Sri Lanka Security Companies are an integral part of Country’s economic development:Official

Oct 22, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s private security companies are important stakeholders and an integral element in the ongoing nation building exercise, an official said in a media release. Aluwihare said that all stakeholders should forge together to uplift the image of the industry as a whole.

By consciously synergizing our efforts, we create a WIN-WIN situation for all stakeholders – the guards, the clients, the service providers as well as the Industry Associations and the Regulatory Body, which is the Ministry of Civil Security & Urban Development, Aluwihare said.

Over time our Industry will be known to have professional standards with a defined code of conduct, proper rules and legislation enhancing its stature with the governing authority as well as the general public. As SLASSPA, we strive wholeheartedly to achieve this aim for the greater good of the Industry, said Aluwihare.

Companies should strive to conform to ethical norms by paying the guards the minimum wage or above, and meeting their statutory dues such as EPF, ETF, etc,

The chief guest, Damayanthi Jayaratne, Additional Secretary (Civil Security) said that the industry itself must mo