The financial statements are prepared in compliance with the Sri Lanka Financial Reporting Standards (SLFRS/LKAS) issued by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Companies Act, No. 07 of 2007 and Banking Act, No. 30 of 1988 as amended and Directions issued thereunder relating to financial statement formats and disclosure of information.
The Board of Directors and the Management of the Bank accept responsibility for the integrity and objectivity of these financial statements. The estimates and judgments relating to the financial statements were made on a prudent and reasonable basis, in order that the financial statements are true and fair. To ensure this, the Bank has taken proper and sufficient care in installing a system of internal control and accounting records, for safeguarding assets and for preventing and detecting frauds as well as other irregularities, which is reviewed, evaluated and updated on an ongoing basis. Our Internal Auditors have conducted periodic audits to provide reasonable assurance that the established policies and procedures of the Bank were consistently followed. However, there are inherent limitations that should be recognised in weighing the assurances provided by any system of internal controls and accounting.
The financial statements of the subsidiary, joint venture Company and the associate Company with a financial year end of 31 December were audited by KPMG. The subsidiaries with a financial year end of 31 March were subject to a limited review engagement by KPMG for nine months ended 31 December 2015.
The Audit Committee of the Bank meets periodically with the Internal Auditors and the Independent Auditors to review the manner in which these Auditors perform their responsibilities, and to discuss auditing, internal control and financial reporting issues. To ensure complete independence, the Independent Auditor and the Internal Auditors have full and free access to the members of the Audit Committee to discuss any matter of substance.
A R Fernando
Ms D S J Wettasinghe
Chief Financial Officer
24 February 2016