Corporate Partners

Corporate Partners are part of CIMA’s prestigious business network and form a distinct group of companies with a passion for excellence and desire to take part in the development of globally-competitive, transformational leaders and integrated thinkers.   

This strategic partnership plays a crucial role in shaping the future of global business.

Corporate partners enjoy engaging with and recruiting CIMA talent, mentoring future leaders, networking with like-minded business executives, supporting innovation in the accounting profession and exchanging insights for the future through lively dialogues. 

Learn more about our Corporate Partners for 2018:



Unilever’s vision is to make ‘Sustainable Living Common Place’ Incorporated in 1938, today Unilever Sri Lanka (USL) is home to 29 brands that are household names in Sri Lanka. A fast moving consumer goods company, our operations include Home Care, Personal Care and Foods - ranging from fabric cleaning to skin cleansing, tea to water purifiers, and beauty to oral care. Unilever's brands run virtually the entire gamut of requirements, and are customised to suit the Sri Lankan consumer. 

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News1st logo

News1st is Sri Lanka's most influential news brand coming under MTV Channel Private Limited, a company in the Capital Maharaja group - - which engages in groundbreaking investigative journalism, and news programming, and provides islandwide coverage on television through 3 channels, as well as radio through 5 channels, in English, Sinhala and Tamil languages.
One of its most successful humanitarian initiatives has been Gammadda, which has also been internationally recognised by the United Nations, for outstanding private sector contribution to rural development in Sri Lanka.

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Aitken Spence PLC

Aitken Spence is a highly diversified conglomerate with a rich history spanning nearly two centuries. With a reach into almost every key sector in the economy, Aitken Spence has pioneered and excelled in a breadth of industries, maintaining a position of leadership in many operations locally and internationally.

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Fonterra Brands Lanka (Private) Limited

A farmer-owned co-operative with headquarters in New Zealand, Fonterra delivers dairy nutrition every day in more than 100 countries around the world. Our purpose is to make Sri Lanka a happier and healthier nation. We deliver high quality dairy solutions to people across Sri Lanka through much-loved brands like Anchor, meeting the nutritional needs of consumers across life-stages. We are also committed to creating a thriving Sri Lankan dairy industry through end to end solutions that create happier and prosperous dairy communities.

Hayleys PLC

Hayleys Group, one of Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent blue-chip, diversified conglomerates, is committed to deriving the best value from the island’s resources and converting these in to the world-class productions and service. We span a portfolio of globally competitive businesses under the sectors of Eco Solutions, Hand Protection, Purification, Agriculture, Plantations, Transportation and Logistics, Textiles, Constructions Materials, Consumer Products, Leisure, Industry Inputs and Power & Energy, BPO and Shared Services.

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Hirdaramani Group of Companies

Evolving from a single retail store established in the 1900s, Hirdaramani is a global business with 60,000+ associates and a diversified footprint that spans multiple industry sectors. A pioneer in Sri Lankan apparel, Hirdaramani remains a committed proponent of better businesses practices and a champion of innovation and change across industries. 

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John Keells Holdings

John Keells Holdings PLC is one of the largest listed companies in the Colombo Stock Exchange, with the corporate vision of Building business that are leaders in the region. JKH businesses are primarily in the industries of Transportation, Leisure, Property, Consumer Foods and Retail, Financial Services, Information Technology and Plantation Services.

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Lanka Orix Leasing Company PLC

The past few years have seen the rapid evolution of LOLC, from a leading financial services provider to the largest non-banking financial institution, and today to be one of the largest and most diversified conglomerates in the country. Our portfolio is broadly categorised as Financial Services, Agriculture and Plantations, Renewable Energy, Leisure, Construction, Manufacturing and Trading and other strategic investments. As a leading player in the SME and Microfinance sectors of the country, the LOLC Group has been a catalyst in facilitating financial inclusion. The success of our overseas investments in countries such as Cambodia, Myanmar and Pakistan has spurred us to actively pursue new opportunities in the region. 

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National Development Bank PLC

National Development Bank PLC (NDB)  is one of Sri Lanka’s largest financial conglomerates with a growing portfolio of financial services comprising retail banking, cash management services, treasury, trade finance, corporate and institutional banking and funding for structured and corporate finance deals. Through its extensive network of 105 branches, it continues to serve customers and bring them closer to realising their dreams and goals through financial empowerment.

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Sarva Colombo

We at Sarva Colombo believe that Continuous Growth is the key to success and our passion is to use our creative abilities to deliver growth to our clients. We do so through our deep understanding of the local consumer and the intimate knowledge of the Sri Lankan market. From creative cooks to short film directors, from EDM music composers to authors, from temple mural artists to award winning photographers, our creative team comes from varied backgrounds but share a common passion of creating effective communication campaigns that deliver true growth to you.

Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd

INSEE Cement is a member of the Siam City Cement Company, a leading cement manufacturer in Southeast Asia, founded in 1969 in Thailand. The Company manufactures INSEE branded cement, construction aggregates and solutions which are marketed in Cambodia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, in addition to Thailand. Its cement manufacturing complex in Saraburi, Thailand is the largest in the world offering greater manufacturing capability to the region. 

