President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has issued another special gazette notification revising the scope and functions of the Ministries.
This revises the specific priorities of the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Environment.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Environment has been entrusted with the task of “exploring the mineral resources that are currently considered to be present in the underground and in the ocean e using modern high technology to strengthen the country’s manufacturing process” which had belonged to the Ministry of Industry.
Also, Sri Lanka Climate Funds (Pvt) Ltd and Ceylon Mineral Sands Company have been transferred under the Ministry of Environment.
Read the gazette notification.