Capital Education

July 27, 2009 (LBO) – Management and finance students of Jaffna University will get easy access to Colombo Stock Exchange data, market regulator Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said.

The qualification starts with a certificate and leads up to a degree.

The SEC said the Jaffna University would get a fully equipped capital market information centre (CMIC) and supporting reading material for students to use for their academic studies and research work related to capital markets.

The CMIC is an online data base through which historical data such as share prices, traded volumes, corporate results and statements issued by the listed companies could be accessed by staff and students.

The University of Jaffna is the fifth university to have obtained the service.

The Sabaragamuwa, Rajarata, Sri Jayawardenapura and Ruhuna Universities have already been given the facility. This has proved to be a success, the SEC said..

To persuade more students to do stock market related studies has offered to give a gold medal and cash prize to the best student in the subject each year.

SEC said it was talking with the Jaffna University to introduce its Financial Servic