Over 12,000 students register with CA Sri Lanka in 2013 to become Chartered Accountants
Friday, 10 January 2014 01:15
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) continued to attract an unprecedented number of new students with over 12,000 new student registrations in 2013 alone. With these new student registrations, CA Sri Lanka has secured a phenomenal growth in its active student base which has now reached over 44,000 students following the Institute’s chartered accountancy program. CA Sri Lanka is now one of the largest tertiary education providers in the country.
CA Sri Lanka’s President Arjuna Herath commenting on the impressive registrations said that chartered accountants today played a pivotal role across both the public and private sectors. “Therefore, chartered accountants are always in demand both here and abroad, and the qualification is attracting a large number of students,” he noted.
Herath emphasised that consistently increasing registrations every year was testament to the recognition of the CA Sri Lanka qualification in Sri Lanka and overseas as well as the increasing demand for the profession and its professionals.
“The institute revises its syllabus regularly in its efforts to keep abreast with changing global needs and offers students the best and most updated qualification. Accountancy is a truly global profession and CA Sri Lanka ensures it empowers and equips the chartered accountants with required professional competence at a very early stage, while ensuring they possess an internationally recognised qualification, knowledge and skill to be a key player and drivers of any business,” Herath added.
CA Sri Lanka Chief Executive Officer Aruna Alwis emphasised that the globally recognised qualification by CA Sri Lanka is one of the most affordable programs in the country, which is complemented with unlimited accessibility to students from Colombo and outside Colombo.
“The institute has established fully equipped information centres across the country covering Kandy, Matara, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, Ratnapura, Jaffna and Kalmunai, in its strive towards encouraging students from rural areas to join the institute and make a career headway in the accountancy field,” he added.
He noted that students from across the country don’t have to come to Colombo itself to follow the CA program as leading institutes across Sri Lanka offer the CA Sri Lanka foundation program at their centres.
“No longer is the globally sought after professionals tag only limited to students from urban areas, and CA Sri Lanka takes pride in taking this important profession to the most rural of areas in Sri Lanka,” Alwis added.