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Colombo, Nov.30 (Daily Mirror) - In a strategic cost-cutting initiative, the newly appointed Sports Minister Harin Fernando has directed the relocation of the State Ministry of Sports from the World Trade Center to the Sports Ministry building at Race Course.

It was reported earlier that the government had to spend Rs. 4.2 million to maintain the State Minister's office in the World Trade Center.

Minister Fernando underscored the practicality of leveraging existing infrastructure, stating that the State Minister can effectively carry out duties from the Sports Ministry office.

As he is also the Tourism Minister, he has communicated to the Ministry Secretary that his office will be at the Tourism Ministry so that the State Minister of Sports can occupy the Sports Ministry premises.

Furthermore, Minister Fernando has instructed the Ministry Secretary to credit the approximately Rs. 50 million annually saved through this relocation to the Sports Development Fund.


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  • Gemunu Thursday, 30 November 2023 06:37 AM

    Well done

    Sambo Thursday, 30 November 2023 07:11 AM

    This is how they start. A picture of cost cutting to show the world. Corruption in the cricket board alone is running into billions. Will you join them or beat them.

    Gamaya Thursday, 30 November 2023 07:27 AM

    So its the State Ministry of Sports and not the Sports Ministry where he is the Minister. Showing the people that he is committed to cutting costs, whereas its not his Ministry, what a joke. The State Minister of Sports should have done it. And the costs incurred to have an office at the WTC that is why the government spending is more to keep a pointless Ministry.

    Avanka Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:10 AM

    He is a person with no backbone, once criticize RW and now is with him. Criticize Rajapakshas joined the Govt. Talking about easter sunday attack now so silent. I respected him a lot but now we know his true colors. He is a selfish , time serving and person without principles

    Mr X Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:38 AM

    Great move why not other Ministries too follow and save that would boost the Treasury coffers.

    Bandu Thursday, 30 November 2023 10:43 AM

    So if we change Ministers from one Ministry to another, they will all come up with these short term ideas to score brownie points but do the jugglery later.

    Third man Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:40 AM

    We have given up cricket and hold no hope since your parachuting to Sports Minister. Our cricket has no hope with people like you. We know very well what you uttered during Aragalaya! Our cricket, country as a whole will remain corrupt, hopeless with people like you, opportunistic to the core, self before country!

    joshua Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:46 AM

    Boru show by the new broom

    Prof. G.A. Gunasinghe Thursday, 30 November 2023 09:03 AM

    Now itself Harin had made his money for his generation, this is the truth. How could we expect honesty from such 3rd class politicians.

    Ross Thursday, 30 November 2023 09:43 AM

    Same bat different ball...we have to wait

    බැංකු හොරා Thursday, 30 November 2023 11:52 AM

    padashow by Arin.

    Jobba Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:41 PM

    And the 69 mil will vote again! This is SL! Fools paradise

    DP Thursday, 30 November 2023 11:02 PM

    Giving a cracker before he swallows the whole cake

    Moh Sleiman Tuesday, 05 December 2023 05:55 AM

    HARIN FERNANDO please dont Bull Shit People know who you are so keep that Crap to yourself.


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