Country: Sri Lanka
Mr. Ajith S Ratnayake was appointed as a member of IPSASB from January 2020. He was nominated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka).
He is the retired founder Director General of the Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board (SLAASMB). He was responsible for building the technical capacity of SLAASMB and setting up its monitoring process of financial reporting and auditing of public interest entities in Sri Lanka.
He represented SLAASMB in the advisory council of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR), and at the Consultative Advisory Groups of IAASB and IESBA. He also represented Sri Lanka at the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on International Standards on Accounting and Reporting (ISAR) and in the working group on Commercial forests of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC).
He was a member of the advisory board of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Sri Lanka and the committee which drafted the Code of Best Practice on Corporate Governance jointly issued by CA Sri Lanka and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He was also a member of the Presidential Commission on Failed Finance Companies in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Ratnayake was responsible for drafting Sri Lanka Public Sector Accounting Standard for Local Authorities (SLPSAS for LAs), Sri Lanka Public Sector Accounting Standards SLPSAS 11 to 20 and Sri Lanka Accounting Standard for Smaller Entities.
He is a fellow member of CA Sri Lanka, CIMA (UK) and ACCA (UK). He was awarded the Management Accounting Price at the final exam of CA Sri Lanka.