The subjects and functions of four state ministries - Power and Energy, Media, Transport and Highways and Health - have been gazetted.

The Private Health Services Regulatory Council, 1990 Suwa Seriya Foundation and the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol will be under the purview of the State Ministry of Health.

In addition, the State Ministry of Indigenous Medicine will control the subjects and functions of the Department of Ayurveda, Sri Lanka Ayurvedic Drugs Corporation and the Ayurvedic Medical Council.

Sri Lanka Posts, the Department of Government Printing and the Sri Lanka Institute of Printing will be under the purview of the State Ministry of Media.

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation/Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Limited, Trinco Petroleum Terminal (Pvt.) Ltd. and Petroleum Development Authority of Sri Lanka will be under the purview of the State Ministry of Power and Energy.

The Department of Motor Traffic, National Council for Road Safety and National Transport Medical Institute will be under the purview of the State Ministry of Transport and Highways

Under this, institutions controlled by the Road Development Authority and 'Sahasya Investments Limited' will be included.

Previously, Industries Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana transferred the control of 23 institutions under him to his state ministers.

 

 

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