Auditor General of Sri Lanka

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Auditor General of Sri Lanka
Incumbent
S. Swarnajothi

since 3 January 2007
Auditor-General's Department
Appointer President of Sri Lanka
Inaugural holder Cecil Smith
as Accountant and Auditor General
Formation 24 January 1799 (1799-01-24)
Website Auditor General

The role of the Auditor General of Sri Lanka is to aid accountability by conducting independent audits of government operations. The Auditor General is appointed by the President. These audits provide members of Parliament with objective information to help them examine the government's activities and hold it to account. According to the constitution the Auditor-General shall audit the accounts of all departments of Government, the Offices of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Judicial Service Commission, the Public Service Commission, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, the Secretary-General of Parliament and the Commissioner of Elections, local authorities, public corporations and business or other undertakings vested in the Government under any written law. The Auditor General of Sri Lanka is the head of Auditor-General's Department of Sri Lanka.[1][2]

List of Auditors General[edit]

Name Term Head of state
Accountant and Auditor General
1 Cecil Smith 24 January 1799 - September 1799 Frederick North
Civil Auditor and Accountant General
2 Thomas Frazer September 1799 - 29 September 1802 Frederick North
Accountant General and Civil Auditor
3 Robert Boyd 29 September 1802 - 1 October 1806 Frederick North
Civil Auditor General
4 Samuel Tolfrey 1 October 1806 - 14 June 1809 Thomas Maitland
5 R. Plaske 14 June 1809 - 30 January 1811
6 A. Bertolacci 30 January 1811 - 1 September 1814
7 John D'Oyly 1 September 1814 - 1815 Robert Brownrigg
8 E. Tolfrey 1815 - 1 December 1817
9 J. W. Carrington 1 December 1817 - 1823
10 Henry Augustus Marshall 1823 - 1 February 1841 James Campbell
Auditor General, Accountant General and Controller of Revenue
11 H. Wright 1 February 1841 - 28 May 1847 James Alexander Stewart-Mackenzie
12 Charles Justin MacCarthy 28 May 1847 - 1 October 1851 James Emerson Tennent
13 W. C. Gibson 1 October 1851 - 24 June 1861 George William Anderson
14 R. T. Pennefeather 24 June 1861 - 3 January 1866 Charles Justin MacCarthy
15 R. J. Callander 3 January 1866 - 10 March 1870 Hercules Robinson
16 John Douglas 10 March 1870 - 16 June 1876
17 C. A. D. Barclay 16 June 1876 - 23 May 1877 William Henry Gregory
18 W. H. Ravenscroft 23 May 1877 - 18 October 1890
19 G. T. M. O'Brien 18 October 1890 - 31 July 1891 Arthur Havelock
20 J. A. Swettenham 31 July 1891 - 10 June 1895
21 J. A. Taylor 10 June 1895 - 1 March 1902
22 F. R. Ellis 1 March 1902 - 1 March 1907 West Ridgeway
Colonial Auditor
23 Bernard Senior 1 March 1907 - 8 April 1909 Henry Edward McCallum
24 D. S. MacGregor 8 April 1909 - 27 May 1914
25 W. W. Woods 27 May 1914 - 1 March 1922 Robert Chalmers
26 F. G. Morley 1 March 1922 - 25 June 1931 William Manning
27 Oliver Ernest Goonetilleke 25 June 1931 - 16 February 1946 Graeme Thomson
Auditor General
28 E. Allen Smith 16 February 1946 - 2 March 1953 Henry Monck-Mason Moore
29 L. A. Weerasinghe 2 March 1953 - 14 September 1963 Dudley Senanayake
30 D. S. De Silva 14 September 1963 - 21 February 1964 Sirimavo Bandaranaike
31 B. L. W. Fernando 21 February 1964 - 15 August 1969
32 D. R. Settinayake 15 August 1969 - 11 October 1971 Dudley Senanayake
33 P. M. W. Wijayasuriya 11 October 1971 - 2 May 1983 Sirimavo Bandaranaike
34 W. Gamini Epa 2 May 1983 - 26 January 1993 J. R. Jayewardene
35 S. M. Sabry 26 January 1993 - 13 August 2000 Ranasinghe Premadasa
36 Sarath Chandrasiri Mayadunne 13 August 2000 - 23 October 2006 Chandrika Kumaratunga
37 P. A. Pematilaka 23 October 2006 - 3 January 2007 Mahinda Rajapaksa
38 S. Swarnajothi 3 January 2007 -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Auditor General’s Role and Responsibilities". auditorgeneral.gov.lk. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Former Auditor Generals". auditorgeneral.gov.lk. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 

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