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Wijeya Newspapers Ltd

Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. (WNL) commenced operations in 1980 with two Sinhala weeklies. These were followed in 1983 by another Sinhala weekly for young men - after, was born the Lanka Woman- a women's journal in English. In 1986, the company expanded its publishing activities by acquiring several newspaper titles form the then defunct Times of Ceylon Ltd. Two Sunday newspapers, the Sunday Lankadeepa in February 1986 and the Sunday Times on 7 June 1987. The success of these two newspapers led to WNL's first daily newspaper in 1991 - the Lankadeepa which provided its readers with a fresh product everyday. Lankadeepa has won the most popular newspaper of the year award for the 10th  consecutive time in 2016 conducted by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing together with AC Neilson Introduced in January 1999 as the Mid Week Mirror, the English tabloid became a Daily in June 1999. Today as a broad sheet, it remains the most popular daily with its own distinctive style of writing and presentation that makes easy reading. 

Today WNL runs the most modern newspaper printing operating in Sri Lanka with five print production lines. WNL was able to win the National Cleaner Production Awards-2009 awarded by National Cleaner Production Centre – Sri Lanka.

WNS Global Services

WNS is a leading global business process management company that offers business value to 350+ global clients, employing over 35,000 professionals across 53 delivery centers worldwide. WNS Sri Lanka employs over 700 high-end finance & accounting and legal professionals providing Financial and Accounting BPM services to several global organizations.


Blue Ocean Apartments


Blue Ocean Group of Companies, has evolved over the years to become a versatile conglomerate, and adopts an inspired namesake from the “Blue Ocean Strategy”; one that describes growth and profit. With a diverse portfolio Blue Ocean Group has today grown into a formidable leader and trendsetter several industries including real estate, construction, engineering, trading, education and corporate consultancy.

The group operate under the leadership of the Founder and Chairman Mr. Thumilan. He is one of the most successful visionary entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka who holds the prestigious membership of the CA Sri Lanka, CIMA (UK), ACCA (UK) and CPA (AUS).

The Group has been recently crowned as “Sri Lanka’s Best Developer” for the year 2017 in Singapore together with other awards for Interior design, Condo architecture design and Sustainable development. In addition, the Group won the “Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders Award 2017, competing Asia’s 100 prominent brands.

Blue Ocean Group of Companies – Leading the Way to the Future….

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC

With over 78 years’ experience, DIMO today has diversified into many areas including Construction & Material Handling, Marketing & Distribution, Medical and Power Solutions and industrial solutions.  DIMO has been recognized locally and as well as internationally for their Annual Report and Sustainability initiatives whilst being recognized as Great Place to Work for 5 consecutive years. 


Fortude is a part of the Brandix Group, a global conglomerate and leading apparel supplier. Fortude delivers Infor M3, Infor BI, Business Intelligence Services, and Enterprise Software Development Services. Fortude has grown into a team of extensively qualified, multi-skilled and experienced professionals, working in offices in USA, Australia, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong. Fortude maintains a proven track record of delivering customer value and maintaining customer relationships.

HSBC Electronic Data Processing Lanka (Pvt) Limited

HSBC Electronic Data Processing Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (HSBC’s Global Service Centre) commenced operations in April 2004 to deliver high quality financial and professional services to the Group’s global operations and businesses. It has over 2,500 employees working to provide services to the HSBC Group across the world. It supports general Banking, professional and knowledge based services. HSBC Global Service Centre is one of the largest Business Process Management (BPM) organization in Sri Lanka.


LankaClear is the operator of Sri Lanka’s National Payment Network LankaPay, which functions under the guidance and supervision of the Central Bank. Facilitating all domestic interbank payments and settlements, LankaClear provides a pivotal service to the country’s banking and financial sector by implementing a secure and a robust payments backend. Thus, the company has contributed immensely towards the national economy by bringing in greater autonomy to the entire financial system while saving substantial amount of  foreign exchange for the country. Since 2002, LankaClear has played a pioneering role in changing the payments landscape in the country by introducing faster, convenient, secure and affordable technology based payment options, thus, making financial services more affordable to a larger segment of the population, thereby harnessing financial inclusivity.

Nestlé Lanka PLC

Nestlé is the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company and largest food and beverage company. It has the largest food and nutrition research organization in the world, where leading scientists strive to ensure that all Nestlé’s food and beverage products not only taste good but also offer the best nutritional profile in its category as part of a healthy diet.

Sampath Bank Ltd

Sampath Bank has established itself among the pinnacles of Banking and Finance institutions, surpassing a majority of financial institutions and led by the incorporation of an innovative and progressive approach to conventional banking. In turn, this has ranked Sampath Bank as the 3rd largest private commercial bank in Sri Lanka, with over 229 inter-connected branches and 394 ATMs located island wide.

Seylan Bank PLC


Established in 1987, Seylan Bank ‘The Bank with a Heart’ operates with a vision to offer the ultimate banking experience to its valued customers and is evolving rapidly with new technology, innovative products and services to set a new benchmark in the banking sector. The Bank has expanded its footprint across the country covering crucial locations and has a growing clientele of SME’s, Retail, and Corporate customers.