The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) Sri Lanka chapter paving the way for CA Sri Lanka to conduct globally renowned project management programs at its Colombo 7 premises.
In addition to conducting the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) programs of PMI, the agreement will also allow both institutes to jointly conduct seminars, CPD courses and common forums for the benefit of accountancy, finance and project management professionals in the country.
The MoU will also allow CA Sri Lanka and PMI Sri Lanka Chapter to share knowledge, provide technical inputs and also increase awareness among CA members on PMI.
CA Sri Lanka President Sujeewa Rajapakse emphasised that the coming together of two recognised institutes will greatly benefit the professional community in the country.
“CA Sri Lanka continuously endeavors to offer our professionals with the best of qualifications and opportunities right here in Sri Lanka which will help them enjoy greater success in their chosen fields with a diversified knowledge in all areas. Our agreement with PMI Sri Lanka Chapter which is undoubtedly a prestigious institute in the world is one such initiative in this continuing journey to provide our professionals and CA Sri Lanka members marketable and globally recognised qualifications,” Rajapakse added.
The MoU was signed between CA Sri Lanka President Sujeewa Rajapakse and PMI Sri Lanka Chapter President and Board Chairman Aruna Kooragamage, in the presence of CA Sri Lanka Vice President Arjuna Herath, CA Sri Lanka Chief Executive Officer Aruna Alwis, CA Sri Lanka IT Faculty Chairman and Council Member Channa Manoharan, IT Faculty Alternate Chairman Ashane Jayasekera , PMI Sri Lanka Chapter Executive Vice President/Board Director Ganesh Wijenayake and PMI Sri Lanka Chapter Vice President Professional Development/Board Director Shanaka de Silva.
Chief Executive Officer of CA Sri Lanka Aruna Alwis noted that the institute has been at the forefront in introducing a wide range of programs for the benefit of the Sri Lankan corporate society, helping them uplift their professional standards and knowledge as per today’s global trends.
He added that the institute’s state-of-the-art multi-storied building complex provides the institute’s stakeholders the best of services and facilities within a modern set up for the benefit of its over 4300 members and 41,000 students.
Project Management Institute – Colombo Sri Lanka Chapter (PMICSL), is the only accredited chartered chapter in Sri Lanka affiliated to Project Management Institute.
PMI is one of the world’s largest not-for-profit membership associations for the project management profession with more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world. PMI’s worldwide advocacy for project management is reinforced by globally recognised standards and certification program.