An Extraordinary Gazette has been published on the structure of the new Ministries consisting of 28 Cabinet Ministries, 40 State Ministries, and their relevant functions.
The President’s Media Unit (PMD) said that National priorities, policy responsibilities and functions have been taken into consideration in formulating the Ministries. State Ministries have been structured to facilitate the achievement of special priorities and the implementation of relevant programmes 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.
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. (Colombo Gazette)