The “Finance Interns’ Awards Ceremony” organized by the Department of Finance of the Faculty of Commerce and Management studies of the University of Kelaniya was held on 30th March 2017 at Hotel Galadari, Colombo.
The aim of the event was to appreciate and celebrate the interns who have successfully completed their internship in Finance. Further, the event aimed to appreciate the contribution of interns’ supervisors and the external examiners of viva voce examination.
The event adorned by the participation of Prof.D.M Semasinghe, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Dr.Ajantha Samarakoon, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Dr.Narada Fernando, Head of the Department of Finance, Mr.Mano Rajakariar, Group Financial Controller and Executive Vice President, John Keels Holding PLC, Ms. Devika de Silva ,Deputy General Manager (Treasury), National Saving Bank , Mr.Nuwan Pushpakumara, Head of Finance, Softlogic Life Insurance PLC, Dr.Anura Karunarathna, Head of the Department of Accountancy, Prof. K.A.S.Dammika, Head of the Department of Human Resource Management, the external supervisors of the students, the external examiners of the Viva panels, Industry persons, the academic staff and students.
The event was shaded by the discussion forum under the topic of “Capabilities required by finance professionals to perform well in the corporate world” moderated by Dr.Ruwan Abeysekare senior Lecturer of the Department of Finance. The highlights of the event were the launching of annual report for the year 2014/2015, the abstract book, the economic insight e-magazine, appreciating interns’ supervisors and industry partners who participated to interns’ viva voce examination and awarding the best intern and best researchers.
In addition, Mr. Ruwan Buddika was presented an award and cash price for obtaining the highest marks at the internship. Moreover, certificates and cash prices were presented to nine students those who performed well in their dissertation.