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Police to come under different minister next week

The law and order ministry, which is presently under prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, will be given to another minister next week, said leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella.

He said the transfer of the ministry was delayed
as the PM was busy attending to the incident in Ampara.

The ministry belongs to the UNP, said Kiriella.

At the recent cabinet reshuffle, the president put off appointing Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka as the law and order minister due to objections by SLFP ministers.