Tuesday, 23 April 2024

The First-Ever Forensic Accounting Internship Evening in Sri Lanka: Forensic Enigma’ 24

The Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya marked the 21st of February 2024 a memorable day in the university calendar by organizing the first-ever forensic accounting graduates’ recognition ceremony, Forensic Enigma’24 at BMICH, Colombo.

The main objective of the event was to honor the graduates who had successfully completed the Internship program of the Auditing and Forensic Accounting degree program and to felicitate the industry partners for their utmost support throughout the internship program.

The Forensic Enigma’24 revolved around strengthening and sustaining the industry-academic relationship, among undergraduates, the department, and the corporate sector, and on this occasion, the best students were awarded for their highest performances at the internship program.

Senior Professor Nilanthi de Silva, Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, and Professor Bandara Wanninayake, Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya graced the event as the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honor respectively. Industry experts from training organizations like KPMG Sri Lanka, Ernst and Young, Deloitte, Forensic Intelligence Unit of Central Bank of Sri Lanka, and Kreston Sri Lanka were among the honorable invitees for the night.

The agenda of the forensic accounting internship evening, Forensic Enigma’24 was full of knowledge-sharing discussions as well as entertainment items and networking segments. A forum of experts’ insights took place with the panel members Mr. Jagath Perera (Partner – Forensics, KPMG Sri Lanka), Ms. Hiranthi Fonseka (Partner – Forensics, Ernst and Young), Mr. Roshan Chandraguptha (Senior Information Security Engineer) and Senior Superintendent of Police Jagath Seram (Director, Fraud Bureau, Sri Lanka Police). In addition, the talented graduates shared their experience in the forensic field during their internship period with the audience in an interesting way of case studies presentation.

The support and guidance of Professor Dilrukshi Yapa Abeywardhana, Head of the Department of Accountancy, and all the professors and lecturers of the department, were the backbone of this event. In addition, Forensic Enigma’24 and the students’ maximum effort for months paved the way for the memorable night, Forensic Engima’24.

 

 

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