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AAT Annual Convocation 2016

The Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) held its 24th Annual Convocation; the most significant even in the AAT calendar, on 28th November 2016 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall.With the presence of Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Finance as the Chief Guest while Mr. Lasantha Wickramasinghe, President of CA Sri Lanka participated as the Guest of Honour.
At the convocation 2016, 646 associate members were ceremonially awarded and become a member of the AAT fraternity and 32 members were upgraded to the senior member category and 24 were upgraded as fellow members. In addition, 48 Prize winners of AAT Examinations held in 2016 were also recognized and awarded with respective prizes and certificates.
“AAT has proved itself as the pioneer accounting body in the south Asian region which produces middle level accountancy professionals by tailoring curriculum to hold examinations for AAT students holding different seminars and workshops for passed finalists and members to meet current market requirements. So, the outcome of the process is that competent personnel to strengthen the economy are produced to fill the financial management positions in the public and private sectors” said of Hon. Ravi Karunanayake at his speech.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Lasantha Wickramasinghe, expressed his views and stated that, those who are ceremonially inducted to AAT membership have gained skills and competencies to work specially in the SME sector which is fast growing and important in the context of today’s business world. “Learning is a cycle where you have to discover your competency gaps after analyzing yourself. Then, you should find means of bridging those gaps in an efficient and effective manner. This is what we call today “CPD” – Continuing Professional Development and I would request you to do continue learning every day which would in turn bring out the great personality within you” he added further to the mammoth crowd of Graduates.
AAT Sri Lanka, established on the initiative of CA Sri Lanka way back in 1987, has been fulfilling the requirement of providing competent middle level accountants at a who are serving both public and private sector in different levels over 29 years.

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