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“Sri Lanka” to replace “Ceylon” in names of public establishments

Dec 30, 2010 10:25:11 AM - itnnews.lk

The Cabinet has decided to change the names of the public enterprises that still bear the name “Ceylon” and replace them with Sri Lanka.

Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stated that Sri Lanka’s Cabinet has taken the decision to make the change in the names of all public enterprises that begin as ‘Ceylon’. He said the Cabinet has authorized the Ministry of Finance and Planning to take this matter with the Legal Draftsman and to prepare necessary legislation in a single Bill to change the names of all such Statutory Boards and public corporations. Accordingly institutions such as Ceylon Electricity Board and Ceylon Petroleum Corporation will be known as Sri Lanka Electricity Board and Sri Lanka Petroleum Corporation.