The Committee on Public Accounts of the Parliament (COPA), under the direction of its Chairman Hon. Lasantha Alagiyawanna, implemented a web-based computer programme to evaluate all the 831 state institutions island-wide that come under the purview of the Committee. Having evaluated the data 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 through this system, COPA made arrangements to present awards to 81 institutions that have achieved a high level of performance.
Accordingly, an award ceremony was held today, the 13th of November 2017, at 12.00 noon in the Committee Room No. 01 of the Parliament to recognise the institutions that showed a high level of performance for the financial year 2015. His Excellency the President was the Chief Guest while the Hon. Prime Minister and the Hon. Speaker were Guests of Honour. 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 His Excellency the President.