Prez scraps state ministry held by Susil
Posted on January 10th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has brought about changes in ministerial subjects in an extraordinary gazette notification.

In this exercise , the subjects and the institutions held by sacked State Minister Susil Premajayantha  has been brought under the purview of Education Minister Dinesh Gunawardane. They are the National Education Commission and the National Institute of Education .

The president also scrapped the State Ministry of Prison Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation . The institutions and functions of that ministry have been assigned to the Justice Ministry . Mr. Lohan Ratwatte was the State Minister earlier .However, he resigned from it following allegation that he forced to kneel down some prisoners held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

The Central Cultural Fund that remained under the purview of the Ministry of Economic Policies and Plan Implementation has been brought under Buddha Sasana Ministry. (Kelum Bandara) 

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