The portfolio of the Minister of Environment has been brought under the purview of President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

This was announced by way of a Gazette Extraordinary dated October 12, 2023. It was issued by Presidential Secretary Saman Ekanayake.

The Head of State has arrived at this decision after having consulted Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, pursuant to Article 44(3) of the Constitution, the communique read.