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In the assignment of subjects to the Ministers in keeping with the recent Cabinet reshuffle, President Maitripala Sirisena had decided not to Gazette any institution under their purview if it was out of their scope, sources said yesterday.

“The President has taken such a decision amidst reports that some Ministers are seeking the control of institutions, which are not directly relevant to their scopes,” the source said.

The President has to announce the institutions to be placed under each Ministry in a Gazette notification. According to the source, it would be issued possibly later this week or next week.

“It will happen in consultation with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is currently overseas. He will return to the country on Thursday,” the source said.

“The Ministers and State Ministers will be able to decide on the nature of their responsibilities only after this Gazette notification is signed by the President,” the source said. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 5

  • Sunil Monday, 05 June 2017 08:42 AM

    They made a mess of the institutions that were rightfully theirs and now they want some more.

    Snowy Monday, 05 June 2017 09:04 AM

    The ministers need to limited to 15. The buck stops there.

    ceylon Monday, 05 June 2017 09:50 AM

    after 2 and half years as presidentjust now is started to learn his job. via DM Android App

    B S perera Monday, 05 June 2017 12:12 PM

    Kathawa dolawen - gamana payin

    RDF Monday, 05 June 2017 01:55 PM

    So far the Prez has not shown the ability to instill discipline to anyone....

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