ICASL and AAT paves new accounting avenues for students in Jaffna
At a time when the Southern part of the country is beginning to get
linked with the Northern peninsula of the island, many opportunities
which the students of the capital enjoy are beginning to expand to the
long neglected student population in the Northern region of the country.
Under the Government orchestrated development program `Uthuru
Vasanthaya' a new light of educational revival has reached the Jaffna
peninsula of the country with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of
Sri Lanka (ICASL) and the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri
Lanka (AATSL) establishing their Regional Information Center at the
Jaffna College Undergraduate Department.
A Ceremony to mark the opening of the Jaffna Information Center was
held on the August 5, 2009 at the Jaffna College premises; this event
was graced by Government officials including Bandula Gunawardena
Minister of Trade, Marketing Development, Co-operatives and Consumer
Affairs and Douglas Devananda Minister of Social Welfare and Social
Praising this initiative of the ICASL and AAT, Noel A. Vimalendran
welcomed the new accounting bodies and predicted that this could be the
beginning of an intellectual revolution in the long neglected northern
region of the country.
The ICASL and AAT also presented 20 scholarships for needy students
in the region as a symbol of recognizing the hidden talent's bestowed in
Minister Bandula Gunawardena lauded the ICASL for making this bold
initiative of expanding their regional presence to the North of the
country and paving a clear educational path for the students, he said
that it is the propaganda of the Government to build life skills of the
youth of the province and produce productive citizens that would be of
great use for the nation.
Minister Douglas Devananda also speaking at the occasion said that it
gives him immense pleasure to see the long neglected north being
developed and the people getting more opportunities to make their lives
prosperous for their future generations.
The President of ICASL Nishan Fernando said that the newly
established Regional Information Center of the ICASL and AAT is bound to
cater the variable educational needs of the potential student population
of the region including registration for courses and exams, providing of
information and advice for students who intend to build a career in the
The President of AAT, Hennayake Bandara articulated the value of the
qualification of the two well reputed accounting institutes and as to
how generations of students would be benefited through them, adding
further he said that the friendly staff of the information Center would
guide the students with advice and assistance for their professional
careers in the accounting field.