The Team University of Sri Jayewardenepura Emerged Champions in the Southern Asia Sub Region at the CFA Research Challenge 2021/22
The team of University of Sri Jayewardenepura who advanced to the Virtual Asia Pacific Sub-Regional Challenge representing Sri Lanka in the CFA Research Challenge 2021/22 emerged champions in the Southern Asia sub region qualifying for Asia Pacific Regional Semi-Finals scheduled on 8th April 2022.
The team comprised of third year undergraduates, namely, Dulanja Gamanayake (Team Leader), Ashan Kottagoda, Sapna Ravishika from Department of Finance, Sachinthi Wirasinha from Department of Decision Sciences and Malik Nazahim from Department of Business Economics. The team was guided by the industry mentor – CFA Charterholder – Mr. Tharinda Jayawardena, of TWCorp (Pvt) Ltd. and the faculty advisor – Ms. Abehitha Fernando of Department of Finance.
The Asia Pacific Sub-Regional Challenge was organized under four sub-regions, namely, Eastern Asia, Oceania, South-eastern Asia, and Southern Asia. Team Sri Lanka competed in the Southern Asia Sub-Region against three teams from India, two teams from Pakistan and one team from Bangladesh in March 2022. Team representing Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi also emerged champions and qualified for the Asia Pacific Regional Semi-Finals from Southern Asia
Asia Pacific Regional Semi-Finals is scheduled to be held on 8th April 2022 virtually, in which eleven teams will be participating under two separate groups. Team Sri Lanka will be competing under the second group against four teams, namely, University of Sydney, University of the Philippines Diliman, National Sun Yat-sen University, and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. The winners from Regional Semi-Finals will advance to the Regional Finals, and thereby to the Global Finals which is scheduled to be held on 17th May 2022.