Inaugural Dinner Dance “Chartered Ball” on Saturday 13th May 2023
The CA Sri Lanka Australia Chapter (the Chapter) hosted its inaugural Chartered Ball at Grand on Princes, Melbourne Australia on 13 May. This glamorous event was attended by 313 guests including over 120 CA Sri Lanka members domiciled in Australia, who experienced a truly memorable night.
The objective of the occasion was to facilitate social networking, camaraderie and fellowship among
CA members in an entertaining atmosphere. And part of the proceeds of the event will be utilised towards a scholarship fund to help disadvantaged CA students in Sri Lanka.
The chief guest on the occasion was Mr. Sanjaya Bandara President of CA Sri Lanka while Mr. Sandith Samarasinghe Consul General of Sri Lanka to Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania was the guest of honour. Two past presidents of CA Sri Lanka Mr. Indrajith Fernando and Mr. Yohan Perera also attended the prestigious event.
A highlight of the evening was the felicitation of Mr. Sanjaya Bandara, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the profession. Current and past presidents of the Chapter, Mr. Anuruddha Dias, Dr.Pavithra Siriwardhane, and Mr. Millon Landers, presented him with a well-deserved award, acknowledging his dedication and leadership.
The Chapters Strategic Partners, CA ANZ, and CPA Australia, were also present, represented by Ms.Navini Peiris, Manager, International Liaison, and Mr. Richard Ferrier, General Manager, Victoria, respectively. In addition, presidents and representatives from University Alumni other Community
Associations were also present demonstrating the robust collaborations that the Chapter has built within the Australian community.
The guests were treated to an upbeat performance by the popular live band, Redemptions, whose diverse repertoire of music resonated throughout the ballroom, creating an uplifting and lively atmosphere.
To add excitement to the night, a raffle draw offered enticing prizes, including two return air tickets to Sri Lanka and complimentary stays at luxury hotels such as Cinnamon and Aitkin Spence.
An event of this magnitude would not have been possible without generous support of our sponsors, advertisers. We wish to thank the lead sponsors Finmart Finance Brokers, Jellis Craig Monash, SriLankan Airlines and other souvenir advertisers for their support towards success of the event.
The Inaugural Chartered Ball would not have come to fruition without the support of the Executive Committee of the Chapter, and commitment and perseverance of the Chartered Ball committee.
With the success of inaugural Chartered Ball, the Chapter endeavor to organise similar events that promote social networking and fellowship among members.