ICASL introduces high-end ICT products
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL)
introduced three high-end ICT products alongside a Diploma in Computer
Based Accounting at the ICASL e-Launch 2011 held at the ICASL Auditorium
recently. The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) was
the strategic partner.
The launch saw the unveiling of the Multimedia Learning Guides
(MMLG), the Online Course Management System (OCMS) and the Library
System, two of which won Special Merit Awards at the e-Swabhimani 2010
The Professional Diploma in Computer Based Accounting,is conducted by
the IT Training Division of ICASL in collaboration with the Faculty of
Management of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The diploma targets
students who are keen to pursue a career in accounting with the aid of
President ICASL Sujeewa Mudalige said "As the national body of
accountants, a great deal of responsibility is placed on us in giving
the impetus to the accountancy profession and our members, who are the
standard bearers of the profession in meeting challenges.
The Institute formed an ICT committee as a sub committee to the
council almost two decades ago. We have taken many initiatives towards
ensuring that ICASL students and members are ICT savvy and are geared to
face challenges of the future, where ICT will be a key enabler.
We have brought in considerable content of ICT to our syllabi, making
practical hands on IT training compulsory.
The Institute acknowledges the assistance received from a number of
national institutions who are entrusted with driving the e-Sri Lanka
project such as ICTA, SLASCOM, SLIIT for giving the necessary direction
and the World Bank for funding some of these projects."
The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka has
been instrumental in the launch of some of these products apart from
being the strategic partner of the event.
Diploma in Information Systems, Security, Control & Audit (DISSCA) is
another computer based diploma conducted by ICASL jointly with the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Successful
candidates at the previous batch of DISSCA also received certificates at
"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.
ICASL is one of the most progressive educational institutes in terms
of use and application of information technology; its members and
students are well-skilled and equipped with technology tools to deliver
The products launched are significant, in that these are one of its
kind in the country and will have wider application in the future" said
Chairman ICT Committee ICASL Arjuna Herath.