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Jan 29, 2009 (LBO) – The Sri Lanka division of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants would be advised by a 5-member consultative group after the local divisional council was suspended, the accounting body said.

CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) has appointed a local Consultative Group to advise on the affairs of its Sri Lankan Division during the period of suspension of the Divisional Council.

“The Consultative Group will suggest appropriate arrangements for restoring an elected Divisional representative body, and will be providing a focal point for advice to CIMA on its members and student support in the region,” the CIMA said.

“It will also advise on the delivery of CIMA™s programme in Sri Lanka and will bring to the attention of CIMA any matters which affect the wellbeing of CIMA, its members, students, tuition providers, staff and the profession in Sri Lanka.”

Ronnie Peiris, group finance director of John Keells Holdings will chair the consultative group, and Richard Ebell, finance director of Hayleys will act as spokesman.

Anil Amarasuriya, director, Union Bank of Colombo Ltd; Keren Stephen, director, research delivery of Amba Research and Asite Talwatte, coun