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From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

Sept 28 (LBO) – Japan™s Asia Pacific University (APU) tied up with Sri Lanka™s Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the ICT Agency this week, offering training for small and medium businesses and state institutions.

The Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University is the only university in Japan to offer an entire curriculum in English from undergraduate through postgraduate studies.

The university has also been contracted by several Japanese organizations to support development of their human resources.

The three groups inked co-operation agreements on Wednesday to jointly train and develop human resources in Sri Lanka™s small business and government sectors.

Under the agreement, APU will partner with CIMA to improve management of local and regional SME™s, also developing the curriculum and training for a group of local trainers.

The CIMA Sri Lanka division has long recognized that affordable training focused on the SME sector is greatly needed in Sri Lanka, and we believe our partnership with APU will help bridge this gap, Shanthikumar Sadanandan, President of CIMA Sri Lanka Division said.

We hope this partnership will enable us to enhance management expertise of professionals wi