Two new ministries gazetted

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification naming two new ministries.

According to the gazette notification, the two new Ministries have been named as the Ministry of Technology and Investment Promotion and the Ministry of Women, Child Affairs and Social Empowerment.

The Ministry of Technology and Investment Promotion includes the Department of Registration of Persons, Department of Immigration and Emigration, Sri Lanka Telecom and its subsidiaries as well as 15 institutions including the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Standards Institute.

The role of the new Ministry will also be to promote foreign direct investment and private sector investment while promoting economic potential in Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, it is reported that the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs and Social Empowerment includes 15 institutions including the National Child Protection Authority and the Samurdhi Development Department.

Following is the relevant gazette notification:

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