Gazette assigning duties and functions of Ministers issued

The Presidential Secretariat issued a Gazette Extraordinary notification on Saturday assigning duties and functions of the ministers after the recent Cabinet reshuffle.

The notification includes new departments, constitutional institutes and boards that will come under the purview of the Ministries and laws to be implemented under the respective ministries.

According to the amendments made on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena, the institutions related to sugar production have been brought under Public Enterprise and Kandy City Development Ministry under Minister Lakshman Kiriella.

The Hingurana Sugar Industry Ltd, Ceylon Sugar (Pvt) Ltd, Kantale Sugar Company and Sugarcane Research Institute have been brought under purview of Public Enterprise and Kandy City Development Ministry which earlier were under the purview of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce under Minister Rishad Bathuideen.

President’s Secretary Austin Fernando said that the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka, Credit Information Bureau and Management Audit Department which had been under the National Policies and Economic Affairs Ministry under Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been brought under purview of the Finance Ministry under Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

Some of the institutions pertaining to cultural affairs which had been under the purview of the Education Ministry under Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Internal Affairs Ministry under Minister S.B. Navinna have been brought under the purview of the Cultural Affairs Ministry under Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.Hence, the Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of National Museum Department of Archaeology, Tower Hall Theatre Foundation, Public Performance Board etc. have been brought under the purview of Cultural Affairs Miniustry.

According to the Gazette Notification, the Employees Trust Fund (ETF) which had been under the Law and Order and Dakshina Lanka Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka had been brought under the purview of the Labour and Trade Union Relation Ministry under Minister Ravindra Samaraweera. The Sri Lanka Rakiya Piyasa Ltd has been under purview of the Labour and Trade Union Relation Ministry as well. 

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