A Cabinet that Works: Ministries in Sri Lanka

The role played by the Cabinet of Ministers is critical to ensure that the government functions efficiently and effectively. Verité Research has found that the way in which Cabinet portfolios are designed in Sri Lanka impedes the ability of government to be effective.

It found that the problem of irrational, larger-than-necessary, unstable Cabinet ministries has been common across successive governments during the 2010-2020 period.Therefore, fixing these problems is critical to have a government that functions efficiently and effectively. Based on its research, Verité Research provides a model sample of 15 ministries that can minimise irrationality and fragmentation