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Cabinet Decisions

Implementation of Integrated Border Management Strategy

Proponent:- President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence.

Description:- The National Border Management Committee has been established in 2016 to function as the Government’s main co-ordinating institution in Border Management. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal of President Maithripala Sirisena to implement the Integrated Boundary Management Strategy and Action Plan, prepared by the committee, under grant aids provided by International Organization of Migration Australia.

Enactment of ‘1990 Suwaseriya Foundation’ Bill

Proponent:- Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs

Description:- The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the establishment of “1990 Suwaseriya Foundation” for the administration and expansion of pre-hospital care ambulance service. The proposal of Premier Ranil Wickramasinghe, the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs to gazette “1990 Suwaseriya Foundation” Bill and consequently submit to the Parliament, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Provisions for proposed Technical Education Development Programme

Proponent:- Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs

Description:- It has been planned to implement the proposed Technical Education Development program under a cost of US$ 60.7 million. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, to enter into an agreement with OPEC Fund (OFID) to obtain a loan of US$ 50 million. The rest US$10.7 million will be borne by the Government.

Project for strengthening primary healthcare system

Proponent:- Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, Minister of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
Description:- The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the implementation of the “Health Care Policy for a Macro Health Care”. It has been planned to implement a 5-year project to strengthen the Primary Healthcare System for an excellent healthcare service. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal of Minister of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to implement this project through Ministry of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine and Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government using the fund of US$ 200 which will be provided by the World Bank upon concessionary conditions.

Enhance activities of Institute of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (IFMT)

Proponent:- Dr.Rajitha Senarathne, Minister of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
Description:- The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal to sign an agreement between International Committee of Red Cross and the Ministry of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine with the intention of improving the quality of the activities performed by Institute of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology through enhanced mortuary operations.

Number of government-owned motor vehicles

Proponent:- Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs
Description:- The Cabinet of Ministers considered the details submitted by the Minister of Finance and Media and decided to instruct the respective officials to dispose of the vehicles that are not in running condition and owned by the Provincial Councils expeditiously.

Feasibility study to develop Galle district floods preventing mechanism

Proponent:- Vajira Abeywardana, Minister of Home Affairs
Description:- The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal made by the Minister of Home Affairs to issue an official letter to MCC International Ltd which has been performing pre-feasibility studies of the aforesaid project, to collect data from Irrigation and Water Resource Management and other Government Institutions.

Allocation of land from regional ‘Karmanthapura’ to establish Industries

Proponent:- Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce
Description:- Investors are being selected for Regional Industrial Development Programs by the Regional Industrial Services Committee and Ministry Projects Evaluation Committee. Proposals are called by newspaper advertisements to select suitable investors to commence investments in vacant lands in Karandeniya, Bataatha, Noorani, Puttalam, Laksha Uyana and Batticaloa areas. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal to allocate these lands on the basis of 35-year lease, for investments proposals recommended by the Regional Industrial Services Committee and Ministry Projects Evaluation Committee.

Agreement between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Exchanging Sugarcane Breeding Material

Proponent:- Navin Dissanayake, Minister of Plantation Industries
Description:- The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal of the Minister of Plantation Industries to sign the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between Sugarcane Research Institute in Sri Lanka and Sugarcane Development Board in Faisalabad, Pakistan. This MOU provides an opportunity to have new varieties of sugarcane and engage in joint researches with Pakistan agronomists.

Development of livelihood in model villages

Proponent:- Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Housing and Construction
Description:- A total of 596 model villages were commenced under the Ministry of Housing and Constructions since 2015. A total of 54 model villages were assigned to beneficiaries up to now. For a sustainable development of these communities, it is essential to enhance their livelihoods and income. Accordingly, the proposal of the Minister of Housing and Construction to appoint a Management Committee consists of the officials of respective establishments to implement Livelihood Development Programs such as gardening, small-scale animal farming, domestic industries, and self-employment.

Allocation of land for ‘Samata Sewana’ and ‘Grama Shakthi’

Proponent:- Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Housing and Construction
Description:- The Government has implemented "Samata Sewana" and "Grama Shakthi" Model Village Programme to resolve housing problems of low-income communities. Under this program, 2,500 model villages are planned to be accomplished by 2020. In order to reach this goal, nearly 650 model villages should be completed annually. The allocation of land should be made expeditiously all over the country for this purpose. The proposal made by the Minister of Housing and Construction to establish a committee with the co-chairs of Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Construction and Secretary to the Ministry of Land and Parliamentary Reforms, and consisting of representatives of respective institutions and Ministries, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Appointment of consultancy services to construct new buildings for Sri Lanka Police

Proponent:- Ranjith Maddumabandara, Minister of Law and Order
Description:- Sri Lanka Police spends more than Rs.1,000 million annually for the construction of new buildings, developments and reconstructions. Considering the proposal of Ranjith Maddumabandara, Minister of Law and Order to select a consultancy service for these constructions from 2018 to 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to obtain the consultancy service of Central Counseling Bureau of the Engineers, State Engineering Corporation and Department of Buildings.

Selling mineral sand of Lanka Mineral Sands Limited

Proponent:- Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce
Description:- Lanka Mineral Sands Limited sell their principal products, Ilmenite, Rutile, Sarcone, and hiti ilmenite, through Competitive International Bids. Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal of the Minister of Industry and Commerce to vend 17,800 Metric Tons of various kinds of mineral sand, to the highest bidders.

Construction and Development of Biyagama 220/33Kv Grid Substation

Proponent:- Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Minister of Power and Renewable Energy
Description:- The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal of Minister of Power and Renewable Energy to award the contract of constructing and developing Biyagama 220/33 KV Grid Substation to M/s. ABB India Limited for Rs. 1,434.11 million, upon the recommendation of Cabinet, appointed Standing Procurement Committee.

Purchasing machinery for enhancing efficiency in Department of Government Factory

Proponent:- Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Housing and Construction
Description:- It has been identified that the production capacity of Heavy Welding and Machine Workshop of the Department of Government Factory, needs to be increased to meet the rising demand of the products of irrigation field. Accordingly, the proposal made by the Minister of Housing and Construction to purchase a Plano Miller and a Computer Numerical Control –CNC Machine was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.


 

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