Vision and Mission
Chairman's Message
Board of Directors
CEO's Message
Business Review
Social Impact Report
Management Discussion
Financial Reports
  Statement of the Directors' Responsibilities in Relation to the Financial Statements
  The responsibilities of the Directors, in relation to the financial statements of the Group, differ from the responsibilities of the Auditors which are set out in the Report of the Auditors on page 54.

As per the provisions of the Companies Act No. 17 of 1982 the Directors are required to prepare financial statements for each financial year giving a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Group as at the end of the financial year and of the results of its operations for the financial year.

The Directors consider that, in preparing these financial statements set out on pages ... to .., appropriate accounting policies have been selected and applied in a consistent manner and supported by reasonable and prudent judgement and that all applicable Accounting Standards, as relevant, have been followed.

The Directors are also confident that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operation and have applied the going concern basis in preparing these financial statements. Further, the Directors have a responsibility to ensure that the Group maintains sufficient accounting records to disclose with reasonable accuracy, the financial position of the Group, and to ensure that the financial statements presented comply with the requirements of the Companies Act No. 17 of 1982.

The Directors are also responsible for taking reasonable steps to safeguard the assets of the Group and in this regard to give proper consideration to the establishment of appropriate internal control systems to prevent and detect fraud and other irregularities.

The Directors are confident that they have discharged their responsibilities as set out in this statement. The Directors also confirm that to the best of their knowledge, all statutory payments payable by the Group as at the Balance Sheet date have been paid or where relevant, provided for.

By Order of the Board
(Sgd.) P.G. Dias

6 April 2004
Page Top