Private sector support sought
Rapid development on the cards:
The Government has launched a rapid development drive to fast-track
the economy and its dividends could be enjoyed by the people in another
two years. The space for the private sector to contribute its worth as a
major stakeholder is getting further widened.
Minister Sagala Ratnayaka presents an award to an employee.
Chairman of Certis Lanka Group Sanka Wijesinghe, Group CEO/CDE
Vipul Hettige and Vice President International Business
Development, Certis Internationa, Lester Chua look on.
For example, CISLO, a private sector security agency helps the
Singaporean police a great deal as a third party operating the CCTV
Security network, Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development
Sagala Ratnayaka said at the 39th Anniversary Celebrations and Awards
ceremony of the Certis Lanka Group held at the BMICH recently.
Sri Lanka too will have to follow a similar system, by allowing its
private sector to run the security connected establishments and other
services. In its competition in the global economy, the government
decides on policy prescriptions for developing the economy and
undertakes essential services leaving the rest with the private sector.
Although the private sector security system should have been improved to
reach the international standard after the war, unfortunately it did not
materialise as envisaged.
It is time to boost the private sector security network alongside the
Govt's develop unit device, he added. The company felicitated their
employees for various achievements and contributions to the company
during the past year. Over 30 recipients were identified and presented
with trophies and cash rewards. Scholarships were awarded to 62 children
of its employees, who performed well at the GCE O/L and GCE A/L
examinations, to further academic aspirations. Certis Lanka is a joint
venture with Certis International of Singapore, a wholly-owned company
of Temasek Holdings, the private investment arm of the Government of
Singapore. Also Certis Lanks Group has been operating as an independent
entity providing Security Services in Sri Lanka for the past thirty-nine