Association of Accounting Technicians of
Sri Lanka - AATSL AAT CENTRE,
540, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Narahenpita, Colombo – 05.
Tel.: 011-2559669, 011-2595857
AAT Sri Lanka
The Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka is a Professional Accountancy body, established in 1987 and is the only Professional Institute which conducts Accountancy Examinations at Technician Level in Sri Lanka. AATSL is an Associate Member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA).
Registration with AATSL
Students with six passes at the G.C.E (O/L) Examination are eligible to register with AATSL. AATSL examinations are most suited for students with G.C.E (O/L) and (A/L) – any subject stream qualifications. Those who are awaiting (A/L) results also can enroll for the courses to make use their precious time. In addition to this, any one who is having five years experience as an Accounts Clerk/Audit Clerk/Bookkeepers/Accounts Trainee in a recognized establishment, or any other equivalent or higher educational qualifications can register as a student.
Examinations of AATSL
AAT Examinations are held at three levels namely; Foundation, Intermediate and Final, in all the three media Sinhala, English and Tamil, twice a year in June and December. The duration of each level is six months; thus three levels can be completed within 1½ years by G.C.E (A/L) and (O/L) students, and in 1 year by G.C.E (A/L) Commerce stream students. AAT Examinations are held in Colombo, Kandy, Matara, Jaffna, Batticaloa,
Kurunegala, Gampaha, Anuradhapura, Badulla and Rathnapura. This facilitates the students to sit for the examinations at the closest Examination centres to their home towns.
Preparing for AATSL Examination
AATSL conducts classes in Colombo in Sinhala and English media to coach students for the AATSL examinations. AATSL also has several Registered Private Education Centres – (PECs), where classes are conducted to coach students for the AATSL examinations, both in Colombo and in different towns throughout the island. AATSL has more than 50 Registered Private Education Centres island-wide for the benefits of students and the public to get information such as student registration, examinations, training and also employment opportunities.
Benefits and Recognition for AATSL’s Qualifications
AATSL Examinations are a fast track to become a Chartered Accountant or Chartered Management Accountant, or to obtain a University Degree in Management, Administration, Commerce, Law or Computer or to gain admission to Foreign Universities or get immediate employment.
The following Universities and Professional Institutes are offering attractive exemptions for AATSL qualifications; University of Sri Jayewardenepura, University of Colombo, University of Kelaniya, Open University of Sri Lanka, Northumbria University-UK,
Deakin University-Australia, Wollongong University-Australia, ICA-SL, CIMA-UK, ACCA-UK, ICMA-SL, IPM-SL, CIM-UK, IB-SL, ISMM-SL, SLIATE, ABE-UK
Due to the above facilities and services offered by AATSL, it was able to produce more than 14,000 Middle Level Accountants to the Country up to June 2009.
Your future with AATSL qualifications
Students who have completed the all three levels of AAT Examinations can apply for membership and use MAAT designation letters after their names, after the completion of prescribed practical training requirement. AATSL has a special programme to assist students to provide placements for Practical Training, which is a mandatory for admission as a Member of the Association. There is no doubt that the professionally qualified AATSL members will contribute to the development of the
country. It is proud to state that the AATSL is the only institute which records the active students’ population of over 38,000.
Further information about AAT could be obtained from the AATSL on 011 2559669.