Higher National Diploma in Accountancy - (HNDA)



The Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA) was established in 1943 in the name of National Diploma in Accountancy with the aim of detecting, preventing frauds, errors, and malpractices in Ceylon Tea Estates and Ceylon Railway; and this was the first professional accounting course introduced back then in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Later, this course was transformed into the Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA) in 1946.

Gradually, this course gained popularity and in 1963 part-time evening classes were also introduced in order to meet the market demand. Per Public Administration Circular No.46/90 of 1990, the HNDA qualification is considering as an equivalent( an alternate) to a Bachelors of Commerce degree (B. Com) offered by an accredited university, recognized by University Grant Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka. This course is mandated for auditing enterprises, excluding public sector organizations and quoted companies. The certified auditors credential were granted for the HNDA holders in 1968. Beginning 2001, the HNDA program is conducting courses throughout the Island by the Advanced Technological Institute (ATIs) which is administered by the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE)

After completing the HNDA program, the HNDA holders can start their own careers as a registered auditor and can conduct the audit of companies except for public sector organizations and quoted companies.

The HNDA syllabus was lately revised after taking into consideration of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) and with the few other courses syllabus. The HNDA program can be completed in a full or part-time basis within a four-year period. ATIs (formerly known as Technical Colleges) of SLIATE is conducting this program throughout the Island from its inception in 1965 with the mission in mind to produce excellent diploma holders of higher education sector and for this purpose, the HNDA holders are taught to be skillful, competent, and also equipped with modern technology in the field of accounting and finance for contributing to the sustainable development of Sri Lanka.

 

Conducted At

No.

Name of the ATI/ATI section

Addresses

Full Time/Part Time

Telephone No.

01

Hardy Advanced Technological Institute, Ampara

Inginiyagala Rd., Ampara

Full Time
Part Time

0632222056
0632223035
0718100975
0717638653
 
02

Advanced Technological Section
Anuradhapura

No. 35/388, Harishchandra Mw, Anuradhapura

Full Time
Part Time

0252234417
0716564572
0715177580

03

Advanced Technological Institute, Badulla

Greenland Drive, Badulla

Full Time
Part Time

0552230218
0552223818
0778094573
0712347677

04

Advanced Technological Section
Batticaloa

Main Street, Kovil Kulam, Arayampathi, Batticaloa

Full Time
Part Time

0652247519
0652247470
0778641182
0716376307

05

Advanced Technological Institute, Dehiwala.

Waidya Road, Dehiwala

Full Time
Part Time

0112738349
0718085371
0714407665

06

Advanced Technological Institute, Jaffna.

No. 665/5, Beach Road, Guru Nagar, Jaffna

Full Time
Part Time
0212222595
0212229803
0718447486
0777113664

07

Advanced Technological Institute, Kandy.

No. 16, Keppetipola Mw,Kandy Full Time
Part Time
0812232097
0719175285
0774538133

08

Advanced Technological Institute, Kegalle.

Bandaranayake Mw, Kegalle Full Time
Part Time
0352221297
0352221713
0714848210
0716254659 
 
09

Advanced Technological Institute, Kurunagala.

22/1, Wilgoda Road, Kurunagala Full Time
Part Time
0372229583
0372224911
0714882528

10

Advanced Technological Institute, Galle.

Siridamma Mw, Labuduwa, Akmeemana. Full Time
Part Time
0912246179
0771681233
0710968530 

11

Advanced Technological Institute, Gampaha. Naiwala, Essalla, Veyangoda Full Time
Part Time
0332287519
0332292544
0715511205
0772917792

12

Advanced Technological Section
Rathnapura
New Town , Rathnapura Full Time
Part Time
0452231492
0452231493
0718147124
0713930219 

13

Advanced Technological Section
Samanthurai
Main Street, Samanthurai Full Time
Part Time
0672261304
0775153500

14

Advanced Technological Section
Tangalle
Yayawatta, Netolpitiya, Tangalle Full Time
Part Time
0472241845
0472241846
0714491932 

15

Advanced Technological Section
Trincomalee
Inner Harbour Rd, Trincomalle Full Time
Part Time
0262223232
0262050617
0773659589

16

Advanced Technological Section
Vavuniya
Off A 9 Road, Veppankulam,Omanthai, Vavuniya. Full Time
Part Time
0242052733
0776162010
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