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Four state ministers assigned state institutions and responsibilities

Extraordinary gazette notification have been issued assigning state institutions and responsibilities to four state ministers.

The gazette notifications have been issued by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs Dullas Alahapperuma.


After appointing Cabinet Ministers, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said that Cabinet Ministers should take steps to entrust State Ministers with institutions and responsibilities through gazette notifications.

State Ministers John Seneviratne, Shehan Semasinghe, Duminda Dissanayake and Ranjith Siyambalapitiya are each entrusted with several state institutions.

Department of National Policy, Department of Public Enterprises, Department of Trade and Investment, Department of Census and Statistics, Department of Valuation, Department of Registration of Companies, Department of Commerce and Sustainable Development Council which are under the Prime Minister's Ministry of Finance, Economy and Policy Development has been entrusted with the State Minister John Seneviratne.

Shehan Semasinghe, State Minister for Development Bank and Loan Schemes has been assigned the Department of Development Finance, Credit Information Bureau, Export Insurance Board Rural Development Bank and Housing Development Finance Corporation.

State Minister Duminda Dissanayake has been entrusted with the National Youth Services Council, National Youth Service Standard Authority, National Youth Services Cooperative Leadership Development Institute and Smart Sri Lanka institute which are under the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs.

Meanwhile, State Minister of Education Services Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has been tasked with the Department of Educational Publications, Sri Lanka Publication Development Bureau, National Library and Documentation Services Board, Pirivena Board of Education and the State Printing Corporation.