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Cabinet Office - Sri Lanka
About Us

There shall be a Secretary to the Cabinet of Ministers who shall be appointed by the President. The Secretary shall, subject to the direction of the President, have charge of the office of the Cabinet of Ministers and shall discharge and perform such other functions and duties as may be assigned to him by the President or the Cabinet of Ministers
[Article 51, The Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka]

VISION
To be the most reliable agency assisting the Executive.


MISSION
To provide all support services efficiently to the decision making process of the Cabinet of Ministers in fulfilling duties pertaining to the direction and control of the Government of the Republic, vested with the Cabinet of Ministers in terms of Sub-Article 43(1) of the Constitution.


OBJECTIVES
Assisting diligently and expeditiously the Cabinet of Ministers in decision making and its Sub-Committees in making recommendations.


ACTIVITIES
Issuing instructions to Ministries on the preparation of Cabinet Memoranda and guiding the Secretaries to the Ministries and Senior Officials, and providing clarifications to them in this regard.
Conducting in-depth studies relating to the legal and policy aspects of Cabinet Memoranda received and making submissions to the Cabinet of Ministers and Cabinet Sub-Committees, to facilitate coherent and knowledgeable decision making on such Memoranda in the discharge of functions vested with the Cabinet of Ministers with regard to policy formulation and direction and control of the Government of the Republic.
Referring Cabinet Memoranda to the relevant Ministers for their observations.
Listing Cabinet Memoranda after perusal, on the Agenda of Meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers.
Submitting Cabinet Memoranda together with the relevant observations, to the Cabinet of Ministers and Cabinet Sub-Committees, for consideration.
Preparation of Minutes of the Meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers, and Cabinet Sub-Committees in all three languages and referring such Minutes to the Hon. Ministers, Secretaries to the relevant Ministries and to the other authorities.
Providing all necessary services to the Meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers and Cabinet Sub-Committees.
Conveying decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers to the relevant Ministries.
Monitoring the implementation of important Cabinet decisions.
Attending to any other matters on the directives of His Excellency the President or the Cabinet of Ministers.