Rs 90 m for development of small and medium scale poultry farming
The Cabinet decided to allocate Rs 90 million to provide self -
employment assistance to small and medium scale poultry farmers to make
the industry self - sufficient in 2016 on a proposal by Livestock and
Rural Community Development Minister Arumugam Thondaman.
The contribution by the poultry sector for livestock sector
development is around 70 percent. The industry has around 70,000 poultry
farmers. An average of 10,000 mts of chicken meat and 100 million eggs
are produced. The monthly and per capita availability is six kgs.
The target for 2016 to be self - sufficient in the industry is the
production of 18,000 mts of chicken meat and 280 million eggs per month.
It was decided that this programme should be implemented in
collaboration with the Divineguma programme launched by the Economic
Development Ministry to provide the following facilities along with 50
percent capital investment grant.
Introduce self-employment opportunities and establish 4,500 new small
scale poultry farms, establish 75 mini hatcheries, establish 100 mini
processing units, expand cold storage facilities, introduce 100 mobile
sales units and provide training facilities on poultry farming and
disease control to poultry farmers and officers.
Increasing profitability of Lunuwila, Weerawila fishnet factories
Cabinet decided to increase the production capacity of Northsea Ltd
to 80 percent with Rs 15 million funds to be obtained through a bank
loan on a proposal by Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise
Development Minister Douglas Devananda.
The capacity utilisation of fishnet factories at Lunuwila and
Weerawila of Northsea Ltd has been 40 percent in the past and it has
been decided to increase its capacity to 80 percent with a bank loan.
The Cabinet decided to provide guarantee through the Treasury to
obtain funds from a bank
Vaishakya girls’ college, Wellawatte to be handed over to st pauls
girls’ college, Milagirlya
The proposal by Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena to hand over
Vaishakya Girls’ College, Wellawatta to St Pauls Girls’ College,
Milagiriya for the development of the school was approved by Cabinet.
This is a grade 2 school with 130 students and 12 teachers. It has
classes from Grades 1 to 11. The project’s objective is to convert this
school as a popular school in the future.
Trincomalee integrated infrastructure project to be expedited
The government has received two credit facilities from Agence
Francaise De Developpment (AFD) for the Trincomalee Integrated
The scope of work under the project includes the following: National
Highways – Batticaloa -Tirikkondiadimadu -Trincomalee Road (A 15) - 99
km. Allai ~ Kantale Road (B 1 0) - 41 km. Provincial Roads -
Mavadichchenai - Kaddaiparichchan Road (12kms), Major Bridges - Ralkuli
Bridge, Upparu Bridge, Gangei Bridge, Kayenkerni Bridge and Verugal
The proposal by the President as Ports and Highways Minister for the
revision of the cost of the contract up to Rs 11 ,217,000,000 as
recommended by the Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee, due to
variations in the scope of the work, was approved by the Cabinet.
Rs 200 m for new conference hall for Kandy district secretariat
The Cabinet decided to allocate Rs 200 million to construct a new
conference hall with modern facilities for the District Secretariat
Kandy on a proposal by Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister W
D J Seneviratne.
The total cost of the plan for the construction of a three storied
conference hall in 29,947.5 Sq feet at its premises is Rs 200 million.
Establishment of wild elephant confinement centre at Horawapathana
On a joint proposal by Environment Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa
and Agrarian Services and Wildlife Minister S M Chandrasena, Cabinet
decided to establish a Wild Elephant Confinement Centre at Horawapathana
to minimise damages caused by wild elephants.
A land area of 1,582 hectares belonging to the Department of Forest
Conservation in Horowapathana, covering the Northern and North Western
Region will be used to minimise human-elephant conflict.