Dressing Up

The Public Enterprise Reform Commission says it is working on 30 state firms which will be restructured in the coming months.
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Among the rnhitlist are institutions like Shell Gas, Elkaduwa Plantations and Lanka Salt, rnwhich were previously earmarked for privatisation, PERC said in its website.

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However, Sri rnLanka Telecom is a notable absentee.

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Among the rnnewcomers is The Government Factory, which supplies state institutions rnengineering, craft products, and even ballot boxes to state institutions.

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Based at rnKolonnawa, the 150-year old institution has around 650 employees and made a Rs. rn19 mn operating loss in 2002.

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