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CA Sri Lanka to host 20th Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants Conference

Channa Gunasekara, Alternate Chairman - Technical Committee,  Anoji De Silva, Chairperson - Technical Committee,  Tishan Subasinghe, Chairman - Conference Committee,  Manil Jayesinghe, President - CA Sri Lanka,  Sanjaya Bandara, Vice President - CA Sri Lanka,  Dulani Fernando, Chief Executive Officer - CA Sri Lanka,  Ruwan Perera , Alternate Chairman – CAPA Conference Committee and  Dhanuka Cooray, Alternate Chairman – National Conference Committee. Picture by Sudath Malaweera
Channa Gunasekara, Alternate Chairman - Technical Committee, Anoji De Silva, Chairperson - Technical Committee, Tishan Subasinghe, Chairman - Conference Committee, Manil Jayesinghe, President - CA Sri Lanka, Sanjaya Bandara, Vice President - CA Sri La

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will host the historic 20th conference of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) in Colombo in October this year.

On Tuesday the Institute launched the official CAPA conference website http://www.capa2020.org/ at a ceremony held at the Institute in the presence of CA Sri Lanka’s President Manil Jayesinghe, Vice President Sanjaya Bandara, Conference Committee Chairman Tishan Subasinghe and Technical Committee Chairperson Anoji De Silva. Themed ‘Heritage – Many businesses, One planet’, the 20th CAPA Conference will be held alongside CA Sri Lanka’s 41st National Conference and the two conferences are expected to attract over 2000 local and foreign delegates making it one of Sri Lanka’s biggest accounting summits in the country’s history.

Issuing a message on the occasion of the website launch, CAPA President Dr. Chen Yugui said that with Asia and Pacific staking claim to some of the most dynamic and fastest changing economies, the stage is set for extensive deliberations on what the accountancy profession can and must do, what reforms must take place, and how to rebuild trust, as well as embrace ethics and good governance, in an effort to forge a sustainable future and leave a heritage everyone can be proud of.

CA Sri Lanka President Manil Jayesinghe said that the Institute is honoured and privileged to host the CAPA Conference in Sri Lanka.

“The conference will be among the most influential gatherings of accounting professionals from Asia and Pacific to be held in Colombo,” he said. Jayesinghe noted that in the present context, the conference is aptly themed for several reasons.

Chairman of the Conference Committee Tishan Subasinghe highlighted that the 20th CAPA Conference was a momentous event not only for the regional grouping, but also for Sri Lanka as the event will also help build CA Sri Lanka’s brand at a regional and international level. “Another important aspect of this conference is that it will reinforce Sri Lanka’s image as a sought-after destination for tourism,” he said.

Subasinghe said that with the launch of the dedicated conference website and digital marketing media campaign for the CAPA conference, CA Sri Lanka will use the upcoming event to propagate Sri Lanka and the institute amongst the targeted audience worldwide.

Technical Committee Chair Anoji De Silva delivering an overview of the theme noted that ‘unfortunately’ over the years in the pretext of a better world for living and profit maximization, we have deforested our lands, polluted the air and contaminated our oceans – the results of which we are reaping at present across the globe. “Therefore, we feel that our profession too needs to pay attention to how we as accountants can contribute to preserve our heritage,” she said.

The CAPA Conference will be inaugurated at Shangri-La hotel, Colombo on 20th October 2020 and will conclude on 22nd October 2020 following technical sessions of both the 41st National Conference and the CAPA Conference.


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