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Cabinet Decisions

Promotion of National Kidney Fund

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by President Maithripala Sirisena to appoint a supervisory committee chaired by the Secretary to the President and to provide funds from the President’s Fund to expedite the activities of the National Kidney Fund.

Project to strengthen Regional Development Bank

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Harsha de Silva, Acting Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs to hold Loan Agreement Negotiation Discussions and enter into loan agreement with Asian Development Bank for the Regional Development Bank Strengthening Project.

Funds for agriculture development project

Tge Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Development to hold discussions and enter into agreements to obtain a USD million 125 fund from the UDA of World Bank for the above project.

Financial support to strengthen local government authorities

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Development to hold discussions and enter into agreements to obtain a USD million 70 fund from the UDA of World Bank to implement the above project covering 134 local government authorities in Northern, Eastern and North Eastern provinces.

Establishment of International Buddhist Organization

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Minister of Buddhasasana to prepare Bills to establish the proposed International Buddhist Organization.

Development of Palali Airport

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the combined proposal presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Development and John Amaratunge, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, to develop Palali Airport using Rs. 1,965 million investment, to operate inland commercial flights.

Bill for National Financial Management Act

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance and Media to prepare a Bill for the National Financial Investment Act including the recommendations of the committee of experts.

Agreement between Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Mangala Samaraweerea, Minister of Finance and Mass Media to enter into an agreement with the Government of Saudi Arabia to avoid Double Taxation and Failure to pay taxes on income.

Agreement between Sri Lanka and Belarus Republic

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Science and Technology, Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training and Upcountry Heritage, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Belarus Republic to strengthen science and technological cooperation between the two countries.

MoU between Professional Technological University of Sri Lanka and Seashells Technological Institution

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Science and Technology, Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training and Upcountry Heritage, regarding the Memorandum of Understanding between Professional Technological University of Sri Lanka and Seashells Technological Institution.

Compensation for lands acquired to construct Reskuru Reservoir

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Rauff Hakeem, Minister of City Planning and Water Supply to pay Rs. 61.37 million as compensation for acquired lands in Ella and Haliela Divisional Secretariat.

Introducing Home Dialysis System for kidney patients

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Faisal Kasim, Acting Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to implement the proposal regarding Home Dialysis considering the recommendations of the Cabinet Sub Committee.

Developing Analog X- Ray System in government hospitals

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to get a Digital X-ray Investigation System using the funds provided by FINEXPO Financial Supporting System.

Sand dune removal at Oluvil harbour

The Cabinet of Ministers considered the facts presented by Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Ports and Shipping regarding the sand dune removal at Oluvil Harbour.

Building complex for District Secretariat, Anuradhapura

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Wajira Abeywardena, Minister of Home Affairs to construct a 7-storey building for the District Secretariat, Anuradhapura with Rs. 1,731.3 million.

Development of sanitary facilities in Kataragama

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to construct sanitary systems in Kataragama and Kebilitta.

Extension of Polduwa Subway from Suhurupaya to Kanaththa Road

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Patali Champika Ranawaka Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to secure funds (Rs. 328.63 million) to complete the phase II of this project.

Enhancing food preservation

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture to establish a sustainable agriculture centre combining the Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centre, Makandura and Centre of Excellence for Organic Agriculture.

Enhancing the quality of seeds and planting material

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture to secure funds in order to provide further infrastructure facilities for a seeds laboratory implemented under the Ministry of Agriculture.

Establishment of national level analytical laboratory

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture to establish a National Level Analytical Laboratory with a Rs. 286 million investment.

Renovation of Seed and Planting Material Supply System in the Department of Agriculture

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture to secure funds under the medium term budget framework to provide facilities for seed farms maintained by the Department.

Exhibition, Summit and Awarding Ceremony on Agricultural Renovation

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture to conduct an Exhibition, Summit and Awarding Ceremony on Agricultural Renovation at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall from December 11 to 16.

Geological Investigations for engineer plans regarding

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Dumimda Dissanayake Minister of Irrigation, Water Resources and Disaster Management, to carry out this research through the National Building Research Institution.

