CISI CEO to visit Sri Lanka Foundation

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Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Chief Executive Simon Culhane is to visit Sri Lanka Foundation (SLF) in June. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI and Member of the Institute of Financial Services. The  is the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of major financial centres around the world.

Formed in 1992 by London Stock Exchange practitioners, they now have more than 40,000 members in 89 countries. In the past year, they have set over 42,000 examinations in 68 countries, covering a range of vocational qualifications. Members benefit from a variety of professional and social activities. In the latest financial year, CISI had almost 11,000 bookings at more than 200 events, from their regular series of continuing professional development seminars throughout Britain and in a growing number of centres overseas, to their prestigious and highly-acclaimed conferences.

CISI is having a strong regional presence in the UK, with 16 active branches across the British Isles, and a fast-growing presence internationally, served by offices in Dublin, Edinburgh, India, Singapore, Sri Lanka and the UAE. In Sri Lanka, CISI has a partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka where some of its subjects are embedded into the Diploma in Capital Market.

It also has a local advisory committee headed by Nihal Fonseka. SLF presently has partnered with CISI to launch two programs namely Combating Financial Crime and Global Financial Compliance. The SLF is known to be the foremost Adult Education Centre in Sri Lanka, established in 1974 consequent to an Agreement between the Sri Lanka Foundation and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.  

Today, Sri Lanka Foundation is on a stronger footing where it is regularised under an Act of Parliament, The Sri Lanka Foundation Law No.31 of 1973. Sri Lanka Foundation functions autonomously under the purview of the Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka and is managed by a Board under the chairmanship of Prof. Ranjit Bandara and is gradually becoming the most popular and demanding learning centre for many in the country.