Ministry of Finance and Planning, Colombo,
Sri Lanka. )
of public funds in the execution of public expenditure programmes, enhancing
financial managerial functions and providing accounting services
The maintenance of
· a centralised accounting and reporting system of the revenue and expenditure transactions of all government institutions and
· a cash management system
· a system of debt management of the Government together with The Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Department of External Services
order to execute the National Budget.
Director General of State Accounts – Mr. N Warusawitharana
(Computerised Integrated Government Accounting System)
is the standard Accounting Software used to maintain Government Accounts in
Sri Lanka. It is an integrated General Ledger, Cash Book, Bank Reconciliation,
Branch Amalgamation, Cheque – Voucher – Receipt generation, Budget Control
package. With one time entry of receipts, payments it instantaneously updates
all books of accounts automatically, and outputs all accounting information
required. CIGAS was first introduced in 1995 and presently used by over 2000
accounting units all over Sri Lanka, both in Central Government and Provincial
Councils. CIGAS has
the average time Monthly Accounting to Treasury
from 60 to
the accuracy by bringing the errors from
11% in 1993 to 0.01%.
the accounting with more management information.
team led by P
M Pius Fernando
) a Director of the Department of State Accounts, General Treasury, developed
and implemented CIGAS and now provide maintenance and user support.