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Cabinet Decisions

1.Sri Lanka National Sustainable Development Policy 2030

The report “Vision and Strategic Path to Sustainable Sri Lanka 2030” presented by the committee of experts comprised of 41 members will be utilized by the Sustainable Development Board while preparing the National Policy and Strategy on Sustainable Development. The Cabinet of Ministers considered the recommendation of the President to submit programmes and project proposals with the sectoral priorities, new initiatives and options outlined in the above report for the 2020 Annual Budget until the completion of this National Policy and Strategy preparations.

2.National Sustainable Development Policy and Strategy

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the President to use “Sustainable Sri Lanka” as the common vision of all the Ministries and “Sustainable …………………………. (Name of the Province) for a Sustainable Sri Lanka” in all the Provincial Councils,to develop public service delivery strategies by each Ministrygiving priority to sustainable development strategies, to identify the programmes and projects under the strategies identified by each and every government organization and to prepare a National Sustainable Development Policy and Strategy.

3.Compensation to land owners affected by Moragahakanda- Kaluganga Development Project

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted their approval to pay 50% additional compensation with respect to permanent residents of Laggala and Naula Divisional Secretariats affected by the Moragahakanda – Kaluganga Project. The proposal presented by the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment to pay this additional 50% compensation with respect to affected families in Medirigiriya Divisional Secretariat was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

4.Recruitment of trainee graduates

The facts presented by the Prime Minister in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Development and Youth Affairs regarding the recruitment of graduates for 4,667 Trainee Graduate vacancies in September 2019.

5.Strengthening transformation, reconciliation and inclusive democratic engagement

The Project for Strengthening Transformation, Reconciliation and Inclusive Democratic Engagement will be implemented in the North East, North Central and Uva Provinces through indirect management of the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme and the British Council.The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Finance to sign a grant agreement with the European Union for Euro 40 million to fund this project.

6.ADB financial assistance for implementation of second Integrated Road Investment Programme

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Finance to enter into a loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to obtain a USD 150 million loan from the Asian Development Bank for the second phase of the second Integrated Road Investment Programme.

7.Approval for Rs.121 mn allocation for Nuwarawela Kandy shopping,sports complex construction

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Public Enterprises, Upcountry Heritage & Kandy Development to construct the Nuwarawela Shopping Complex and Sports complex under the supervision of the Kandy Municipal Council, utilising Rs.121 million from the Consolidated fund funds.

8.Kalutara District General Hospital OPD building construction

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to construct a OPD building for the Kalutara General Hospital.

9.Accident and ICU building construction at Ampara District General Hospital

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to award the contract for the construction of a building for Accident and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to Central Consultancy Bureau of engineering activities.

10.Implementation of development projects using Treasury funds provided Megapolis Ministry

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to implement the following 5 projects using the Treasury funds provided to the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development.

Seruwawila Development – Phase II

Jaffna Town Development – Bus Stand – Phase II

Welikand Town Development

Eluwankulama – Aruwakkadu Road Improvement

Children Orphanage Attidiya - Phase II

11.Land allocation for Sabaragamuwa Provincial Health Training Centre construction

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to release two lands in Ratnapura New Town, 3 Rood 1.5 Perch in extent and owned by the Urban Development Authority, to the Commissioner General of Lands enabling him to allocate the same to the Provincial Health Department of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council.

12.Establishment of National Council for Road Safety as “National Transport Safety Commission”

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to establish the National Council for Road Safety as the National Transport Safety Commission and advice legal draftsman to draft appropriate constitution for this establishment.

13.Amendments for Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure Act No 15 of 1979

Cabinet approval has been granted to draft a Constitution of Hostile Speech as an amendment to the Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms to gazette the bill prepared by the Legal Draftsman in line with the recommendations of Sectorial Oversight Committee and present to Parliament consequently.

14.Establishment of Agricultural and Vocational Training Centre in Weerawila and Thunkama Embilipitiya and Training Center for Women in Detention at the Mahara Prison

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms to establish an agricultural and vocational training center in Weerawila and Embilipitiya Thunkama with all facilities for the rehabilitation of persons imprisoned for drug addiction and for the establishment of a Training Centre for women in detention in the Mahara Prison in lieu of establishing proposed Kibbutz Farms at Ambepussa and Weerawila prisons and the training centre proposed to be built in Dompe.

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Finance to award this contract for renovation of SriLankan Airlines A 330-200 aircraft landing Gear Systems for the period of August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 to M/s Safran Landing Systems Services, Singapore, concerning A330-200 aircraft.

15.Consultation Services for developing health and medical services

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to award the consultancy contract of health and medical services improvement project implemented under the Japanese International Cooperation Agency loan subsidy, to Kai Research and specialist Joint Venture. (Kai Research and Specialist incorporated Institute, Binco International Institute, Central Engineering and Consultancy Bureau and Filcoy International Incorporated Institute)

16.Jaffna Town Hall development

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to award the contract for the development of the Jaffna Town Hall to Central Engineering Services (Pvt) Ltd.

17. Awarding three contracts under “Sukitha Purawara Urban Development Programme

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to award the contracts of Carpeting 1.85 Km to Y Junction on the Eluwankulama - Aruvakkaru Road, Construction of a Two Storied Library Building for the Kandawalai School at Pudukudiyiruppu and construction of a two storied building for Bharatha School to Central Engineering Services (Pvt) Ltd.

18. Dry Zone Development Project

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Women and Children Affairs and Dry Zone Development to implement this project in Anuradhapura District in 2019 utilising Rs.331 million provisions as the first phase of Dry Zone Development Programme.

19. Project to manage Colombo East Teaching Hospital as a “Mixed Service Model”

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to implement the Colombo East Teaching Hospital as a Semi Government Administration Unit which provides services on a free and paid basis and to continue the medical academic activities as usual.


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