The writ­ing was in print

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

Pres­i­dent Maithri­pala Sirisena took the un­prece­dented step of bring­ing un­der the Min­istry of De­fence mat­ters re­lat­ing to Govern­ment print­ing and pub­li­ca­tions as well as the Depart­ment of Govern­ment Print­ing on Fri­day night.

The move came less than 48 hours be­fore he is­sued the gazette no­ti­fi­ca­tion dis­solv­ing Par­lia­ment. Just five days ear­lier, the Govern­ment

Pr in t ing Depart­ment was gazetted to be un­der the Min­istry of Me­dia only to be taken un­der the De­fence Min­istry on Fri­day night.

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