New Cabinet swearing-in on Wednesday; 28 ministries and 40 state ministries

New Cabinet swearing-in on Wednesday; 28 ministries and 40 state ministries

August 10, 2020   04:48 pm

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The new Cabinet of Ministers and the new State Ministers will be sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday (August 12).

The swearing in ceremony will take place at the historic Magul Maduwa (Audience Hall) of the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy, the President’s Media Division said.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa through an Extraordinary Gazette notification announced the Ministerial structure consisting 28 Ministries and 40 State Ministries. This includes Ministries that come under the purview of the President and the Prime Minister.

The Gazette notification giving details of Ministerial structure, relevant institutions and rules and regulations was issued this evening (10).

“National priorities, policy responsibilities and functions have been taken into consideration in formulating Ministries. State Ministries have been structured to facilitate the achievement of special priorities and the implementation of relevant programmes according to the broad scope of each Ministry.”

“Special attention was paid to the areas of national security, economic development, infrastructure facilities, education, health and sports in the process of formulation of the ministerial structure.”

The formulated structure covers a number of aspects of rural and agricultural development as well as the field of education, the statement said.

The scopes, priorities, affiliated institutions and legal frameworks of each Ministry have been explained under several subheadings.

The Subject Ministers and State Ministers are scheduled to be sworn in at the Magul Maduwa (Audience Hall) of the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic premises in Kandy on the morning of Wednesday (August 12) before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. 

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