Sri Lanka’s new start-up numbers in 2012’s first half have exceeded initial projections.
Accordingly, new company registrations of all forms stood at 3623 for 2012 January-June, along with Rs 37.06 Mn ($ 277270) revenue from all types of company registrations as of June 29.
The Department of Registrar of Companies under Ministry of Industry and Commerce has also reported Rs 108.32 Mn ($ 807900) revenues from their overall operations in the January to June period, thereby meeting 70% of 2012 revenue targets already.
This was announced by the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, on 02 July in the aftermath of the mid-year progress review of the Ministry on 02 July at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
According to the Minister, among the new 3623 registered firms from January to June 29, 2012 are 3507 private, public & ‘limited by guarantee’ firms, 101 associations, 14 foreign firms and one offshore firm. 12913 annual reports also have been registered in the same period. Also 7183 new Company Names have been registered by the Department of Registrar of Companies of Sri Lanka in the same period.
Meanwhile, the latest registration figures for 2011 from the Department reveals 51056 total companies in existence in Sri Lanka of which 7905 are new born-companies in 2011 [private limited companies (7027), public limited liability companies (635), companies limited by guarantee (44), associations (139), foreign companies (52) and one off shore firm], re-registration of companies in 2011 at 2680 with a total re-registered companies numbering 25093 and total already registered companies numbering 25963.