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The only local Actuary who has also attained ACMA, CGMA qualifications …………..

Actuaries help to manage risk by using their analytical skills and helps organizations to plan for the future and to protect themselves from loss. Actuaries are generally considered to be the back-bone of many financial institutions such as insurance companies, banks, pension funds and many more. Pushpika Seneviratne of HNB Assurance PLC is among the few fully-qualified actuaries in Sri Lanka having recently attained the “Associateship from the Society of Actuaries, US (ASA)”.

Pushpika Seneviratne is a past student of Methodist College, Colombo; she has obtained a Physical Science Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) First Class from University of Colombo. She won three Gold medals for being judged as the “Best Student in the Physical Science stream at Colombo University 2006”, “Best Student in the Science Stream at the Colombo University 2006” and was selected as one of the best four students among selected local Universities in the country (2006). Pushpika pursued the Masters Degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Leicester, UK. Being unique among other actuaries in Sri Lanka, she has also become an Associate Member of CIMA, UK and CGMA, USA which makes her a ‘Global Management Accountant’ as well.

Commenting on Pushpika’s achievement, Managing Director of HNB Assurance, Manjula de Silva stated “We are proud of Pushpika’s high accomplishments especially for becoming one of a handful of professional actuaries in Sri Lanka having attained the Associateship from a recognized professional body of actuaries. HNB Assurance has always identified talented employees with high potential and supported their career development. Today, as a fully qualified actuary heading our Actuarial Department, she is making a vital contribution towards the Company’s forward thrust”

Commenting on her achievement, Pushpika stated “hard work and commitment has led me to be a professional in the field of actuarial science. I would like to express my gratitude to HNB Assurance where I am employed as the Manager – Actuarial for giving me the support throughout the journey of my accomplishments and for the opportunity to work towards the growth of the company whilst using analytical skills to protect HNBA whilst planning for its future”.