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Comindtax Management Service Ltd

The Management Consultancy practice commenced in August 1974 under the name, 'Nihal Sri Ameresekere Management Consultants', which was later incorporated in May 1978 as 'Comindtax Management Service Ltd.', and later in December 2007 it was re-named as 'Consultants 21 Ltd'. Management Consultancy services were afforded to a wide range of local and foreign clientele, including  the State Sector, becoming a Member, International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management, US. The Management Consultants services, inter-alia, included the re-structuring and re-organization of businesses, promotion and development of new projects in various sectors, and the provision of strategic advice to top management. Later, this practice developed into a pioneering litigation support service, providing assistance to Clients and Lawyers, vis-à-vis, complex commercial disputes and litigations, becoming an Associated Member, American Bar Association. In the 1990s successfully pioneered the first derivative action law in Sri Lanka (Ameresekere v Mitsui & Co. Ltd., and Others [1992] LRC (Comm)), and ventured into the realm of public interest litigations, including challenges to legislations being enacted, together with the publication of a series of articles in the media on fraud and corruption exposures, with representations being made in the public interest, including to global institutions, becoming a Member, Certified Fraud Examiners, US . From mid-2000 committedly commenced promoting the implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption, having become a Member, International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities, Beijing. Nihal Sri Ameresekere has been a reputed Lecturer on Management Studies and a Public Speaker on the combat of fraud and corruption at international fora, including conducting Talk Shows on national Television. In mid-2000 also actively participated in the formulation of the new Companies Act No. 7 of 2007 of Sri Lanka. During the years 2010 to 2013 Nihal Sri Ameresekere authored a series of 13 Books on researched case studies on fraud and corruption, economic crime, public finance, governance and the rule of law, released through Consultants 21 (Publications) Ltd., and published by AuthorHouse US, a Penguin Group Company, marketed globally,  and used in several Libraries of specialized institutions  engaged in studies in combatting fraud and corruption.Simultaneously with the Management Consultancy practice, an Audit and Tax practice was also commenced in August 1974 under the name 'Nihal Sri Ameresekere & Co., Chartered Accountants', developing an island-wide network of Clientele. Due to the expansion of the Management Consultancy practice carried out under the name 'Comindtax Management Service Ltd'., the Audit and Tax practice carried out under the name 'Nihal Sri Ameresekere & Co., Chartered Accountants' was transferred in January 1982 to 'KPMG Ford Rhodes Thornton & Co., Chartered Accountants', with the Management Consultancy practice continuing to be carried out under the name 'Comindtax Management Service Ltd.', handling, inter-alia, project promotion and development work, project management, including management of large construction projects, and financial engineering, etc., servicing both local and foreign Clientele, including having functioned as the Senior Consultants to World Bank and USAID funded economic infrastructure re-structuring and development projects of the Government of Sri Lanka, and  providing  services to the State Sector. The name of 'Comindtax Management Service Ltd'., was changed in December 2007 to 'Consultants 21 Ltd', with the gravitation towards and development of litigation support services, forensic accounting and public interest litigations, particularly in combatting fraud and corruption. Consequently, a then dormant Company, namely, 'Batik Á Lanka Ltd.', which had commenced operations in November 1977 to design, create, manufacture and market Batik products of Lilamani Ameresekere and which successful business had ceased in or about June 1983 due to pressures of work, the name of this dormant Company, 'Batik Á Lanka Ltd', was changed in August 2010 to the name 'Comindtax Management Service Ltd', with the intention of reviving a strategic tax practice once again, and to undertake the promotion and development of new projects in various sectors; having successfully developed, under the name 'Sahas Ltd.', an upmarket exclusive Boutique Hotel at Hantana, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 'The Theva Residency', with a cuisine of gourmet meals, managed by hotel and travel management specialist, Dheeshana Ameresekere, earning several prestigious international Awards in the first 7 years of operations.