Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently paid tribute to one of its founding members, Sinnappu Ramasamy, who has been a member since the Institute was founded in 1959.
Ramasamy, who is 91 years old and lives in Perth, Australia, has served in various corporate positions across South East Asia, including in Sabah, Labuan and Brunei, where he also formed his own company under the name ‘Ramasamy Associates’.
Ramasamy recently called over at the Institute on a visit to Sri Lanka and was welcomed by Vice President of CA Sri Lanka Lasantha Wickremasinghe and Chief Executive Officer of CA Sri Lanka Aruna Alwis, who also presented him with a memento.
Prior to migrating, Ramasamy was also the Managing Director at British Ceylon Corporation.
Sharing his thoughts on the progression of the accountancy profession in Sri Lanka, Ramasamy said that the accounting profession has seen some very good progress over the years. He also acknowledge that his Chartered Accounting qualification gave him the necessary leverage to carry out his official responsibilities including carrying out investigations while he was serving in various capacities in South East Asia.
“Chartered accountancy has definitely helped me right throughout my career. Because I was an accountant I was able to carry out investigations successfully into numerous malpractices in various organisations I was assigned to. So accountancy has helped me a great deal in my career,” he said.