The Ministry of Crab, an upmarket restaurant owned by cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumara Sangakkara, has run into trouble over its name.
Secretary to the president Lalith Weeratunga has said that it was totally against the law to use the word ministry for a private business.
Only a government ministry or a religious body can use the name ministry, he has said.
According to Mr. Weeratunga, this restaurant has been allowed to use only the name Crab Corporation of Pvt. Ltd.
He added that the western provincial council has been informed of this matter.
Ministry of Crab, located at the Old Dutch Hospital in Colombo Fort, is open from 6.00 pm to 11.00pm.