Dec 29, 2018

Police under president ; State media under Mangala

The Gazette setting out the subjects and functions of the new ministries is currently in the print, reports say.

Government Printer Gangani Liyanage has said that the subjects have been directed by the Presidential Secretariat to be printed.

Once it is printed, a copy would be sent to the presidential secretariat for approval, she said. Once approved, the gazette would be published, she added.

According to reports, the gazette notification notes that the police department will fall under the Defence ministry headed by president Maithripala Sirisena.

Reports further note that state media institutions of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and Lake House have been added to the ministry of Finance and Media under minister Mangala Samaraweera.