Record Lankan nominations for CIMA Sri Lanka Financial Management Awards 2007
A record number of Sri Lankans have been nominated for the CIMA Financial Management Awards 2007. The nominations for this year see six Sri Lankan tuition providers, employers and individuals, recognised for contributing significantly to the profession of management accountancy on a global scale and a tribute to the worldwide reach of CIMA in the local market.
The CIMA Financial Management Awards, in association with the Financial Times UK, is an annual event which celebrates the key players in the business and finance sectors globally and honours those who have been instrumental in developing the finance profession and the organisations that operate within it.
This includes the people, the teams and the organisations who through their determination and dedication deliver results that promote and develop the management accountancy profession.
CIMA has gone from strength to strength in Sri Lanka since its inception forty years ago culminating last year in recognition at the Financial Management Awards 2006 when Gajendra Liyanaarachchi of the Virtual Business School, Colombo, won the Tutor of the Year award - the first time ever a Sri Lankan received this award.
The nomination shortlist for 2007 yields further credit to the global reach of CIMA in Sri Lanka and sees Sri Lankans recording a total of six nominations.
More than a hundred key players in the accountancy arena placed nominations this year including Morgan Stanley, Reuters and Ford Motor Company, the winners will be revealed at a black-tie dinner on November 29, 2007 at The London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.
Commenting on the achievement Mr Aruna Fernando, President of CIMA Sri Lanka said:
â€œThe consistently high standards and dedication demonstrated by our nominees has helped place the Sri Lanka business community at the centre of the world stage and as a nation we should be very proud of the recognition they have afforded us.
Each has contributed directly to the high profile and influence CIMA maintains in Sri Lanka today and on behalf of CIMA I thank them for their commitment and support, may many more Sri Lankans continue along their path to successâ€.
Sri Lankan nominees for the CIMA Financial Management Awards 2007:
Tutor of the Year
Senaka Kakiriwaragodage, Achievers College, M. M. Clancy Peiris, Wisdom Business Academy, Hasitha Premaratne, Wisdom Business Academy, Part Qualified of the Year, sponsored by FSS, Thanushka Jayasundera, HSBC Sri Lanka
The Financial Management Award for Corporate Social Responsibility, sponsored by Financial Management Magazine MAS Intimates Division Employer of the Year, sponsored by Hays Accountancy and Finance Amba Research Lanka (Pvt) Ltd