Message from the President
Mr. Sarma Mahalingam
Theme for the year 2016 - 2017
“Strive to Shine”
As per the mission of our Association, let us Strive to Shine in
our professional and personal lives for the world to see.
Our contributions towards members, society and economy will
make us Shine like Stars.
Profile of Mr. Sarma Mahalingam, President of MBAAAUoC
Ramachanrdra Sarmaa Mahalingam
Primary Education: Hindu College and Royal College
A Bachelor of Commerce Degree graduate from University of Jaffna.
Partly qualified stundent of CIMA
Started the carrier as the Assistant Accountant in MISUI CEMENT in 1986 and promoted as an Accountant in
In 1989 moved to Maldives as a financial controller in a Resort in Maldives. Within in a Year promoted as Chief
Financial Officer of the OGOL Resort Management in Maldives
In 1992, identified the need of Bottled water in Maldives, and moved back to Sri Lanka to start the Bottled Water business under the brand name of CRISTAL for Export.
All time biggest bottled water exporter of Sri Lanka.
In 2004 ventured into carbonated soft drinks business the brand name of “my Cola”
In 2007 completed 02 year MBA General program conducted by the University of Colombo.
From 2009, he was a visiting lecturer of MBA program of University of Colombo for 03 years.
Lectured in seminars of University of Morotuwa and University of Colombo Science faculty.
Presently a visiting lecturer at Post Graduate Diploma in Management of University of Colombo.
Since 2007, an active Executive committee member of the MBA Alumni Association of University of Colombo.
Member of Bottled Water Association, Beverage Association and the PET Processors association
Executive committee member of Sri lanka, Australian, New Zealand Chamber.
For past 08 years, a member of Colombo Toastmasters Club of Colombo and Immediate past president of the
Club and currently an Area Director of Area A2.