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Cabinet Decisions

Cabinet Decisions

Construction of the headquarters of the Civil Security Department

The proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence, to obtain allocations of Rs. 42 million for the construction of the above new Headquarters in a new land of one acre at Moratuwa, which is currently located in a rented building at Bambalapitiya with the labour contribution of Civil Security Department, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Construction of detention centres to be used in disaster situations in the 25 districts

Currently, schools and religious places of worship are mainly used as detention centres during disaster situations. Use of school buildings affect educational activities of children badly and they do not have ample facilities to be operated as relief centres. Accordingly, it has been proposed to construct common detention centres which can be used in any disaster situation.

According to a proposal made by Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, the Cabinet has decided to construct 100 detention centres that can facilitate 100-200 detainees, covering all the 25 districts within the period of 2018-2020 and to prepare a method to utilize these buildings and resources in a fruitful manner in times which they are not used as detention centres.

Construction of sports HOTEL IN National High Altitude Sports Training Centre

It has been planned to construct a sports hotel in line with the construction of the above training centre and the proposal made by Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, to transfer a land of one acre, one rood and 23.69 perches, which is owned by UDA located at Badulla Road, Nuwara Eliya, to the Ministry of Sports on the above purpose, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Transfer of Ruwanpura Urban Children’s Park constructed in Ratnapura New Town as a free grant to Ratnapura Municipal Council

Above children’s park is built in a land of one acre, one rood and 16.30 perches, owned by the UDA. The proposal made by Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, to transfer the above park to Ratnapura Municipal Council as a free grant for maintaining its tasks, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Conducting an environmental impact assessment for construction of a Industrial Estate of Aquaculture in Mannar District

Above estate is proposed to be constructed in a land of 1,491 hectares, located adjacent to Wedithalathivu Sanctuary in Mannar District. Considering the proposal made by Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera and recommendations of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Management, the cabinet of Ministers has decided to instruct relevant officials to conduct a feasibility study and environmental impact assessment as its first step.

Providing incentives for desiccated coconut industrialists

Due to the drought prevailed from the beginning of 2017, the coconut harvest has reduced and coconut price in the domestic market has increased, causing about a 25 percent reduction in export of desiccated coconut. Accordingly, the proposal made by Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake, to grant reliefs to these exporters who face difficulties in this situation using Rs. 50 million from the Coconut Mills Development Fund of the Coconut Development Authority, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Researches for fruitful bio control of pests and diseases in tea cultivation

The proposal made by Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake, to sign a MoU between Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka and Synkromax Biotech (Pvt) Ltd of India on the above matter, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Essential welfare and livelihood development for women and children affected by floods and landslides

The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media has granted Rs. 75 million to the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs, and other public institutions, NGOs and private institutions have provided reliefs on the above purpose.

According to a proposal made by Women and Child Affairs Minister Chandrani Bandara, the Cabinet of Ministers has decided to prepare a sustainable method and a mechanism for assuring continuous financial assistance for providing reliefs for women and children.

World Postal Day Celebrations 2017 - Polonnaruwa

To mark the 143rd world postal day, its national celebration will be held at Polonnaruwa under the patronage of the President on October 9 at Polonnaruwa. Programmes including renovation of 34 post and sub post offices, holding of blood donation campaigns and social services projects in divisional level, and to hold a appreciation programme for about 25,000 postal staff, will be held in line with the celebrations. Above information was presented to the Cabinet of Ministers by Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H.A. Haleem.

Allocation of a land for a combined solid waste management project implemented by Chilaw Urban Council and Chilaw and Arachchikattuwa Pradeshiya Sabhas

The proposal made by Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faizer Musthapha, to transfer a land of five acres called Manaweriya Watta in Karukkuliya Grama Niladhari Division which is owned by Land Reforms Commission to the Chilaw Urban Council on a 30 year lease basis to implement the above solid waste management project, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Transfer a land to Sri Lanka Police for construction of Bulathsinhala Police Station

The proposal made by Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake, to transfer a land of about four acres owned by Horana Plantation Company located in Bulathsinhala Grama Niladhari Division, to construct a permanent building for the Bulathsinhala Police Station, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Commencement of a Tamil medium secondary school in Mathugama

There are about 18 Tamil medium primary schools in Mathugama area and they have to go to schools in Horana or Kalutara for their secondary education while students who follow AL in maths and science streams in Tamil medium should go to schools in Beruwala or Darganagar zones. Hence it is essential to commence a Tamil Medium Secondary School in Mathugama area.

Considering a joint proposal made by National Coexistence, Dialogue and Official Languages Minister Mano Ganeshan and Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, the Cabinet of Ministers has decided to allocate a land of five acres owned by Namunukula Plantation Company to commence a Tamil medium secondary school in Mathugama area.

Improvement of water pipe system in line with Orugodawatta – