These details have been exposed through the appropriation bill for this year allocating funds to ministries.
This report has revealed that three persons have been directly appointed as non-Cabinet ministers and Rs. 8.8 billion had been allocated to these ministries.
Dr. Harsha de Silva was given a non-cabinet ministerial portfolio and for 2019 he has been allocated Rs. 190 million, it is reported.
Ajith P. Perera has been appointed as the non-cabinet minister of digital infrastructure and information technology and allocated 3680 million.
Sujeewa Senasinghe is appointed as the non-cabinet minister for science and technology and allocated Rs. 4930 million.
Meanwhile, for another six ministries that does not include any state institution, over Rs. 197.39 million has been allocated, while Rs. 3850 million has been allocated for the Ports, Shipping and Western Development Ministry.
Further, Rs. 450 million has been allocated for the Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage and Kandy Development ministry, while Rs. 3880 million has been allocated for the Upcountry New Village Infrastructure and Community Development Ministry.
Power and Energy and Project Development Ministry has been allocated Rs. 1140 million, while Highways, Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development Ministry has been allocated Rs. 17.532 million and Rs. 1.255 billion has been allocated for the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Therefore, it has been revealed that for 2019, the government has allocated Rs. 206.17 billion of public funds for the sustenance of the non-cabinet ministries which has no state institutions allocated to them and an illegitimate ministerial group.