The Department of Registrar of Companies has issued a notice to companies who have not applied for re-registration to inform them they have six months from the date of publication to submit their papers or be struck off the registrar.
Registrar General of Companies D.K. Hettiarachchi told The Sunday Times FT that the names of the companies published in the newspapers this week are appearing in the notice for the first time. “We are checking the companies and periodically publishing such lists,” he said.
According to the notice, the companies listed have failed to apply to the Registrar General of Companies to assign a new number in compliance with the provisions of subsection 2 of section 487 of the Companies Act No. 7 of 2007 within the period of 12 months ending 2 May 2008. Notice is hereby given in terms of subsection 3 of section 487 of the Act that the name of any company which fails to comply with the requirement to apply for a new number in the prescribed manner within a period of six months from the date of publication of the notice shall be struck off the registrar.