Colombo (LNW): Newly appointed Sports Minister Harin Fernando has initiated a strategic cost-cutting measure by relocating the State Ministry of Sports from the World Trade Centre to the Sports Ministry building at Race Course.
The move aims to optimise existing infrastructure and reduce expenses, as it was reported that maintaining the State Minister’s office in the World Trade Centre cost the government Rs. 4.2 million.
Fernando, who is also the Tourism Minister, has directed his office to be at the Tourism Ministry, allowing the State Minister of Sports to occupy the Sports Ministry premises.
Additionally, the Minister instructed the Ministry Secretary to allocate the approximately Rs. 50 million saved annually from this relocation to the Sports Development Fund.