Why study with the CISI?

We offer a range of qualifications which are designed for you to learn and enter the financial services sector. Our well received study pathways in Operations, Wealth Management, Compliance/Risk, Capital Markets/Corporate Finance, Financial Planning and Islamic Finance, will provide you the specialist understanding needed to start out and progress in your chosen discipline.

The knowledge you gain can be immediately transferred to business activities and client-facing advisory functions, helping you to stand out among your peers. The CISI exams are taken in over 100 countries and offer flexibility to suit your job requirements. Our qualifications are designed, developed and reviewed regularly by senior practitioners to ensure they are purpose built for the market and remain relevant.

Based in the City of London, with origins in the London Stock Exchange, the CISI is a global organisation with representative offices in financial centres such as Barcelona, Colombo, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Manila, Mumbai, Nairobi and Singapore. We work in close cooperation with regulators, firms and other professional bodies worldwide.


The CISI accredits external partners to deliver training for candidates preparing to sit exams. If you wish to participate in training to prepare for CISI exams, please contact one of the following accredited training partners (ATP):

Over 45,000 Members in over 100 countries
c. 40,000 Exams taken in 81 countries

National Advisory Council

We have an established a CISI National Advisory Council (NAC), made up of veteran financial services practitioners, working voluntarily to represent and promote local membership and the securities and investment profession in Sri Lanka. The NAC supports the provision of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities and networking events for local CISI members.

Nihal Fonseka, FCSI(Hon)

President, CISI NAC
Member of the Sri Lanka Monetary Board

Nandika Buddhipala, MCSI

Chief Financial Officer
Commercial Bank of Ceylon

Ranel Wijesinha

Securities & Exchange Commission

Prof. Hareendra Dissabandara, MCSI

Head of Faculty of Finance
Sri Jayawardenapura University

Channa De Silva, MCSI

Sarvodaya Development Finance

Indrajith Fernando, MCSI

Bartleet Trust Capital

Madu Ratnayake, MCSI

Executive Vice President, CIO &
General Manager

Mark Prothero

HSBC Sri Lanka & Maldives


Your local office

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
345 R.A. De Mel Mawatha
Colombo 3
Sri Lanka

+ 94 117 247 247