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Cabinet Decisions

MoU between Open University and South Korea National Open University

The Open University of Sri Lanka and the Korea National Open University of South Korea have entered into an agreement to develop the association in the Open and Distance Education, Capacity Development, Information and Communication Technology, Usage of Laboratory Facilities, Research and Publications as and staff exchange programmes. The Cabinet have granted approval to the resolution by the Education Minister to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard.

Fully–fledged Blood Filter Unit and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Clinic with Non-communicable Diagnosis Disease (NCD) facilities at Colombo East Base Hospital in Mulleriyawa

The Colombo East Base Hospital in Mulleriyawa supplies a number of secondary health services to a large number of Public per day while the hospital provides all the medical, surgical, gynaecological as well as pediatric specialist medical services.

In addition, it has been planned to newly establish national stroke centres, second level emergency accidents and medication unit, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and the Simulation Centre.

Apart from that, it has been proposed to establish 12 fully–fledged blood filters and a fully–fledged blood filter unit with all required surgical equipment and a Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Clinic with Non–communicable Diagnosis Disease (NCD) facilities with a donation of the International Lions’ Club’s 306 C1 District.

The Cabinet granted approval to the proposal submitted by the Health Minister to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Health Ministry and District 306 C1 of the International Lions’ Club to implement the project.

Amending Ceylon Petroleum Corporation Act No. 28 of 1961

Since certain provisions of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation Act No. 28 of 1961 already in effect is insufficient to cater the present requirements, the Cabinet approved the proposal by the Power Minister to revise the Act including the amendments in this regard to instruct the Legal Draftsman to prepare a Draft Bill in this regard.

Regulations under Imports and Exports (Control) Act No. 1 of 1969

It has been observed that some vehicle importers acquire a special advantage by registering the imported mobile workshop vehicles as dual-purpose vehicles.

Considering the recommendations furnished by the Committee on Public Accounts in this connection, the regulations for introducing a new harmonised system categorised code for allowing the imports based on equal life span and for charging equal custom tax for dual purpose vehicles and mobile workshop vehicles have been declared in the gazette notification of April 23, 2020 as per the provisions of Imports and Exports (Control) Act No. 1 of 1969.

The Cabinet granted approval for the resolution by the Prime Minister as the Finance Minister to table the regulations at Parliament to obtain its approval.