President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a Gazette (extraordinary) specifying powers vested to the State Minister of Defence.

According to the Gazette issued on Friday (13) night powers vested to the State Minister of Defence is the supervision and monitoring of institutions including  Defence Services Command and  Staff College, Ranaviru Seva Authority ,Defence Services School  and the  National Cadet Corps with effect from 10 February 2015.

The Gazette notification has been issued in the wake of President’s Indian visit and the aftermath of State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene’s fully pledged visit to the North and the East. 

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