The Defence Ministry has been re designated as the Defence and Urban Development Ministry, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga told the Daily News yesterday. He said that the gazette notification in this regard was issued last week.
He noted that this revision was made in order to reflect the current tasks and missions of the ministry specifically.
He said that the Urban Development Authority was taken over by the Defence Ministry at a previous occasion for efficient management of urban development activities.
He observed that there is no change in institutions affiliated to the ministry from this revision.
He said that funds will be allocated from the budget 2012 to suit the new scope of the ministry. Accordingly financial allocations required for the smooth functioning of urban development projects and beautification programmes will be allocated directly to the Defence Ministry.
Courtesy: Daily News