University Canada West and CSE pursue collaborative efforts


The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and University Canada West (UCW) jointly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize collaborative efforts directed at mutual development.

The MoU is projected towards recognizing the common interests of the two organizations with a focus on collaborating in executive training opportunities and promoting future cooperation.

The MoU is also set to contribute towards collaborating in providing training and skills development in the areas of business analytics, finance and risk management. Initially, the two organizations will partner in launching an Executive Program conducted by the renowned faculty of UCW.

The program is targeted towards those who are currently involved in the financial industry and designed to cover areas such as Investment Analysis and Management, Global Financial Institutions Management and Business Analytics. Participants of the program are encouraged to continue into the MBA program offered at UCW upon meeting admissions’ requirements.

Commenting on the development, the CEO of CSE, Rajeeva Bandaranaike stated, “We are pleased to establish a formal channel of collaboration with UCW through this MoU. We consider education to play a pivotal role in capital markets and we strive to foster cooperation with progressive organizations to optimize academic initiatives of CSE. CSE looks forward to an engaging and mutually beneficial relationship with UCW”.

President & Vice-Chancellor of UCW, Brock Dykeman added, “We are thrilled to collaborate with the Colombo Stock Exchange on this endeavour. As a business and technology-focused university, this partnership will help bring business training and industry-relevant skills to more people. We anticipate a long and fruitful relationship with CSE”.

Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE):                                                           

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) operates the only stock market in Sri Lanka and is responsible for providing a transparent and regulated environment where companies and investors can come together. The CSE is a company that is limited by guarantee established under the Laws of Sri Lanka.

The CSE is licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) and is a mutual exchange consisting of 15 Members and 13 Trading Members. All Members and Trading Members are licensed by the SEC to operate as Stockbrokers. For more information, please visit:

University Canada West (UCW):

University Canada West (UCW) is a contemporary independent university located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver, Canada. The University is a dynamic institution defined by its close connections to the business community and a commitment to outstanding student services.

UCW offers a range of career-focused programs including Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Associate of Arts and Master of Business Administration. Courses are offered at its two downtown Vancouver campuses and online.

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