Cabinet agrees to change Divi Neguma to Samurdhi

Cabinet agrees to change Divi Neguma to Samurdhi

December 17, 2015   12:01 pm

The Cabinet of Ministers has agreed to change the Divi Neguma Development Department to Samurdhi Department, co-cabinet spokesman Dr Rajitha Senaratne said. 

The Divi Neguma Development Department was established in 2013 through the merging of the Sri Lanka Samurdhi Authority, Upcountry Development Authority, Southern Development Authority, the Department of Upcountry Rural Rehabilitation and the Department of the Commissioner General of Samurdhi.

Senaratne said that the cabinet decided to approve the proposal put forward by the Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare, S.B. Dissanayake, to amend the Divi Neguma Act No.1 of 2013 and change the name of the Divi Neguma Development Department to the Samurdhi Department. 

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