Port City, SLT, and Lotus Tower brought under new Ministry

The Colombo Port City, Sri Lanka Telecom, and the Colombo Lotus Tower are among a number of institutions brought under a new Ministry.

A new portfolio for a Minister of Technology and Investment Promotion has been created.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notice amending an earlier gazette to include the new Ministry.

The departments and institutions which will fall under the Minister of Technology and Investment Promotion will include the Department of Registration of Persons, Department of Immigration and Emigration, Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka and allied institutions, Information and Communication Technology Agency and allied institutions, Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team, Sri Lanka Telecom and its
subsidiaries and allied institutions and the Colombo Lotus Tower.

The Colombo Port City Economic Commission, Techno Park Development Company (Pvt.) Limited, Information Technology Parks (Jaffna & Mannar), Industrial Technology Institute, Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (Pvt.) Ltd., Sri Lanka Standards Institute, Sri Lanka Institute of Biotechnology (Pvt.) Ltd., and the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka have also been brought under the new Ministry.

Some of these institutions were earlier under the Ministry of Defence which fell under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Minister of Defence. (Colombo Gazette)