I am indeed pleased to send this message on
the launch of the CMA Sri Lanka Web Site which will provide valuable
information to members and students and also place us on the global map.
As a non profit making, self supporting professional educational body, we are grateful
to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) which provided the initial start
up funding and the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) for the
technical assistance in the preparation of the course curriculum, study material, and the
As a professional Management Accounting Body our main aim is to meet the growing
demand for professional management accountants in the private and public sectors.
The setting up of this institution will provide skilled professionals in the field of
strategic management accounting who could contribute to move business organizations
The support of CMA Canada is on going and the visit of Mr. Bob Dye, President & CEO
to Sri Lanka in 2002 further strengthened our relationships. The agreement to
moderate the core exam papers will enable quality standards to be maintained and to
conduct a professional development program will enhance the knowledge and skills of
members. The provision of the CMA Management Accounting Magazine free of charge to
our members online through our web site is another significant benefit for our members
enabling them to keep in touch with the latest developments in the global management
Our aim is to develop the skills of both school leavers as well as those who are
employed and to provide the business and government sector with capable and progressive
managers in the management accounting field. We have also removed the barrier of
Affordability or the Digital Divide. This has opened the doors for many to pursue
the CMA Sri Lanka Professional Management Accounting qualification and to
brighten their career prospects.
I wish to thank all those who assisted in the development of the web site in a very
professional manner and trust that the information provided would benefit the members,
students, prospective students, employers and the public.
Prof. Lakshman R Watawala FCA, FCMA, FCMA(UK)