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Financial statements for 2018:

Over 90 pc of govt. bodies have complied – Auditor General

Ninety-two percent of government bodies have submitted financial statements for the year 2018 to the Auditor General’s Department by the end of June, Auditor General W.P.C. Wickremeratne said yesterday.

AG Wickremeratne said that it can be considered as the best progress recorded in the history of financial efficiency of the government bodies in Sri Lanka.

“There are about 2,000 government bodies in the country. By now, about 92 percent of government institutions have submitted their financial statements to the Attorney General.”

“This is a great progress and the best development in the recorded history,” AG Wickremeratne said.

The AG was speaking at a press briefing held at Parliament premises yesterday morning. The press briefing was held by Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) Chairman MP Lasantha Alagiyawanna on the third report of the COPA for the financial year 2017, which includes financial and performance evaluation of 838 state institutions, provincial councils and local authorities.

AG Wickremeratne pointed out that COPA’s investigations have positively influenced the efficiency of government bodies’ financial performances.

He also said the Treasury has designed a special set of documents similar to a financial statement which should be duly filled by all government bodies and sent to the Auditor General’s Department via the Treasury. The AG then gives his opinion on these financial statements, Wickremeratne said.

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