International Organization For standards
The Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) is a member of the International Standards organization, representing Sri Lanka. The member is the only status that has the right to vote.
The SLSI aims to:
increase productivity and maximize the utilization of resources;
- facilitate internal and external trade;
achieve socio-economic development;
- enhance international competitiveness of products and services;
safeguard the interest of consumers, whilst improving the quality of working life for employees of the Institution. The SLSI participates in technical standards in:
Paper, board and pulps
Quantities and units
Equipment for fire protection and fire fighting
Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry
Cast irons and pig irons
Petroleum products and lubricants
10.Paints and varnishes
13.Plastics pipes, fittings and valves for the transport of fluids
15.Ceramic ware, glassware and glass ceramic ware in contact with food
16.Quality management and quality assurance
18.Intelligent transport systems
There are both advantages and disadvantages that would have followed after Sri Lanka became a member of the ISO. Companies that abide by these standardizations would have gained trust and credibility from their clients. ISO also provides documentation on standards that companies can use for various purposes, which can help them gain this credibility and trust from its international and local customers.
As most small scale companies wouldn’t follow these standardizations, Sri Lanka going the ISO would have more negative effects than...