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Cabinet Decisions on July 26, 2021

Transferring land of old chemical factory in Paranthan to Paranthan Chemicals Company Limited on long-term lease

The predominant business endeavour of the Paranthan Chemicals Company Limited, which is a government owned company under the Industries Ministry to import liquid Chlorine to purify drinking water from the countries such as India and Bangaladesh and supply to the National Water Supply and Drainage Board, has planned to set up a factory to produce Sodium Hydroxide and Chlorine to manufacture Hydrochloric acid, Propylammonium Chloride and Sodium Hypochlorite as byproducts. Therefore, the Cabinet granted approval for the proposal by the Industries Minister to transfer land already enjoyed by the Paranthan Chemicals Company Limited from 1954 where the old chemical factory is in Paranthan to the same Company to be utilized for the Project.

Leasing land belong to Land Reforms Commission for a Tourism Project

Fantasy Land Entertainment (Pvt.) Limited has planned to implement a Tourist Project inclusive of educational and recreation events targeting the local and foreign tourists. The project has been received the consent of the Investment Board and the Company has requested to obtain 42 acres 1 rood and 1.5 perch from the land called Rathwatte belonging to the Land Reforms Commission. The land in the Ukuwela Divisional Secretariat Division in the Matale District will be given on 30 years lease basis for the purpose. The Cabinet granted approval for the resolution by the Lands Minister to release the portion of the land on long term lease to the company.

150 teachers for National Institute of Education

The National Institute of Education is working to introduce educational reforms to create an educational system that will endow the country with a group of skillful children who will be able to find solutions to the challenges facing the 21st century. These reforms will introduce significant changes to syllabi and teaching strategies. The proposed reforms are expected to be introduced in 2023 for grades 1, 2, 6, 8 and 10 and for grades 3, 4, 5, 7 and 11 in 2024. The Cabinet approved the proposal by the Education Minister to attach 150 teachers with expertise in the relevant subject who work as teachers in Government Schools to the National Institute of Education, as the staff at the National Institute of Education is insufficient for these functions.

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