Certificate Ceremony for Macroeconomics for Journalists 2022, hosted by the Centre for Banking Studies (CBS) of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka(CBSL) and Sri Lanka Press Institute(SLPI) was held on Friday, July 21, 2023 at the Atrium, CBSL.
This event was graced by the Governor of CBSL, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe, High Commissioner of Australia to Sri Lanka His Excellency Paul Stephens and Chairman of SLPI, Kumar Nadesan.
Certificate Course on Macroeconomics for Journalists was initiated by CBS of the CBSL in September 2022. The SLPI formed a partnership with the timely support of the Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Program to support 20 journalists through this program.
Out of 25 participants, SLPI chose 20 journalists for scholarships based on their backgrounds in journalism and economics-related reporting.
Certificates were handed over to the journalists by the Governor of CBSL Dr Nandalal Weerasinghe and the High Commissioner of Australia to Sri Lanka His Excellency Paul Stephens.
The event was attended by Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (seated 4th from left), His Excellency Paul Stephens, High Commissioner of Australia to Sri Lanka (seated 3rd from right), Mr. Kumar Nadesan, Chairman of the SLPI (seated 3rd from left), Mr. Wijejayasekera, Asst. Governor (seated 2nd from Left), Ms.Dimuthu Samarathunga, Director for training in CBS, (seated extreme Left), Kumar Lopez, CEO of SLPI (seated 2nd from right) and Dr.Anil Perera, Lead Trainer (seated extreme right)