CA Sri Lanka launches Chartered Accountant Prabash Galagedara’s transformative book on AI

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Prabash Galagedara (right) presenting a copy of the book to CA Sri Lanka President Heshana Kuruppu

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently teamed up with 

Chartered Accountant Prabash Galagedara to launch his transformative book on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at a ceremony in Colombo.

Titled “AI for Finance Professionals,” the book delves into the potential of AI and its profound implications for the accounting profession. 

Galagedara, a distinguished member of CA Sri Lanka and an industry leader with over two decades of experience in data analytics and technology, brings his unique insights to the forefront in this thought-provoking publication.  

CA Sri Lanka, as the exclusive publisher for circulation in Sri Lanka, formerly unveiled the book recently which was graced by CA Sri Lanka President Heshana Kuruppu, and Members of Council Vice President Tishan Subasinghe, as well as CA Sri Lanka Chief Executive Officer Asoka Piyadigama, and Chief Operating Officer Lakmali Priyangika. The event also featured Acuity Knowledge Partners Country Head Jehan Jeyaretnam, who provided the book review. 

As per the agreement signed between CA Sri Lanka and the author, 50% of the profits from each book sold will be donated to the CA Sri Lanka Scholarship Fund.

The nexus between finance and AI is becoming increasingly important in today’s rapidly evolving world. To successfully navigate the shift to a futuristic work environment, both seasoned professionals and prospective students must have a thorough awareness of AI’s applications in finance. Galagedara’s book serves as a strategic roadmap for finance professionals, offering insights into how AI can optimise their professional journey in the futuristic world. For students, it serves as a foundational resource for adjusting to a digital work environment with AI, providing a thorough overview of AI’s role in reshaping the finance industry.

Galagedara holds an undergraduate degree from the Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He further honed his expertise through executive education at Harvard Business School, specialising in disruptive innovation and modern company evolution. Currently serving as General Manager of one of the largest ASX-listed companies in Australia, Galagedara’s career spans across finance, information technology, consulting, risk, and audit.

His debut book, “Embrace: In Pursuit of Happiness through Artificial Intelligence,” quickly rose to prominence, becoming an instant Amazon best-seller in Robotics and AI.