The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (UOK) jointly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize their collaborative efforts. The MoU calls for cooperation on promoting capital market education among undergraduates by working together on a number of mutually beneficial strategic initiatives.
The initiatives, along with a special focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of CSE, include introducing the ‘Colombo Stock Exchange Gold Medal Award’ for the graduate having the highest marks for the capital market related subjects in the B.B. Mgt. Honours in Finance programme and the Most Outstanding Dissertation for the Bachelor of Business Management Honours in Accountancy degree program at the annual general convocation of UOK.
The MoU also aims to develop a partnership with the annual ‘Investment Week’ organized by the Finance Students Association of the Department of Finance at UOK, provide internship opportunities for undergraduates, and encourage capital market education at UOK with the Diploma in Capital Markets (DCM) conducted by the CSE. The parties will further collaborate in capital market research with a focus on expertise knowledge in capital markets, capital market data, and strengthening investors at the CSE.
Commenting on the partnership, the CEO of CSE, Rajeeva Bandaranaike, stated, “It is crucial to promote financial literacy among Sri Lankans, especially among undergraduates, who are a key segment of the population equipped to contribute to an economically stable future. Fronted on this objective, we are glad to be partnering with UOK in a productive line of initiatives to promote a financially literate undergraduate population”.
Dr. Narada Fernando, Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies said, “We are pleased to sign these MoUs with Colombo Stock Exchange as we believe this collaboration with CSE will create a platform for our undergraduates to enhance their research skills and knowledge to develop their career in Sri Lankan capital market”.
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: www.cse.lk.