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The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the premier business Chamber in the country walked away with a Gold under the “Not for Profit Organizations (NPO), including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) sector” at the 52nd Annual Report Awards of the CA Sri Lanka.

Alikie Perera, Deputy Secretary General and the Financial Controller of the Chamber accepted the award on behalf of the CCC. The Ceylon Chamber first entered this competition in 2006 and has won awards each year thereafter. This is the 08thtime the Chamber has won the Gold under this category since winning for the first time in year 2007.

With a history spanning over five decades, the Annual Report Awards Competition has helped Sri Lankan firms improve transparency and accountability in financial reporting, while also enhancing Sri Lanka’s reporting standards in line with global best practices.
The competition, which selects winners based on highly stringent criteria evaluated by a Panel of Judges consisting of professionals from both the Private and the Public Sector, honors the most cohesive, clear and customized annual reports that best reflect an entity’s operations, and recognizes those that have gone beyond the statutory boundaries of reporting.

Commenting on this achievement, Dhara Wijayatilake, CEO of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said, “While being extremely proud of the Chamber team for sustaining high standards the award also stands testimony to the high importance we place on being an organization that places value on transparency and accountability.The Chamber will continue its commitment to maintain high standards of governance in compliance with our core principle of being a responsible organization, serving the country.”

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, which was established in 1839 is Sri Lanka’s premier business Chamber. CCC has the unique feature of a Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Trade Associations, Regional Chambers, Bilateral Business Councils and Employer organizations in Sri Lanka.