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3rd International Conference for Accounting Researchers and Educators (ICARE)

December 22nd, 2017

The 3rd International Conference for Accounting Researchers and Educators (ICARE) organized by the Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies, University of Kelaniya was held on 22nd December 2017 at the Auditorium of Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies. The theme of the conference is “Digitalizing Accounting and Governance for Competitive Edge”.

The ICARE aims to bring together academics and practitioners of accounting profession which provides an unparalleled opportunity for meaningful interaction among academia, students and accounting professionals while exchanging knowledge on contemporary accounting developments and theoretical progressions. The Chief Guest Prof. D. M. Semasinghe, Vice-Chancellor, Guest of honor, Dr. P. N. D. Fernando, Dean,  Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies University of Kelaniya, Prof. Danture Wickramasinghe, Keynote Speaker, University of Glasgow- United Kingdom,  , University of Kelaniya, Dr. W. V. A. D. Karunarathne, Chair of the conference and Head -Department of Accountancy and Heads of Departments, co-chair, Dr.K.K.Tilakasiri, Academic Staff, Third year and Final year undergraduates and representatives from professional institutes and global audit firms were attendees of the event.

ICARE achieved its purpose arranging the conference mainly in two phases. First was the academic professional collaboration with technical paper discussion forum. It allowed the professional organizations to share their experience with academics and students. Prof. Danture Wickramasinghe, Professor in Professor of Management Accounting, University of Glasgow - United Kingdom, Prof. T.Velnampy, Dean, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Jaffna, Prof. Samanthi Senarathne, Professor in Accounting, Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Mr. T. Dharmarajah, Partner – Amarasekera & Company, Mr. Nishan Fernando, Managing Director, BDO Consulting (Pvt) Ltd, Mr.Vajira Lakdeva, Director -  Audit & Assurance Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers – Sri Lanka were the panelists of the discussion forum as well as technical discussion forum was moderated by Prof. P.M.C. Thilakarathne, Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya and the Director – Centre for Distance and Continuing Education . Technical papers were published as the “ICARE Magazine - 2017”. Local and international authors presented their papers at the Academic session of the conference and Final year undergraduates also presented their research abstracts. At the same time parallel poster presentation of third year students conducted.

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Last Updated on Monday, 01 January 2018 17:06

 

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