Super Regulator

Professor Rohan Samarajiva addressing the fifth LBR LBO CEO forum said the regulator to be manned by professionals would eventually look at other areas like roads as well.rn

rnRegulators are not always independent. An expert in regulation in the telecom sector told the LBR/LBO CEO forum that government needed to separate its role as shareholder and regulator.rn

rnldblquote While the companies are in government hands, it is good to have one part of the government focus on its role as principal shareholder and to have an other part of the government focusing on its role as regulator and policy setting entity. Those two sectors dont get confused on a multi sector environment,
dblquote Prof. Rohan Samarajiva said at the forum.rn

rnThe multi-sector regulator is expected to come on line in a few months. ldblquote It will be in place in April,
dblquote he said.rn

rnExperts say putting a few sectors together under one regulator will allow for economies of scale as well.rn

rnldblquote The government sa