According to a Gazette notice the Development Lotteries and National Lotteries Boards has once again been reverted to the Finance Ministry.
The Development and National Lotteries Boards was assigned to the Foreign Minister with the appointment of Ravi Karunanayake as Foreign Affiars Minister on May 22, 2017.
Meanwhile Development Lotteries Board Chairman Romesh Jayawardhana said he read about it ing the media but he was awaiting an official intimation.
Several political parties, non-governmental organisations including Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) earlier raised concerns about the two lotteries board being assigned to the Foreign Affairs Ministry as a violation of the law. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)