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CFA Society Sri Lanka Launches Learning Programs to Enhance Financial Expertise with Credit Research
CFA Society Sri Lanka (CFASSL) is pleased to announce the launch of its new learning programs under the Learnings sub-brand, aimed at enhancing financial expertise and empowering professionals in the finance and investment industry. With a commitment to advancing the standards of financial knowledge and practice in Sri Lanka, CFASSL aims to provide high-quality educational opportunities that cater to the evolving needs of professionals in the field.

The inaugural program under this initiative focuses on "Understanding the Fundamentals of Credit Research," a critical area in financial analysis and risk management will be held on 3rd April 2024 at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo. This program is designed to equip participants with essential skills and knowledge to evaluate creditworthiness effectively, enabling them to make informed investment decisions and mitigate credit risk.

Commenting on the launch, Aruna Perera, CFA, President of CFA Society Sri Lanka, stated, "We are pleased to introduce our new learning programs, which underscore our dedication to fostering continuous professional development within the finance community. With the rapid changes in the financial landscape, professionals must stay updated with the latest trends and best practices. Through our learning programs, we aim to bridge the knowledge gap and empower individuals to excel in their careers."

Aruna Alwis, CEO of CFA Society Sri Lanka,  added, "The launch of our learning programs marks a significant milestone for CFASSL as we expand our offerings to cater to the diverse needs of finance professionals in Sri Lanka. We believe that by investing in education and skill development, we can contribute to the growth and sustainability of the finance industry in our country.”

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Pelwatte Dairy Clinches Certificate of Merit for Sustainability Excellence at Best Corporate Citizen Awards 2023
Pelwatte Dairy, a leading player in the Sri Lankan dairy industry, has been honored with a Certificate of Merit in the project awards category at the prestigious Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2023. Organized by The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the ceremony took place on March 12, 2024, at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo.

Pelwatte Dairy's groundbreaking initiative, the 'Design and Implementation of Milk Condensate Recovery System at spray drying plant’ garnered significant recognition in the Best Projects Sustainability Award category. This marks the first time Pelwatte Dairy has been acknowledged for its sustainability endeavors, signifying its commitment to environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

Environmental management system is one of the pivotal pillars in the sustainable strategy at Pelwatte Dairy. The company's dedication to environmental sustainability is exemplified by its innovative milk condensate water recovery system, installed at its processing plant in Buttala.

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‘Avurudu’ shopping discounts for ComBank cardholders
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon is heralding the arrival of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year with the launch of its biggest seasonal shopping promotion of the year for credit and debit card holders.

The Bank has partnered with more than 400 merchants to offer discounts of up to 50% on specified days or periods from March 20 to April 30, at over 4,000 outlets across the country.

The discounts will be offered by 170 merchant partners retailing clothing and fashion accessories. Additionally, 85 online vendor partners will offer discounts to ComBank credit and debit card holders during the promotion period, while another 14 participating merchant partners will offer easy payment plans of upto 60 months on white goods purchased during the promotion period.