State Sector Services

State Sector Services

The Management Consultancy Practice commenced in August 1974, as Nihal Sri Ameresekere, Management Consultants, and later was incorporated in June 1978, as Comindtax Management Service Ltd., and re-named in December 2007, as Consultants 21 Ltd.

The Clientele serviced by the Management Consultancy Practice are set out under the following Headings:

Project Promotion & Development  

Project Management

Financial Restructuring

World Bank Project

 State Sector Services

Project Promotion & Development  

Business Consultancy

Foreign Clientele

USAID Project

Services rendered to the State Sector by Nihal Sri Ameresekere have been as follows:

  1. Served as a Member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (1976-1977), appointed by the Minister of Trade & Commerce
  2. Served as a Member of the Council of the University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka (1982), appointed by the University Grants Commission
  3. 3Served as Director and Actg. Chairman, of the State Pharmaceutical Corporation (1978-1980), appointed by the Minister of Health, on the recommendation of President J.R. Jayawardene
  4. Served as part-time Finance Director and Actg. Chairman, of the Sri Lanka Transport Boards (1980-1982), in a Special Board constituted by President J.R. Jayawardene. Successfully computerized and managed the all-island monopolistic Bus Transport Industry, without receiving any State funds as subsidies, and receiving  valuable commendations from visiting foreign review missions on his services
  5. Served as Senior Consultant, heading a Team of Consultants, to re-structure the all-island State Bus Transport Sector, on a Project funded by the World Bank. The Project was not completed to its logical conclusion, due to the General Elections, which ushered in a new policy vision - see World Bank Project

6.   Served as Senior Consultant and Counter-part Project Director, to establish the Secretariat for Infrastructure Development & Investment, to promote and develop economic infrastructure development projects, on a public-private partnership basis - see USAID Project

7.   Served as part-time Advisor, Ministry of Finance (1994-1995), appointed by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, to review and evaluate past privatisations, and to formulate a policy strategy and framework to carry out future privatisations.

8.   Served as a Member of the Company Law Advisory Commission from 2004, appointed by the Minister of Trade & Commerce, and actively participated in formulating and having the Companies Act No. 7 of 2007 enacted by the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

9.   Served as Chairman, Public Enterprises Reform Commission (2004-2005), appointed by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, to take control of the messed-up privatization program, and to review and evaluate, as to what had transpired, and to carry out new transactions

Pro-bono Services

This rendered such Determination by Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake and the two Other Judges to be in contravention with the Constitution, which they had made oath to uphold. Further attempts to have the matter reviewed and rectified was questionably prevented by Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, regardless of the constitutional mandatory provision which had applied. (Public Interest Litigations - Expropriation Law - Underperforming Enterprises and Underutilized Assets Act No. 43 of 2011)

By the subsequent 19th Amendment to the Constitution, certified by the Speaker of Parliament of Sri Lanka on 15th May 2015, by Article 18 thereof, Article 78 of the Constitution had been amended to stipulate that every Bill shall be gazetted at least 14 days before which it is placed on the Order Paper of Parliament of Sri Lanka, and by Article 30 thereof, Article 22 of the Constitution which enabled Urgent Bills had been repealed and so also Article 123(3) which applied thereto.