SLID in membership drive

Sunday Observer – 26th June 2011

The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) will woo state owned entities and NGOs to its membership to spread the message of good governance in the country, said President SLID, Ronnie Peiris who took over reins at a ceremony on Wednesday.

He said that the key objective of SLID this year is to spread the message of corporate governance which has become increasingly important in a rapidly changing global business environment.

"The SLID will take the message of good governance to corporates in the North and the East and help organisations to adhere to values of good governance", Peiris said.
SLID has been in the forefront of instilling values of good governance among corporates since its inauguration 11 years ago. The organisation has around 500 members.

"The standard of corporate governance in Sri Lanka is quite high. SLID has facilitated the improvement of good governance and will further entrench values among corporates in the country", Peiris said.
SLID hopes to make its constitution more corporate friendly and present it to members for approval within the next three months.
Vice President, SLID, Pravir Samarasinghe said good governance has been the cornerstone of SLID which has enriched good practices since its inception. "We hope to further consolidate it with training and awareness programs".

SLID launched its new logo depicting its vision for good governance and to build businesses.
The new council of four will support members to face complex challenges and drive businesses.

SLID provides members the much needed support network in times of crisis and a forum to meet and exchange ideas.

The institute conducts seminars, discussions, workshops and training programs to transfer knowledge to members.