Value Addition

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (2nd R) arrives to visit the site of a bomb attack at St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. - A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on April 21, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Do quality certification programmes bring tangible improvements to businesses?
This is one key aspect that a new certification services company in Sri Lanka plans to address as it seeks to establish itself as a provider of value-added certification services to the islands corporate sector.rn

rnQuality International Certification Services (Pvt) Ltd., (QICS) commenced operations recently as the licensed representative in Sri Lanka and the Maldives for Certification International (CI) of UK ( to offer UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Services) accredited certification to clients in the industrial and commercial sectors.rn

rnQICS Managing Director Mangalika de Silva said the companys focus on value-added auditing would entail, among other things, a process of tracking continuing improvement in the certified companies and mechanisms for addressing weak areas that may develop.rn

rnldblquote Our services will not be limited to simply auditing and certifying a companys quality systems,