Minister Bathiudeen said this in the aftermath of the mid-year progress review of his Ministry on 02 July at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Top officials of all entities under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce were in attendance at this special meeting.
“I have been given to understand that still some Companies have failed to file their returns on-time. We have initiated plans to penalise such firms and the necessary measures will be implemented in the due course. I therefore warn all companies and entities who have not filed yet, to do so and to avoid penalties” Minister Bathiudeen warned.
Among the new 3623 registered firms from January to June 29, 2012 are 3507 private, public & ‘limited by guarantee’ firms, 101 associations, 14 foreign firms and one offshore firm. 12913 annual reports also have been registered in the same period. Also 7183 new Company Names have been registered by the Department of Registrar of Companies of Sri Lanka in the same period.
Meanwhile, the latest registration figures (final) for 2011 from the Department reveals 51056 total companies in existence in Sri Lanka of which 7905 are new born-companies in 2011 [private limited companies (7027), public limited liability companies (635), companies limited by guarantee (44), associations (139), foregin companies (52) and one off shore firm], re-registration of companies in 2011 at 2680 with a total re-registered companies numbering 25093 and total already registered companies numbering 25963.