The Committee on Public Accounts of the Parliament (COPA), under the direction of its Chairman State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna has rewarded 81 institutions that have achieved a high level of performance in the Financial Year 2015.
The COPA has implemented a web-based computer program to evaluate all the 831 state institutions island-wide that come under the purview of the Committee.
The date relating to the Financial Year 2015 obtained from all the institutions including the Ministries and Departments of the Government, Provincial Councils, District Secretariats and Local Government Authorities have been evaluated through this system and 81 institutions that have achieved a high level of performance have been identified.
Accordingly, an award ceremony was held yesterday, on the 13th of November 2017, at 12.00 noon in the Committee Room No.01 of the Parliament to recognize the institutions that showed a high level of performance for the financial year 2015.
President Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest while the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya were Guests of Honor. Ministers, Members of Parliament, Officials of state institutions and Parliament and other invitees were also present.
In recognition of the outstanding services rendered by the Department of Information Systems & Management of Parliament for the implementation of this system, a special achievement award was presented to its Director by the President.