Internal Audit Division

Internal Audit Division

B.K.M.J. Rodrigo
Chief Internal Auditor

TP : +94-11-2435847
Ext : 366
Mobile : 071 – 4557999 / 0777958248
Internal Audit division : 220
Fax : +94-11–2435847
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  • Examine the composition and implementation of Internal Investigation in control system in place within the Ministry and Institutions for preventing frauds and abuses.
  • Identifies and assesses potential risk to the Ministry’s operations.
  • To examine whether information required for deciding the reliability of accounts and other reports and for preparing accurate statements have been provided with reference to accounting procedure adopted.
  • Assessment of quality of the performance of the staff in relation to the responsibilities entrusted to them.
  • Assesses the means of safeguarding assets.
  • Examine whether the Establishment code, Financial Regulations and other supplementary issued from time to time by the Treasury and the Ministry in charge of the subject of Public Administration are strictly adhered to.
  • Examine accounting procedures of the Ministry and other institutions under its purview and undertakings leading to unnecessary expenditure while ensuring economic usage of all properties and assets of each institution.
  • Conduct investigations wherever necessary in the Ministry and Institutions and Conducting on the spot investigations on controversial issues leading to delay of work.
  • Examine the strength of the internal controlling systems adopted to reveal and prevent waste and unnecessary expenditure
  • Progress Evaluation of projects and programmes and work schedule in relation the achievement of their targets.

   Internal Audit Division

The Internal Audit Division is an independent division  setup under the Secretary to the Ministry, apart from finance and accounts which is outside the purview of the Ministry. This division operate under the supervision and direction of the Chief Internal Auditor.

Powers assigned to the Internal Audit Division in terms of  appointments made under the section  40 of the National Audit Act and  Financial Regulations 133 and 134 as well as provisions of the circular No.01/2019 dated 12.01.2019 of Management  Audit Department to ensure the performance  of the Chief Accounting Officer as referred to under 38(b) and (f) of the National Audit Act.

Scope of the Internal Audit Division

The Scope of the Internal Audit  work includes the review of the risk management procedures, internal control systems, information systems and governance processes. This work also involves periodic testing of transactions, special investigations, and measures to help prevent and detect fraud  of the Ministry and Institutions under the Ministry of Industries. 

The main objectives of the  Internal Audit Division

  • Study internal control systems of the Ministry as well as those of institutions and carry out continuous survey and independent evaluation on the suitability  and sufficiency of internal investigations undertaken for revealing and preventing short comes of those systems.
  • Assist to the Chief Accounting Officer and the Progress Review Committee to assess the progress of planning and implementation of  development projects and proposals being  implemented by  the  Ministry and Institutions coming under its purview.
  • Functioning as co- coordinator between those engaged in these undertakings, Secretary to the Ministry and Progress Revive Meeting.