Thursday, 06 October 2022

Two MoUs signed between the Department of Finance, of the University of Kelaniya and the CFA Society Sri Lanka, and the Acuity Knowledge Partners (Pvt) Ltd

Two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed between the Department of Finance, University of Kelaniya, CFA Society Sri Lanka (CFASL), and the Acuity Knowledge Partners (Pvt) Ltd (ACUITY) on the 31st  of August 2022 at the Senate Room of the University of Kelaniya.

 

The objective of signing the MoU with CFASL was to offer the “CFA Society Sri Lanka” a gold medal for the most outstanding graduate who obtains a first-class pass in the B.B. Mgt. Honors in the Finance program. Further, CFASL will make an annual cash award of a Hundred Thousand rupees (LKR. 100,000/-) as a scholarship to this student. The CFASL will also provide a career mentorship program for students who are keen to build a career in the capital market space.

 

The objective of signing the MoU with ACUITY was to offer the “Acuity Knowledge Partners Gold Medal Award” for the most outstanding graduate who obtains the first class with the highest GPA (GPA of 3.7 and above) in B.B. Mgt. Honors in Financial Engineering Degree program. Further, ACUITY will make an annual cash award of Thirty Thousand rupees (LKR. 30,000/-) as a scholarship to the aforesaid student. ACUITY will also provide an annual cash award of Fifty Thousand rupees (LKR. 50,000/-) as a reward to the winning team of the Inter-University Quiz competition of the Investment week, which is annually conducted by the Department of Finance, as a focus of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.

 

Present at the occasion were Cadre Chair & Senior Prof. Nilanthi de Silva, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Dr. Narada Fernando, Dean-Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Prof. Ruwan Abeysekera, Head- Department of Finance, Ms. P. W. G. Madhushani, Mr. Daminda Weerasinghe and Mrs. Nethmi Herath, coordinators of the MOUs and a few academic staff members of the Department of Finance. Mr. Dinesh Warusawithana, the President, Mr. Aruna Alwis, the Vice President, representing the CFA Society Sri Lanka and Mr. Nuwan Jayawardana, the Director of Investment Research, Ms. Manuja Gunaratna, the Assistant Director of Human Resources and Mr. Rihab Fisal, the Assistant Director, representing the Acuity Knowledge Partners (Pvt) Ltd graced the event.

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