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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 Services.

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 the region.

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 accounting field.

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.

 

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