This statement of Directors’ Responsibility is to be read in conjunction with the Report of the Auditors and, is made to distinguish the respective responsibilities of the Directors and of the Auditors, in relation to the Financial Statements contained in this Annual Report.
The Directors are required by the Companies Act No. 07 of 2007, to prepare Financial Statements for each financial year, which give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company and of the Group at the end of the financial year, and of the income and expenditure of the Company and of the Group for the financial year. The Directors confirm that the Financial Statements of the Company for the year ended 31 March 2020 presented in the Report have been prepared in accordance with the Sri Lanka Accounting Standards/SLFRS and the Companies Act No. 07 of 2007. In preparing the Financial Statements, the Directors have selected appropriate accounting policies and have applied them consistently. Reasonable and prudent judgements and estimates have been made and applicable accounting standards have been followed and the Financial Statements have been prepared on a going concern basis.
The Directors are of the view that adequate funds and other resources are available within the Company for the Company to continue in operation for the foreseeable future. The Directors have taken all reasonable steps expected of them to safeguard the assets of the Company and of the Group and to establish appropriate systems of internal controls in order to prevent, deter and detect any fraud, misappropriation or other irregularities. The Directors have also taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the Company and its subsidiaries maintain adequate and accurate accounting books of record which reflect the transparency of transactions and provide an accurate disclosure of the Company’s financial position.
The Directors are required to provide the Auditors with every opportunity to take whatever steps and undertake whatever inspection they consider appropriate for the purpose of enabling them to give their Audit Report. The Directors are
of the view that they have discharged their responsibilities in this regard.
The Directors confirm that, to the best of their knowledge, all taxes and levies payable by the Company and all contributions, and all other known statutory obligations as at the reporting date have been paid or provided for in the Financial Statements and also the Directors obtain the compliance reports from Senior Management on a quarterly basis such as Finance, Human Resources, Insurance, Company Secretarial, Company specific regulatory, and Information security controls.
As required by Section 56 (2) of the Companies Act No. 07 of 2007, the Board of Directors has confirmed that the Company satisfies the Solvency Test immediately after the distribution, in accordance with Section 57 of the Companies Act No. 07 of 2007.
By Order of the Board
Group Managing Director
A D B Talwatte
27 May 2020