Government institutions and subjects belonging to 48 ministries were gazetted today.
The Cabinet was sworn in on 4th and 9th of this month.
Although there are 48 cabinet ministers, information of 50 ministries are included in the gazette released today.
A new ministry has been introduced as National Integrity and Reforms.
At the same time, Justice Ministry is joined with Buddhasasana Ministry.
However Justice and Buddhasasana functions under one minister.
Security, Mahaweli Development and Environment still remain under the president’s purview but 22 institutions, which functioned under the Prime Minister earlier, have been moved to other ministries.
At the same time, two new institutions - National Salary Commission and National Center for Leadership Development – have been taken under the Prime Minister. The Central Bank functions under the Prime Minster as usual.
The 35 institutions which functioned under the Finance Ministry earlier have been reduced to 26. Some of the removed institutions are: State Banks, National Salary Commission, Import and Export Department and Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation.
Meanwhile Sri Lanka Thriposha Company Limited has been added to the Health Ministry.
20 institutions have been added to the Education Ministry this time. Earlier 12 institutions only came under the purview of the Education Ministry. However National Education Commission has been removed from the Education Ministry. Among the newly added institutions are: Archaeological Department, Central Cultural Fund, National Art Council and Department of National Archives.