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Sri Lanka President to swear in 28-minister cabinet Wednesday

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa through an Extraordinary Gazette notification announced the Ministerial structure consisting of 28 Ministries and 40 State Ministries including the Ministries that come under the purview of the President and the Prime Minister, President’s Media Division announced yesterday.

The Subject Ministers and State Ministers are scheduled to be sworn-in at the Magul Maduwa (Audience Hall) of the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic premises in Kandy on the morning of Wednesday (August 12) before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The Gazette notification giving details of Ministerial structure, relevant institutions and rules and regulations has been issued yesterday evening (10).

National priorities, policy responsibilities and functions have been taken into consideration in formulating Ministries. State Ministries have been structured to facilitate the achievement of special priorities and the implementation of relevant programs according to the broad scope of each Ministry.

Special attention was paid to the areas of national security, economic development, infrastructure facilities, education, health and sports in the process of formulation of the ministerial structure.

The formulated structure covers a number of aspects of rural and agricultural development as well as the field of education.

The scopes, priorities, affiliated institutions and legal frameworks of each Ministry have been explained under several subheadings.

Courtesy: Colombo Page

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