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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 14:11

Cabinet approves amend Audit Bill

Published in Cabinet Decisions

The Cabinet has given its approval for the amended Audit Bill, the Cabinet spokesman Minister of Lands and Parliamentary reform revealed this morning.

Addressing the weekly cabinet press briefing the minister said the Audit Bill was presented to the Cabinet again, incorporating the amendments proposed by the Ministerial Sub-committee headed by Dr. Sarath Amunugama while the Cabinet endorsed the amended Bill.

The long overdue National Audit Bill, which has been procrastinated for 13 long years, was a key pre-election pledge of Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena that was also included in the 100-day work program of the Government.

Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe pointed out that the Audit Service Commission which was appointed following the passage of 19th Amendment, to the Constitution, has been inactive for over two and half years now due to absence of legal provisions.