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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 109

CIMA partners SAARC Apex Bodies on Governance and Social Responsibility

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

Colombo, 29 July, (Asiantribune.com): In order to take advantage of the acceptance of the Presidency of SAARC by Sri Lanka, the SAARC Apex Bodies in Sri Lanka namely, The SAARC CCCI, SAARC Law, and SAFA, under the patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, have organized a conference on the theme “Enterprise Governance and Social Responsibility” to coincide with the SAARC Summit in August. The Conference will be held on July -31, 2008 at the Water’s Edge, Battaramulla.

Indrajith Fernando Chairman of SAFA Committee on improving Transparency, Accountability and Governance on behalf of the organizing committee said that Sri Lanka has been at the forefront of development of Corporate Governance practices and has been playing a leading role. The practices of Governance and Social Responsibility are very pertinent to our region. It is timely and relevant to deliberate on practical issues. The committee considering the stature and the esteem with which CIMA is held both by the business community and the Public Sector internationally decided to offer as the Principal Partner.

He said that CIMA contributes significantly to the Professionals in Business world wide and has contributed immensely to promote Enterprise Governance jointly with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) the global organization for accountants.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Srilanka Division is the principal partner for the conference. Ms Gowri Shanker, President, CIMA Srilanka division said that CIMA as an institute is committed to upholding and enterprise governance. The theme of the conference reflects the challenge to the business entities in the developing nations.

She said that CIMA with over forty years of existence in Sri Lanka has produced very high profile business icons who have upheld CIMA values in their respective organizations. The instinctual depth of the CIMA fraternity in Sri Lanka can play an important role in assisting SAFA in its efforts. Associating with SAFA as the principal partner for the conference gives CIMA a mutually beneficial

The SAARC Apex Bodies were formed with the objective of improving the commerce, business and professions in the South Asian Region. Their principal objectives are to coordinate and guide efforts to evolve technical, ethical and educational guidelines within the region and to encourage and assist in the development of commerce and business within the region. The three apex bodies of SAARC, SAFA, SAARC Law and CCI, actively promotes the objectives and development goals including the UN Millennium Development Goals of the South Asian region.

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