Lasantha Wickremasinghe - CASL President
The Juce Hotel, a mid-range beach hotel with an 18-bed
dormitory, was opened in Ambalangoda recently. It also has
21 colour-changing rooms, a roof-top bar with a resident DJ,
a chill-out pool, and a beach side pizza corner.
Chartered Accountant Lasantha Wickremasinghe was inducted by outgoing
President Arjuna Herath as the 23rd President of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CASL) on Tuesday, January 26.
Speaker of Parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, Minister of Finance Ravi
Karunanayake, Chairman, International Federation of Accountants' SMP
Committee, Dr. Giancarlo Attolini, senior government officials,
corporate leaders and international accounting personalities were also
Wickremasinghe, a fellow member of CASL counts 20 years of experience
and is a partner at B.R. De Silva & Co. Chartered Accountants. He has
served in the CASL Council since 2006, and was Vice President from
He is a Board Member of the Confederation of Asian Pacific
Accountants (CAPA), the regional organisation representing national
accountancy organisations in the Asia-Pacific region, and is a Technical
Advisor to the Board of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA),
an apex body of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC).
He chairs SAFA's Improvement in Transparency, Accountability and
Governance Committee (ITAG) and is a Member of the Board of Directors of
the Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board, and an
Ex-Officio Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
A product of Nalanda College, Wickremasinghe whose experience spans
the sectors of banking, finance, insurance, lotteries, plantation,
manufacturing and services, has also served as Chairman of several CASL