Paperless Environment

A paperless office (or paper-free office) is a work environment in which the use of paper is eliminated or greatly reduced.... This is done by converting documents and other papers into digital form, a process known as digitization.


The process of securing confidential data stored online from unauthorized access and modification.... Security threats can compromise the data stored by an organization is hackers with malicious intentions try to gain access to sensitive information.


The assurance that digital information is uncorrupted and can only be accessed or modified by those authorized to do so.... To maintain integrity, data must not be changed in transit and steps must be taken to ensure that data cannot be altered by an unauthorized person or program.


What is National Single Window...?

This portal is set up to facilitate the trading community in Sri Lanka providing access to a number of online systems developed for Regulatory Agencies involved in Import & Exports. Providing the Facility to lodge online applications for permits and also to view the progress of their applications within the Agencies has been the purpose of setting up this system. Three systems have been developed and brought online for testing as of now. They are, The System for National Plant Quarntine Service The System for Department of Animal Production & Health The System for Sri Lanka Stanadards Institute The Department of Information Technology Management of the Ministry of Finance intends to bring all the regulatory agencies online by the end of the year. This site is linked to the International Trade Portal of Sri Lanka which provides requisite information for the traders who wish to import goods into Sri Lanka and export goods from Sri Lanka. This website provides links to access required information with few mouse clicks. Information related to the commodities subject to regulatory controls in import and export is along with the information about all the Ministries involved in regulating the import/export process are explained in detail. The laws and regulations related to regulatory requirements are also provided in the site. This website is intended to provide a central contact point for all the stakeholders and the Government Agencies involved in Import & Export Trade.

Honourable Fianace Minister

Minister's Speach

Mahinda Rajapaksa

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Prime Minister,Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa assumes duties as the Minister of Finance, Economic and Policy Development. Sri Lanka, which was a workplace five years ago, has passed off its credibility in the recent past and all must dedicatedly work hard to bring it back to the real position as previous. Prime Minister, Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa states that the President and the political authority will bring about the maximum support and professional protection for all Public officials. ... The Prime Minister said that he addresses the officials in the ministry after assuming duties as the Minister of Finance, Economic and Policy Development today (25). While Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived for assuming duties, Secretary to Ministry of Finance, Economic and Policy Development Mr. Attygalle was welcomed.The Secretary to the President Dr. P.B Jayasundera and the Secretary to the Prime Minister Mr. Gamini Senarath were also present for this event. Ministers Hon.Bandula Gunawardena, Hon. S.M. Chandrasena and Hon. Johnston Fernando were also participated in this event. After all religious observances, the Prime Minister assumed his duties at the auspicious time of 10.10 a.m.with the chanting of Pirith. The Prime Minister Rajapaksa pointed out that in despite of the international economic crisis; his government was able to achieve economic growth rate of 6.8%. It was recalled with the achievements of the Sri Lankan economy during the period from 2005 to 2014. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was estimated at USD 24 Billion during that period, it was increased up to USD 79 Billion in 2014; Prime Minister Rajapaksa said that the foreign reserves of the country had been increased to USD 7.2 billion from US $ 2 billion. The Prime Minister stated that the rupee was stable at 130 rupees against the US dollar and the cost of living and taxation were at a affordable level during that period. It was also recalled that the gravity of debt was reduced from 91% in 2005 to 71% by 2014 in comparison to the GDP. The Prime Minister stressed that interest rates were preceded at a fixed rate (single digit) during that period and the country was a workplace for the nation by having raised domestic and foreign investment. But after 2015 all of these things started to change, running down the financial system. The confidence in the economy has been collapsed. Economic growth also decreased. Interest rate was in doubled. Investments declined. The Prime Minister pointed out that the tourism industry, which had been enjoyed in some favorable levels, too collapsed with the Easter bombing. He expressed that due to the devaluation of the rupee, the debt burden of the country had been increased by Rupees 1760 in last four years. The tax process is complicated. The cost of living has been raised. Inflation has been doubled. Many have to be in the credit information bureau's blacklist. In the meantime, state officials had to go to the Financial Crimes investigation Division by dint of this; officials are reluctant to make decisions. The Central Bank says that the frauds of the central bank have been taken place and the economy is now trapped. While all these things are going on, the people of the country have made the right decision. The decision should bring the community, businessmen and investors of the country back to the captivating position. A belief in the economy must be made among the all parties. We have never disregarded our promises. President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa expects the commitment of all, for creating the country as a work place once again. In the recent past, public officials have been produced before the Financial Crimes investigation Division and the Bribery Commission. Therefore, it seems to be the position that the officers do not take the responsibly. The Prime Minister emphasized that the Government will take steps to make new laws to emancipate the officers from their limitations when the decisions taken in bona fide manner with good faith on the policies of the Government.