CMA Speechcrafters program a rousing success

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Seated from left: Chandana Samaraweera, M.M. Zawahir, Dr. Swineetha De Livera, Kosala Dissanayake, Ruchira Perera, Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala, Adrian Perera, Dian Abeywardene, Kanishka Jayasinghe,  Niranjan De Silva and A. Athithan Standing: CMA speech crafters, CMA Sri Lanka Toastmasters Club members and CMA Sri Lanka management representatives


The CMA Sri Lanka Toastmasters Club conducted its fourth speechcraft program sponsored by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA). 

Twenty-five participants, including CMA members, passed finalists and final year students, followed the program over a period of 10 weeks. The speechcraft program enabled budding CMA Management Accountants to enhance their communication and leadership skills.

Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala, together with the Council Members of CMA, are committed to enhancing the leadership and communication skills development of  its members, passed finalists and final year students, enabling them to achieve career progression in the corporate world. This program created tremendous interest among the participants who successfully engaged in the 10-week program with much enthusiasm. 

The final award ceremony was successfully conducted by the Course Director Toast Master Dian Abeyewardene, at the CMA Auditorium on Wednesday, 31 May 2017. Addressing  the gathering, Chief Guest CMA Sri Lanka President Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala expressed his delight over the prepared speeches made by the participants of the fourth speechcraft batch on relevant and inspirational topics such as ‘Now is the best’,  ‘Be your own boss’,  ‘Power of woman’ and ‘Start living’. 

Prof. Watawala also remarked on the professionalism in conducting the entire meeting by leading role players such as the President, Toast Master, Table Topic Master, Timer, Ah Counter, Round Robin Master, General Evaluator and all evaluators including table topic speakers.   

The certificates were presented by Prof. Watawala, Council Members Adrian Perera and Ruchira Perera and CEO Kanishka Jayasinghe.

CMA Sri Lanka Toastmasters Club Vice President Education, A. Athithan, and the club members were present together with speech craft facilitators Niranjan De Silva and M.M. Zawahir. 

The speechcraft program was coordinated by Member Services Senior Manager Shanthi Maheswaran.

The next batch of the speechcraft program will commence shortly for members, passed finalists and final year students of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. All interested in participating are requested to contact the CMA office through Shanthi on 0714 70 55 36 or by e mailing