The writing was in print
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.