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Hennayake Bandara appointment Vice President of SAFA

L-R: Council Members Prof. Harendra Kariyawasam, Adrian Perera, Hennayake Bandara (Vice President), Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala (President), Manil Jayesinghe (Council Member and President CASL) and Council Member J.M.U.B. Jayasekera
L-R: Council Members Prof. Harendra Kariyawasam, Adrian Perera, Hennayake Bandara (Vice President), Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala (President), Manil Jayesinghe (Council Member and President CASL) and Council Member J.M.U.B. Jayasekera

A K M Delwer Hussain, Council Member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh was appointed as President of South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) and H.M. Hennayake Bandara, Vice President of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka was appointed as Vice- President of SAFA for the year 2021 with effect from January 1, 2021.

This is the first time that CMA Sri Lanka representative has been appointed as the Vice President of SAFAsince its admission asa member in 2010.

Hennayake Bandara was felicitated by the CMA Sri Lanka President, Prof Lakshman R. Watawala, Governing Council Members and staff at a function held at the CMA office on January 4, 2021.

Hennayake Bandarais a Fellow Member(FCMA) and Founder Memberof CMA Sri Lanka and joined the Council in 2012 andis the incumbent Vice President of CMA Sri Lanka. He currently serves as the Technical Advisor to Board Member of SAFA Prof Lakshman R Watawala. He has been associated with SAFA since 2005. He is the recipient of the “CMA Award for Excellence in Business Management” at the SAFA-CMA Management Accounting Summit held in 2012.He also had the opportunity of working very closely with all Sri Lankan Past Presidents of SAFA.

Hiscontribution to the field of Professional Accounting and Banking counts more than two decades in various capacities. Mr.Hennayake Bandara is a Past President of Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AATSL), Past President of Association of Professional Bankers - Sri Lanka (APBSL), Treasurer, Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka, Director, Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and Council Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Advance Technological Education.

He counts more than three decades of managerial experience in various industries of which two decades in the Banking & Finance Industry.

He was a General Manager/ CEO of National Savings Bank in Sri Lanka, Chairman NatWealth Securities Ltd and Director of many companies including financial institutions.

South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) was formed in the year 1984 and Prof Lakshman R Watawala was a Founder Signatory as President CA Sri Lanka in the formation of SAFA and was elected as the first Vice President and took over as the second President of SAFA. SAFA comprises of the National Chartered and Management Accounting Bodies in India, Pakistan Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and Chartered body in Nepal and Associates in Afghanistan and Maldives.