On a directive from southern Provincial Minister Chandima Rasaputhra the Ministry has been shifted to the first floor of Keels Building in Galle town. The building where the Ministry was housed earlier too was in Galle town.
This arbitrary decision by the Minister has been opposed by senior officials as well as zonal directors of education. They had stated that the building where the Ministry was housed earlier had plenty of room and wasting money when authorities say there are no funds for education should be condemned.
According to internal sources of the Ministry the Minister has received a large commission for the transaction.