Our events are open to all and offer a chance to explore different aspects under business and finance. We organise training and networking events throughout the year.


Course on taxation

This course on taxation will feature discussions on all amendments up to the Inland Revenue Amending Act No 9 of 2015 and the budget proposals for 2017.

Programme outline

  • Income tax and amendments to date 
  • VAT, NBT amendments 
  • Double taxation 
  • Tax incentives/BOI (SDP, HUB concept) under the Inland Revenue Act
  • Land restrictions 
  • Vehicle entitlement certificate fee 
  • Mansion tax   
  • Migrating tax 
  • PAL 
  • Super gain tax
  • Casino industry levy
  • Stamp duty and ESC
  • Fundamental tax concepts (transfer pricing, thin capitalisation, tax on Islamic financing) 
  • Application of RAMIS and the relevant procedure  
Dates 12, 19, 26 February | 5,12,19,26 March | 2, 9, 23 April 2017 
Time 8.30am – 1.30pm
Venue CIMA Auditorium, 356 Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 05 

For more information and registrations, click here                   

Speechcraft: A to Z of effective speaking

We are pleased to present to you Speechcraft - our highly popular practical workshop which blends public speaking, communication and leadership skills.  Members from the CIMA Toastmasters Club will guide you through these workshops, as you learn to develop the necessary oratory skills which will enable you to become a better communicator and influencer.    


18, 20, 25 and 27 April 

2, 4, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30 May

Time 5.45pm – 7.45pm
Venue CIMA Auditorium, 356 Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 05

For more information, pricing details and registrations, click here.

Personal branding and professional presence

Learn how to stand out and create your very own signature image at our highly inspiring personal branding workshop.

Date 15 March 2017
Time 8.30am - 4.00pm
Venue Earl's Court, Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo 02

For more information, pricing details and registration, click here.

Adoption of newly effective accounting standards

This CPD event will shed light on SLFRS 15: Revenue from Contracts with Customers and SLFRS 16: Leases and their tax implications.  It is an opportunity for finance professionals to learn about the implications surrounding the application of new standards and tax implications due to the changes. 

Date 03 April 2017
Time 9.00am - 12.00pm
Venue CIMA Auditorium, Colombo 05

For more information, pricing details and registration click here.

Advanced Microsoft Excel for data analysis

We understand that good working knowledge of MS Excel and its functions is a valuable skill for professionals.  Our informative workshop will focus on MS Excel features which can be utilized to analyse financial data.  

Date 31 May 2017
Time 8.30am - 12.00pm
Venue Distance Learning Centre Ltd, 28/10 Malalasekara Mawatha, Colombo 07

For more information, registration and pricing details please click here.

Certificate Course in Forensic Accounting

Organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka

Now open for CIMA Members

Start date 21 April 2017
Duration 15 weeks
Venue CA Sri Lanka
Time 3 hour session per week
Investment LKR 40,000

For more information about the course, resource panel and registration details click here.

Capacity Building Workshop on Managing Projects

This highly practical workshop is aimed at professionals engaged in civil, ICT, architectural, Telco, banking and engineering projects.  Participants will have the opportunity to simulate a real project they are working on, to create project deliverables.

Main discussion topic will focus on the latest theories and best practices in project management, tools and techniques and case studies discussions will give you the skills to manage projects of any magnitude.  As a final value addition, the workshop also contains a practical session on MS Project to enable you to manage and track projects hands-on.

Dates 24 and 25 June 2017 
Time 9.00am to 05.00pm 
Venue CIMA Auditorium, Colombo 05

For more details on discussion topics, pricing and registration click here.

Finance for Non-finance Managers

Businesses today revolve round creating an impact among all stakeholders and eventually adding to shareholder value. The implications of finance could thus assist in this endeavour of value creation and overall business growth. However, not understanding the intricacies of finance could significantly affect the development process, at times rapidly seeing the downturn, or even worse unknowingly be that silent killer over the long term.

This CIMA Mastercourse will provide insights on interpreting and presenting financial data, impart the necessary knowledge to deal with the changing business environment, transform your understanding of finance and enable you to make better operational decisions.

Date 27 June 2017 
Time 8:30am to 4:30pm 
Venue CIMA Auditorium, Colombo 05

For registrations and pricing details, click here.

