Shri Palaniappan Chidambaram

Former Minister of Finance and Home Affairs of India, Shri Palaniappan Chidambaram, will deliver the oration at the 20th Annual Tax Oration of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) on October 22, 2015.

The former minister will center his oration on the ‘Challenges Faced by Emerging Economies in Revenue Collection.’

Chidambaram, a corporate lawyer by profession, holds a Bachelor of Laws and double Master’s Degrees  from Loyola College, Chennai and  the Harvard Business School. He was first elected to Parliament from the Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu in 1984 and became a Deputy Minister under the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Later, he held the Commerce and Finance portfolios in various governments.

At the 2004 Indian elections, the United Progressive Alliance formed the Government and Chidambaram was once again appointed Finance Minister.

Organized by the CA Sri Lanka Faculty of Taxation, the annual tax oration is a significant event in the institute’s calendar and attracts a large number of professionals, including high-level tax officials from the public sector, and members of CA Sri Lanka.

CA Sri Lanka established its Faculty of Taxation in 1995 with the objective of assisting members to further the knowledge and practice in Taxation. The Faculty organizes various events hosted by eminent professionals to share knowledge on subjects related to taxation.

The Medallion to the orator of this event as in all preceding events comes from Esmond Satarasinghe, founding member of the first Council of CA Sri Lanka.