Department of Public Finance

Director General | Ms.J.C. Weligamage

Director General Public Finance

Ms. Jayani Chandima Weligamage

Ms. Weligamage is a financial management professional having over 37 years of rich professional experience in Public Sector.

Ms. Weligamage joined the Public Service in 1983 as a Book Keeper at Credit Council’s Department. Then she served three and half years as an Audit Examiner at Auditor General’s Department and successfully accomplished audits of Mahawali Authority, Paddy Marketing Board and Colombo Municipal Council as a co-member of the audit teams. She joined the Sri Lanka Accountant’s Service in 1990. After performance of duties of seven years at the Surveyor General’s Department and Textile Industries Department as an Accountant, she joined the General Treasury in 1997 and completed 23 years at the Departments of State Accounts, Treasury Operations and Public Finance holding the posts of Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Director and Additional Director General until assuming duties as the Director General of Public Finance.

She has represented the General Treasury on the Boards of several key State-owned Enterprises including Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Land Reclamation and Development Corporation, Geological Survey & Mines Bureau Technical Services (Pvt.) Ltd., Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation, Lanka Phosphate Limited, Lanka Mineral Sands Limited, Cey-Nor Foundation Limited, National Film Cooperation, National Engineering Research and Development Center, Archer C. Clarke Center for of Modern Technology, Skill Development Fund, Tea Shakthi Fund over past 23 years.

She was also a core team member appointed to revise the Financial Regulations (FR) of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, implement the Treasury Single Accounting (TSA) System and Computerized Integrated Government Accounting System (CIGAS) - Accounting Software Package at National level in Sri Lanka during the period of year 1996 to 2015.

Having obtained the Bachelor of Commerce (Special) Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, she has obtained the fellowship of Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka, The Association of Public Finance Accountants of Sri Lanka {Public Sector wing of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka)} and The Institute of Public Finance and Development Accountancy Sri Lanka.

Further, she has undergone foreign trainings in UK, Australia, Singapore, China, Philippines, India, Japan, Malaysia and Korea in the fields of Management, Development Economics, Leadership and Information Technology. Also, she has performed as a trainer for more than two thousand accounting personals at SLIDA (Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration) and InGAF (Institute of Government Accounts and Finance) for the implementation of CIGAS during the period of year 1996 to 2005.