Lasantha Wickremasinghe, President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka)

The new president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) Lasantha Wickremasinghe recently unveiled a four-point plan for the next two years, which, according to him will help the institute and the accounting profession remain at the helm.

Delivering his inaugural address as the 23rd President of the institute, in the presence of Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of Parliament, government ministers, deputy ministers, business leaders, international and regional accounting personalities, Wickremasinghe said that his new council will strive to ensure that all members of CA Sri Lanka will conform to the highest ethical standards, because ethical behavior and professional approach to all issues is crucial.

“To be a great profession, all chartered accountants should be highly skilled not only technically, but also with other soft skills such as analytical, communication and interpersonal skills to build trust and confidence among the community we serve. Our members should truly be committed to the highest standards of ethics and good social behaviour, and we will continuously upgrade our skills, relevant to the developments in the environment in which we work, as this is paramount,” Wickremasinghe said.