Sri Lanka Insurance chief promises professional management

June 13, 2009 (LBO) – Newly appointed competent authority to Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation (SLIC), has said that the firm will be managed professionally, setting an example to the private and public sectors, an employee said. Nalaka Godahewa was appointed as competent authority to SLIC after it was returned to government hands on a court order. The government has to appoint a new board to govern the firm.

Addressing workers, Godahewa had said President Mahinda Rajapaksa had instructed him to run the firm to generate profits and not be a burden to the government.

He had asked for the support of employees to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction and grow the business. Godahewa was a former chief executive of the firm.

Godahewa had said that he will maintain discipline and no one should attempt take to the law into their hands.