communication, public speaking, and leadership skills.

Toastmaster Shemal Fernandopulle was installed as President by Area Director D82 A2 TM Nadeeka Jayathilaka, together with the incoming Executive Committee. Club District Director TM Sarmaa Mahalingam graced the occasion as Guest of Honour and emphasised on the growth and development of each Toastmaster, as competent speakers and leaders.

Chief Guest CMA Sri Lanka President Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala spoke on the occasion, recalling the initiative of the Council to make it mandatory for all Certified Management Accountants, passed finalists to complete the Speechcraft Programme to become members of CMA and acquire the knowledge and skills of speech making, communication and leadership.

Council Members and Management of CMA Sri Lanka together with several distinguished Toastmasters from the toastmaster fraternity joined the celebration of installing the fifth President and Exco of CMA Sri Lanka Toastmasters Club at Sri Lanka Foundation, Colombo recently.

Immediate past president TM Anil Indika Kodikara testified that the Toastmaster journey has helped discover skills and provided the confidence required for Professionals to develop the vital ability of communication and leadership in the corporate world.

TM Shemal Fernandopulle, being a Charter member and Exco member from the beginning, thanked Prof. Watawala and the Council of CMA Sri Lanka for the visionary initiative of introducing Speech Craft to all students, and member aspirants of CMA to learn the art of Communication and leadership, confirming the immense benefit received since the first speech crafter batch started in 2015, which formed the CMA Sri Lanka Toastmasters Club in the same year.

He also stated that CMA Sri Lanka has played a major role in uplifting the quality and communication ability of CMA passed finalists and members and have conducted 14 programs providing training to participants within the four years period. 

Also, all those completing the speechcraft program are eligible to join the CMA Toastmaster club enabling them to further improve the communication and leadership qualities to progress in their career development and reach leadership roles. The Toastmasters club also provides its members to participate in local and international events and networking amongst these clubs and members.

For further information on becoming members, 

Telephone – +94 75 5054 286 (Mayuran)


Incoming President TM Shemal Fernandopulle handing over the token of appreciation to Chief Guest Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala