Home / / Defence Ministry adds UD to its name

Defence Ministry adds UD to its name


Comments / 1789 Views / Monday, 17 October 2011 00:00


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.


Share This Article


COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

When political power is wielded by a small elite

18 August 2017

How did some nations, like a Japan, China, United Stated, become wealthy and powerful, while others remain stuck in poverty? And why do some of those powers, from ancient Rome to the modern Soviet Union, prosper for periods and then collapse? Pol...


Cleanse those ‘Augean Stables’ – don’t just bolt the barn doors!

18 August 2017

I am amazed – and amused – by the spate of “ministerial responses” to Ravi’s exit last week. The Prime Minister has promised to expedite the backlog of anticorruption cases his administration appears to have shelved f...


Risk management: Everyone’s business!

18 August 2017

Home truths   Organisations and their employees takerisks and also managerisksevery day.  Of course, it is a part of the business and the service delivery operations. However, often, the management of risks is confined...


Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whils...


Columnists More