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Sri Lanka President outlines 28 ministries, 40 state ministries

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has published 28 ministries and 40 state ministries identifying their specific functions.

The Finance Ministry will have two state ministers. One would be in charge of finance, capital markets and state enterprises reform. The other will be in charge of Samurdhi, micro-finance, self employment and enterprise development.

The defence ministry will have one state minister in charge of internal defence and disaster management.

The defence ministry will have police, military, intelligence, Coast Conservation Dept, National Dangerous Drugs Control Board, the Department of Archeology totalling 23 agencies.

The ministers are expected to be sworn in on Wednesday.

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