The Directors are responsible under the Companies Act No. 07 of 2007, to ensure compliance of the requirements set out therein to prepare Financial Statements for each financial year, giving a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company as at the Balance Sheet date and the profit of the Company for the financial period. Further, the Board of Directors ensures the compliance of all regulatory requirements imposed by the said Act and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
The Board of Directors accepts the responsibility for the integrity and objectivity of the Financial Statements prepared and presented. The Directors confirm that in preparing the Financial Statements, appropriate accounting policies have been selected and applied in a consistent manner and material departures, if any have been disclosed and explained. Also, reasonable and prudent judgments and estimates have been used so that the form and substance of transactions, are appropriately reflected.
The Directors are responsible for ensuring that the Company keeps sufficient accounting records to disclose with reasonable accuracy, the financial position of the Company and for ensuring that the Financial Statements have been prepared and presented in accordance with the Sri Lanka Accounting Standards and provide the information required by the Companies Act No. 7 of 2007.
Further, the Directors confirm that the Financial Statements have been prepared on a going concern basis and are of the view that sufficient funds and other resources are available within the Company to continue its operations and to facilitate planned future expansions and capital commitments. They are also responsible for taking reasonable measures to safeguard the assets of the Company and in that context, to have a proper regard to the establishment of appropriate systems of internal control, with a view to preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities. Accordingly, the Directors have taken steps to establish appropriate systems of internal controls comprising of internal audit, checks, risk assessment tests and financial and other controls to mitigate, prevent and detect fraud and other irregularities.
The Directors provided the Statement of Solvency to the Auditors and obtained Certificates of Solvency from the Auditors, in respect of dividend payable (proposed) conforming to the Section 57 of the Companies Act No. 07 of 2007.
The Board of Directors also wishes to confirm that, as required by the Sections 166 (1) and 167 (1) of the Companies Act; they have prepared this Annual Report in time and ensured that a copy thereof is sent to Ceylinco Insurance PLC, the sole shareholder of the Company.
The Directors are required to prepare the Financial Statements and to provide its External Auditors Ernst & Young, with every opportunity to take whatever steps and undertake whatever inspections that may be considered being appropriate to enable them to give their audit opinion. The said Ernst & Young were reappointed by way of a resolution at the shareholder resolution passed under Section 144 (3) in terms of the Companies Act No. 07 of 2007.
The Directors confirm that to the best of their knowledge and belief that all statutory payments in relation to regulatory and statutory authorities that were due, in respect of the Company as at the Balance Sheet date have been duly paid or where relevant, provided for.
The Directors are of the view that they have duly discharged their responsibilities as set out in this statement.
By Order of the Board,
K I Weththasinghe
Ceylinco Life Insurance Limited
17 February 2016