(Lanka-e-News - 30.March.2018, 11.30PM) The gazette notification pertaining to the allocation of the duties and responsibilities of ministers following cabinet reshuffle of the UNP only , which took place way back on the 5 th of February , was released after one month and three days , that is on the 8 th of March by the president .
Via the notification the subjects under the purview of the ministers have been changed which are even unrelated to the cabinet reshuffle .
One such main change is the Sri Lanka (SL) Central bank and SL securities and Exchange Commission which were transferred to the ministry of national policy and economic affairs under the Prime minister being brought under the purview of the ministry of mass media and finance .Earlier on these Institutions were under the Finance ministry .
In lieu of that , the Food Commissioner’s department and the SL Insurance Corporation and related companies have been brought under the minister of national policy of the P.M. However when making the change as regards the Insurance Corporation and companies , the Litro Gas company under that has not been transferred to the P.M.’s national policy ministry , instead it has been kept back with the ministry of state entrepreneurship where it was. The new minister of state entrepreneurship and up country development is Lakshman Kiriella.
The youth affairs which was under the P.M. has been transferred to ministry of Sagala Ratnayake. Owing to this , the national youth service council, national youth corps, the national council for Human resource development , which were under the P.M. have been brought under the ministry of Southern development and youth affairs of Sagala Ratnayake.
Accordingly , 12 Institutions which were under the P.M. have been brought under the ministries of Mangala Samaraweera and Sagala Ratnayake. The two new Institutions referred to already in the earlier paragraphs have been brought under the P.M.
Meanwhile the Kantalai sugar company had been brought under the ministry of traditional Industries of Daya Gamage who is always idling away his time by crawling behind Maithripala Sirisena, in spite of the fact that ministry was not affected by the reshuffle.
It is specially worthy of note no change of Institutions under the ministers of the SLFP faction of the government has been effected .
The new gazette notification can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
The old gazette notification can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
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