Message from the President

Ms. Manohari Abesekera

Dear Members,

I am honoured to take over the mantle as the President of this distinguished  MBA Alumni Association of University of Colombo, which was founded in 1997, 22 years ago.

As you’re aware the Association over the last 2 decades have  now grown into a body of approx. 700 members who are contributing to our motherland in various fields,  taking up leadership positions.

   My theme for the year 2019/2020 is  “ Serving the Nation with Pride.” I believe this is a timely theme, when our country is in cross roads. After a 30 year long conflict, we enjoyed the fruits of peace almost for a decade, before the tragic 21st April attacks which shattered our Nation.  As professionals, we have a duty to play, to influence our statesmen  the vision that we aspire for our motherland, for the sake of our future generation.  We intend to partner with other Professional Associations, Business Chambers to voice our views  to ensure that we are heard to take our country forward.

   We take pride of the fact  that our Alma Mater – University of Colombo , is one of the most respected Universities in the Asian region. We intend to work closely with the University Administration , to contribute to take this great institution forward.

   I wish to place our sincere appreciation to  our Vice Chancellor, Senior Professor Madam Chandrika Wijeratne, Dean of the Faculty of Management Dr Pradeep Dharmadasa , and the Registrar – Mr. Edwards for the kind cooperation extended to us.

  I make an appeal to our members to come forward ,  take part in our Association’s activities , for  continuous professional development  and networking.

  I trust that you would  also contribute to this Newsletter by sharing your views, articles, and share your professional achievements with us.

  “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." -  Late John F. Kennedy  ( President USA 1961-1963)

  Best wishes,

   Manohari