Addressing the Academics and Researchers at the Fourth Annual International Research Conference 2015 on the theme "Innovative Perspective in Business, Finance and Information Management" the key note speaker Prof. PMC. Thilakaratne, Director, Centre for Distance and Continuing Education stressed the importance of Research Conference of this nature and praised the organizers of the Research Conference for the greater enthusiasms shown by them in organizing this important event which paves the way for encouraging the academics for innovations and inventions in their respective fields. Young academics must be motivated for novel approaches rather than in following the traditional educational system.
The International Conference" organized by the Faculty of Management and Commerce of the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka was held on Wednesday and Thursday(18th and 19th November) at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language.
The programme began with the welcome address by the Dean of the Faculty of Management and Commerce Dr. S.Gunapalan was attended by Prof. Thilakaratne during the course of his lengthy speech also reminded about Late the Leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and able Minister MHM Ashraff who is the brain child of this University for his foresightedness thought in establishing this University here. Late Minister Asharff was a leader with innovations, guts and courage's and his ideas were novels and always been for the well being for the future general. He also recalled his casual chat with him at the University Grant Commission when he was the Minister long time ago and during the course of his discussions with him he could gather his qualities and how he thought of the younger generation in the future. Hence he appealed to audience at the Auditorium to observe two minutes silence to honour him and remember his good deeds, he concluded.
The Academics from various Universities including India and Singapore participated in this Research Conference and 59 Research papers were submitted by them for analysis. Technical Sessions on Business and Entrepreneurial Development, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Accounting, Finance, Technology Management and Economics were discussed at length.
Co-ordinator of the programme AL Abdul Rouf handed over the "Conference Proceedings" to the researchers whose articles were published therein.
At the conclusion of the programme the key-note speaker was presented with 'Memento' by Dean Dr.S.Gunapalan and Co-Ordinator Dr.AL Rouf.