According to the latest report issued by the National Audit Office, more than Rs. 55,000,000 have been spent on rented quarters for two foreign missions even though there are buildings belonging to the government.
The report also states that as buildings belonging to the Sri Lankan government in Australia, Sweden and Kenya were not maintained properly, the missions have been given rented quarters in the year 2022.
Meanwhile, the National Audit Office states that two vehicle accidents and a loss of more than Rs. 600,000 rupees theft that occurred in Pitoria Foreign Mission, theft of money in three foreign missions in the years 2014 and 2015 have not been dealt with properly.
Also, the same office mentions that no action was taken regarding a theft of more than one million rupees that happened at the London Foreign Mission.
In the meantime, the audit report further states that a group of officials were paid more than Rs. 12,000,000) as their salaries, contrary to the Code of Procedure,
without being formally assigned to the Lakshman Kadiragamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies in the year 2022,
This information is mentioned in the audit report included in the 2022 performance report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.