Police, Govt Printer under Defence Ministry

The Police Department and the Government Printing Department has been brought under the Ministry of Defence. This is according to an Extraordinary Gazette notice issued by President Maithripala Sirisena.

The gazette was issued with regard to the allocation of functions and duties and departments, state corporations for the new ministries.

The Police Department was previously under the Ministry of Law and Order. President Maithripala Sirisena holds the post as the Minister of Defence and is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. 

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