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CABINET DECISIONS

Decisions made by the Cabinet on September 11

Middle Income Housing Loan Scheme

The Cabinet approved proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the National Policies and Economic Affairs Minister to expand middle income housing loan scheme by considering the age limit accepted by the banks to purchase houses from private housing schemes and to reduce the monthly income level as proposed by the President.

Completion of Public Library Building, Batticaloa

The Cabinet approved proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickrernesinghe in his capacity as the National Policies and Economic Affairs Minister to secure Rs.169.97 million provision from the budget 2019.

Implementing Sustainable Punyagrama Programme for a moral society

The Cabinet approved proposal by Buddha Sasana Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perer to secure funds to implement the programme in 250 villages and to implement the programme at other religious places too.

Reprinting ‘Buddha Jayanthi Thripitaka Book Series’ by the Buddha Sasana Ministry

The Cabinet approved proposal by Buddha Sasana Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera to take over the responsibility of editing and printing Thirpitaka Book Series by the Ministry.

Amending Sri Lanka Transport Board Act No. 27 of 2005 to increase income

The Cabinet approved proposal by Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Slripala De Silva to instruct the Legal Draftsman to prepare bills to amend the Sri Lanka Transport Board Act No.27 of 2005.

All island awareness programme on Right to Information Act

The Cabinet approved proposal Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera to implement Right to Information for village mobile service and to organise school competitions all over the country on the topic.

Expanding covering area of Vasantham TV Channel

The Cabinet approved the proposal Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera to expand the telecasting facilities of Vasantham TV using Rs.304 million investment.

Establishing National Council for Health Research

The Cabinet approved proposal Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne to instruct Legal Draftsman to prepare Bills to set up National Council for Health Research.

Improving Ratnapura Provincial General Hospital as a teaching hospital

The Cabinet approved proposal Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne to improve the Ratnapura Provincial General Hospital as the teaching hospital affiliated to the new Medical Faculty of the Sabaragamuwa University.

Organising 71st National Day Festival

The Cabinet approved proposal by Home Affairs Ministry Wajira Abeywardane to appoint a 13 member subcommittee chaired by the Prime Minister to organise the 7st National Day Festival on February 4, 2019.

Disposing of ash in Norocholai Coal Power Plant in environmental friendly way

The Cabinet approved proposal by Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapiiya to use the ash for brick production in the same premises without releasing to the environment.

New Bill to execute national fisheries and aquaculture policy

The Cabinet approved the proposal by Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy Minister Vijith Vijathamuny Soysa to draft a new Bill in place of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act No. 2 of 1996.

Constructing 1,200 houses in the Northern and Southern Provinces under ‘Samata Sewana Gramashakthi model village Project’

The Cabinet approved proposal by Housing and Constructions Minister Sajith Premadasa to appoint a Steering Committee and enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Government to build 600 housing units in the Southern Province and 600 housing units in the Northern Province.

Project to install solar power plants in model village housing schemes

The Cabinet approved the proposal by Housing and Constructions Minister Sajith Premadasa to call proposals to implement the project to identify proper investors.

Agreement between Sri Lanka and Thailand on handing over sentenced persons

The Cabinet approved the proposal by Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Thalatha Atukorale to submit the agreement between Sri Lanka and Thailand on handing over sentenced persons to parliament.

Combined Inland Registry Project to improve property registration

The project is to be implemented in the Western and the Southern Provinces in 2018 and the Cabinet approved the combined proposal by Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama and Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena to secure funds to implement the project.

Regulating boat manufacturing industry and providing infrastructure facilities

The Cabinet approved the combined proposal by Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama to secure funds to implement the project.

Constructing inlet structure of Bandarawela, Diyatalawa and Haputale combined water supply project

The Cabinet approved proposal by City Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem to secure funds for the project and to provide the contract to the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau/Central Engineering Services Ltd.

Developing Hambantota and Nuwara Eliya District Hospitals under Netherland Aid

The Cabinet approved proposal by Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicines Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne to secure funds and approval to provide modern equipment for thee hospitals.

Constructing Grid Substations at Matugama, Galle, Beliaththa, Matara and Pallekele

It has been planned to set up 90 solar power plants (1 MW) to connect to the Central Power System. The Cabinet approved the proposal presented by Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya,

to provide the contract to construct grid substations at Matugama, Galle, Beliatta, Matara and Pallekele in accordance with the recommendation of the Cabinet appointed procurement committee.

Developing infrastructure facilities in Rajarata, Colombo, Ruhunu and Eastern Universities

The Cabinet approved proposal by Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, to implement the development project using Rs. 3,690.42 investment.

Constructing building to set up Medical Faculty of Sabaragamuwa University

The Cabinet approved proposal by Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe to construct clinical building for the medical faculty and parallel faculty of science and to secure funds for the purpose.

Rehabilitating road from Tampitiya to Chenkaladi (27.75 Km)

The Cabinet approved proposal by Highways and Road Development Minister Kabeer Hasheem to provide the contract to the Maga Engineering (Pvt) Ltd. for Rs. 2,837.43 upon the recommendation of Cabinet approved the Standing Procurement Committee.

Promoting employments for women in industrial and vocational educational and training fieldsThe Cabinet approved proposal by Science and Technology, Research, Skill Development and Vocational Training and Upcountry Development Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama to enter into an agreement with the Plan International Australia to implement the project.

Proposed Prevention of Terrorism Act

The Cabinet approved proposal by Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana to gazette the Proposed Prevention of Terrorism Act and submit to Parliament to make reforms.

Empowering youth with leadership skills

The Cabinet approved proposal by President Maithripala Sirisena to implement “Youth Empowerment Project” and secure funds under the 2019-2021 medium-term budget framework for the purpose.

Constructing rural bridges in Hambantota

The Cabinet approved proposal by Housing and Constructions Minister Sajith Premadasa to implement four projects (bridge on Walasmulla-Pallekandayaya Road, Bridge across the Urubokka Oya in Medagoda Kumbukmulla, bridge connecting Thalunna and Kndupelella, and bridge in Pahala-Baragama) under the Nagamu Purawara Project.


 

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