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Defence Ministry adds UD to its name

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President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga under the directions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa has issued a special gazette notification changing the official name of the Defence Ministry.

Under the special notification, the name of the Ministry has been changed to Defence and Urban Development Ministry.

The Urban Development Authority has already been taken over to the Ministry of Defence. The Ministry is engaged in urban development activities immensely and the name change is expected to streamline and specify the scope of the Ministry.

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