THE SALE of Sri Lanka's state owned Insurance Corporation is underway, with the appointment of a tender board and technical evaluation committee to handle the privatisation and the award of an overseeing contract to Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

As the south Asian country's only state owned insurance venture, the Insurance Corporation commands a 44 per cent market share in general insurance and 35 per cent in life portfolios and has been prospering from a 1.2 per cent growth rate.

Under the sale, approximately 10 ...

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