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The Department of Commerce and Financial Management has realized the lack of industry collaborations with the academia. In order to fill that gap the department conducts employer forums annually. Three successful Employer forums were held in 2006, 2009 and 2010. The main objective of this employer forum is to find out industry placements for the practical training program, strengthen the relationship between the industry and academia and promote the Bachelor of Commerce (Special) degree program among employers.


The Employer forum 2006 was held at Airport Garden Hotel, Katunayake on 23rd Saturday 2006.The distinguishedguest speakers at the forum were Prof. M.J.S. Wijeyaratne, Vice Chancellor of University of Kelaniya, Mr. Bennet Gamalath, Chief Executive Officer at Uni-dil Packaging, Mr. Chandana Wijenama, Vice President HR, Holcim (Lanka) Ltd, Mr. Kithsiri Ratnapriya, CEO / Director at Meta Techno Lanka, Mr. Anura Perera, General Manager at Finance Chevron Texaco, Mr. Karunasena Hettiarachchi, General Manager Sales at Asian Alliance, Mr. Aravinda Srinath, General Manager Marketing at Royal Ceramics, Mr Ravi Mayana, Head/Human Resource at Cargills Ceylon PLC, Chairman of Central Environmental Authority, Mr. Chula Hettiarachchi.

Employer forum 2009

EMPLOYER FORUM 2009 was held at Bandaranayake Momerial International Conference Hall on 14th March 2009. The distinguish guest speakers at the forum were Prof. Sarath Amunugama, Vice Chancellor of University of Kelaniya, Prof. A.J. Patabendige, Former Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Mr. Amal Sanderathne, Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Research, Mr. E.R. Croos Moraes, Director of James Finlays Group of Companies and Mr. Ranjith Page, Chief Executive Officer of Cargills Ceylon PLC.

Employer forum 2010

THE EMPLOYER FORUM 2010 was successfully held at Waters Edge on 01st of June 2010 with the collaboration of the following distinguish guests.
Prof. Sarath Amunugama, Vice Chancellor of University of Kelaniya
Dr. (Mrs.) R.P.C. Ranjani, Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies
Pro. A.J. Patabendige, Former Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies
Mr. Ishan Danthanarayana, Chief People Officer, Brandix Lanka Ltd.
Mr. M.R. Shah, Chairman, Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka PLC
Mr. M. Riyaaz Rasheed, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Etisalat Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
Mr. Anton R. Fernando, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Brewery (Lanka) Ltd