ICASL to kick off the New Year with ‘ICASL e-Launch 2011’

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THE Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) will kick off the New Year with the ceremonial launch of three high end IT products and two IT based accounting courses at the ‘ICASL e-Launch 2011’.

The strategic partner at the event is ICTA who have played a pivotal role in the development of some of these products; while IFS has partnered the event as associate partner.

The launch, scheduled for the 13 January 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Institute’s auditorium, will see the unveiling of the Multimedia Learning Guides (MMLG), the Online Course Management System (OCMS), the Library System and the Student and Member Management System (SMMS); two of which also won Special Merit awards at the recently held e-Swabhimani 2010 Award Ceremony.

The product unveiling will coincide with the launching of the Diploma in Computer Based Accounting, which is conducted by the IT Training Division of ICASL in collaboration with the Faculty of Management of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and the launch of ‘Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection using IT and CAATs.

The chief guest at the ceremony would be Information and Communication Technology Agency Chairman Professor P. W. Epasinghe, while Prof. Sampath Amaratunga Dean Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura would grace the occasion as the guest of honour. The Chief Executive Officer of ICTA, Reshan Devapura will also address the audience as a special guest.

Speaking of the initiative Arjuna Herath, Chairman, ICT Committee of ICASL said: “ICASL uses IT extensively in its activities, not only to promote efficiency and effectiveness in its operations, but also as a tool and a medium to facilitate education and training. We are proud to state that ICASL is today one of the most progressive educational institutes in terms of use and application of information technology; and as a consequence which its members and students are well skilled and equipped with technology tools to deliver their professional services. The products that will be launched at the event are significant in that these are one of its kind in the country and will have wider application in the future.”

ICASL has an IT Training facility with 120 computers and trains around 8,000 students every year. The Institute is constantly striving to ensure that their students and members are IT literate and geared to face the challenges posed by technological changes.

Apart from providing training facilities for ICASL students that is mandatory under the new curricula, currently, ICASL IT Training Division also offers the Diploma in Information Systems, Security, Control & Audit (DISSCA) in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), among other numerous IT courses.