IDeA Night 2018

The Department of Accountancy (DoA) is one of the leading Departments in the Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies, University of Kelaniya. At present, the DoA conducts Bachelor of Business Management (Special) Accountancy Degree Programme. The DoA is committed to pursue excellence in research, teaching, consultancy services and internship.

The Annual Internship and Training programme of the DoA is a pre-professional applied experience that offers practical work exposure in the world of work, which allows students to apply the theory they learnt in the classroom back in a professional work environment.

The DoA is the pioneer of introducing internship programme into the undergraduate curriculum of the University of Kelaniya in 1999. This year, the Internship Felicitation Ceremony: IDeA Night 2018, was successfully held on the 28th of February 2018 at Grand Ballroom of Hotel Galadari, Colombo for the 19th consecutive year.

The IDeA Night 2018 aims to appreciate and celebrate the success of the undergraduates who have successfully completed their internship programme and to felicitate the contribution of the training partners representing both audit and non-audit sectors. This event provided a great opportunity for interns to network with professionals and allows companies to find skillful graduates for their employments.

The highlights of the event were, launching the 5th volume of the ‘Case Studies in Accounting journal’, felicitating training partners, awarding the best interns and awarding certificates for interns who have successfully completed the Internship in Accounting programme. Ms. Hiruni Reshani was awarded as the Best Intern for the year 2017.
IDeA Night 2018 was graced by the chief guest of the event, Dr. Narada Fernando, Dean, Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, the guest of honor, Mr. Jagath Perera, the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the special representative of ACCA, Mr. Sahad Mukthar. Further, the event was graced by Professor J.M.D. Ariyarathna, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dr. Anura Karunarathne, Head of the Department of Accountancy, Professor P.M.C. Thilakarathna, Director, Centre for Distance and Continuing Education, Mr. Prabath Perera, Coodinator of the Internship in Accounting programme, Academic staff of the Department of Accountancy, different industry experts, corporate partners, training partners, professionals and accountancy undergraduates of all four years.