Reconstruction of Kudawilachchiya and Dematagala lakes

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Dumimda Dissanayake, Minister of Irrigation, Water Resources and Disaster Management, to reconstruct Kudawilachchiya and Dematagala lakes.

Science and Technology Human Resource Development Project

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs to secure funds (Rs. 26,400 million) for the

development and improvement of physical and human resources in Kelaniya, Sabaragamuwa, Rajarata and Sri Jayewardenepura Universities during 2018-2023.

Implement fisheries infrastructure facilities

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Wijith Wijayamuni Soysa, Minister of Fisheries, Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy, to set up a Project Implementation Unit – PIU for this purpose.

Purchasing a chillers machine for SC Central Air Condition System

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Thalatha Athukorala, Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms to secure funds (Rs. 50 million) to purchase a Chillers Machine.

Expansion of facilities at Vocational Training Centre, Anamaduwa

The Cabinet of Minister approved the proposal presented by Sagala Ratnayaka, Minister of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development, to allocate Rs 100 million for the above purpose.

Establishing a Tamil Medium National School in Kelaniya

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal of Mano Ganesan, Minister of National Integration, Reconciliation and Official Languages to establish a Tamil Medium Hindu National School by the name of Arun Manikkawasagam Hindu Vidyalaya in Kelaniya.

Road development projects in Northern and Eastern Provinces

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Development to carry out five road rehabilitation and improvement projects by recognized road development companies.

Procurement of Oil and Lubricant Oil for Sri Lanka Transport Board Buses

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to award a procurement contract of oil and lubricant oil for Sri Lanka Transport Board buses to M/s Lanka JOC PLC, M/s Cheveron Lubricant Lanka PLC and M/s McLarens Lubricants Ltd.

Road facilities parallel to Matara – Beliatta railway

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to construct 54 roads parallel to the Matara – Beliatta Railway under the supervision of the Road Development Authority.

Contracts for the constructions under Gampaha, Minuwangoda, Attanagalla combined Water Supply Project

The contract for this water supply project has been awarded to M/s China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC). Another eight constructions are being planned to award as sub contracts.

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Rauff Hakeem, Minister of City Planning and Water Supply to award one of these sub contracts, Attanagalla Main Distribution Line devices and pipeline laying project to M/s Sierra Constructions Ltd and KDA Weerasinghe CO. (Pvt.) Ltd combined business upon the recommendation of the Cabinet Appointed Standing Procurement Committee.

Developing Panadura Base Hospital

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to award the contract of supplying Medical Instruments and developing the Panadura Base Hospital to M/s GITEC IFIP Consultant GmbH for USD 106.4 million.

Improving NAVIS Terminal Management System

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Ports and Shipping to award the contract of improving NAVIS Terminal Management System to Access NAVIS Joint Venture under the recommendation of the Cabinet appointed Standing Procurement Committee.

Improvement of Pitipana – Thalagala road

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to award the above contract to M/s Finite Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

Purchase of Deep Sea Sand Dredging Machine

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to purchase Deep Sea Sand Dredging Machine.

Enhancing the storage capacity of Paddy Marketing Board

It has been planned to construct two new stores in Beliatta and Meegahajadura areas and repair 39 existing paddy stores to store 2018 Yala season harvest. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture to select contractors, engineering consultancy services, and work under the supervision of the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau.

Developing infrastructure facilities of universities

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs to improve facilities of the National University System through the construction of a four storey hostel building for Kelaniya University, three storeys of a six storey multipurpose building at Sri Jayewardenepura University and Agriculture Faculty Building Complex for Sabaragamuwa University.

Contract for the piling work of Sri Jayewardenepura Nursing Faculty Construction

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Housing and Constructions to award the contract of two piling packages to Nawaloka Piling Private Ltd, for Rs. 124.8 million and Rs.137.5 million, and the other package to DP Jayasinghe Piling Private Ltd respectively for Rs. 126 million.

Reinsuring the National Natural Disaster Insurance Scheme 2018/2019

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Sagala Ratnayaka, Minister of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development to reinsure the National Natural Disaster Insurance Scheme by international reinsurance companies.

 


 

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