Posted on 12.12.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Top News with 0 Comments
Gotabhaya Rajapaksha administration, having appeared as an interim government, has shared almost all the important institutions among the three Rajapaksha Brothers.
There are 168 important institutions, 88 the highest number taken by prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksha, 39 the second highest by Chamal Rajapaksha and president Gotabhaya Rajapaksha has retain 31 for himself as the Minister of Defense.
The 168 institutions snatched by the three Rajapakshas is compared with other 292 institutions distributed among other 12 members of the cabinet of ministers.
According to the extraordinary gazette notification, 31 institutions taken under the purview of the Defense Ministry under President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa includes the armed forces, Coast Guard, Civil Defense, Police, State Intelligence Service, National Dangerous Drugs Control Board, Department of Immigration and Emigration, Department of Registration of Persons, National Media Centre, Secretariat for Non-Governmental Organizations, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka, Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka, Disaster Management Center, Department of Meteorology and National Building Research Organization.
Ministry of Finance, Economic and Policy Development under the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has 48 institutions according to the gazette notice. Most of the strategically important institutions of Lankan economy such as Treasury, Department of External Resources, Department of Inland Revenue, Sri Lanka Customs, Excise Department, Central Bank of Sri Lanka and all state banks, Department of Census and Statistics Department of Commerce, and Sri Lanka Insurance Board are some of the institutions those taken under the control of Prime Minister. Mahinda Rajapaksha has other 40 institutions under his purview in the other ministerial portfolios he is entitled with.
Moreover Chamal Rajapaksha will be overseeing 39 institutions under three ministries under his control, and that include 26 important institutions under the Ministry of Agriculture.