Duties & Functions

  • Formulation of policies, programmes and projects pertaining to subjects of the Ministry of Law & Order and Southern Development and to subjects of the Departments and statutory bodies vested to the Ministry, their follow-up and evaluation.
  • Giving directions for maintenance of law and order.
  • Implementation of strategies containing wider reforms ensuring social discipline.
  • Taking necessary steps to improve efficiency of Police Service under instructions of the Police Commission.
  • Providing guidance to prevent various types of crimes and anti-social activities that have turned out to be a disaster.
  • Providing directions required to control traffic movement.
  • Assistance for prevention of the use of dangerous drugs.
  • Coordination of economic and social development programmes and projects to empower Southern Economic Zone including industrial promotion.
  • Coordinating implementation of infrastructure facilities development programmes in Southern Province including Hambantota Economic Zone, Southern Tourist Development Zone, Hambantota Aeronautical Power Supply Center.
  • Establishment of Southern Development Board.
  • Providing guidance for all other subjects entrusted to institutions coming under purview of the Ministry.
  • Supervision of institutions coming under the purview of the Ministry.

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