Supply Chain Management for Competitiveness

It is said that in the modern business world, “Companies don’t compete, supply chains compete.”  Over the years, supply chain management has evolved from being an auxiliary function to being a business critical function; and many companies owe their success to careful and far sighted management of their supply chains. Despite its momentous importance, most companies define their supply chains very narrowly, thereby losing out on efficiencies and market opportunities. 

Date 27 July 2017
Time 3:00pm to 7:00pm 
Venue CIMA Auditorium, Colombo 05

For registrations and pricing details, click here.

CIMA Directors’ Tax Forum 2017

Corporate Tax Governance is an essential element of the role of a Director, whilst tax expense is the most significant expense in the income statement. Failure for due compliance attracts reputation risk for the company and exposure for Directors’ liability. 

This forum will provide guidance on how to manage this important role in the context of the complex tax system in Sri Lanka.

Date 15 August 2017 
Time 9.30am to 3.30pm 
Venue Mövenpick Hotel, 24 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 03

For registrations and pricing details, click here.

Presentation and Panel Discussion on the New Inland Revenue Bill

Date 24 July 2017 
Time 9.00am to 12.30pm 
Venue CIMA Auditorium, Colombo 05

For more details, including pricing and registration, click here.

Achieving resilience in the cyber ecosystem

Today’s cyber-resilient organizations leverage exceptional resilience leadership, culture, networks and change readiness to create a sustainable advantage over other organizations, cyber criminals and other malicious actors.

This Mastercourse will discuss these issues in-depth and help you adapt these measures to create a cyber-resilient organization.

Date 31 August 2017
Time 3:00pm to 6:30pm 
Venue Mövenpick Hotel, 24 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 03

For more details, click here.

Business Transformation Through Technology

Technology is one of the most transformational elements in an organization’s strategy as it seeks to extend its competitive advantage. Together, technology and innovation can fuel growth, creating thriving organizations with improved processes and better customer experiences.    

Date 15 September 2017
Time 5.00pm to 7.00pm (Followed by cocktails)
Venue Mövenpick Hotel, Colombo

This CIMA Mastercourse is free for CIMA Members.  More information can be found here.

Member value

CIMA Business Leaders Summit 2017

CIMA Business Leaders Summit 2017 is organized on the theme “What’s Next: The changing business landscape.”  This year’s discussions are underpinned by the wider concept of technology and business innovation; how organizations are integrating technological advancements into their business models whilst creating value for their stakeholders and addressing pressing issues such as climate change and global/domestic factors which have an impact on their business practices. 

Date 11 September 2017

9:00am onwards (Keynote address at 6:30pm)

Followed by cocktails

Venue Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand, Colombo

Speaker details, programme outline and ticket prices can be accessed here.

Submit your membership documents successfully

To help you prepare for the Membership Assessment sessions on 24 and 25 March 2017, we have organised an informative workshop which will provide you with an opportunity to interact with an assessor and clarify your queries.

Date 06 March 2017
Time 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue CIMA Auditorium, Colombo 05

More information about the workshop and registration details can be found here.

Workshop on applying for Fellowship

Date 24 April 2017 
Time 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Venue CIMA Auditorium, Colombo 05

More details on the workshop can be found here.

External events

Organisational excellence and Lean Six Sigma conference 2017

In celebration of 30 years of success on Six Sigma, Six Sigma Management Institute Asia (SSMI Asia) would like to present Sri Lanka's first ever Organisational Excellence and Lean Six Sigma Conference featuring the co-founder of Six Sigma Prof. Mikel J Harry.  The conference will also feature key industry pace-makers and technical experts who will be sharing their journey with Lean Six Sigma in various industry segments.  This includes former Ferrari and Maserati Quality Leader Dr. Fabrizio Majorana, former Vice President of Merrill Lynch Don Drury; and a list of CEOs and Directors carefully selected based on their prowess and contribution towards promoting the use of OE & Lean Six Sigma in the region.

Refer to website for full list of speakers and agenda: 

Date 25 May 2017
Registration for CIMA members and students USD 135 (LKR 19,800)
Venue Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo 

Contact details for more information:

  • Dumi +94 77 333 9300 
  • Inoka +94 77 361 7667
  • Jayantha +94 721 705 420

Strategic Imperatives for Economic Growth

The Organisation of Professional Accountants of Sri Lanka (OPA) has organised its 30th Annual Conference on 'Strategic Imperatives for Economic Growth.'  Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, will be attending the event as the Chief Guest.

Dates 28 and 29 September 2017
Venue Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo 02

More details can be found here.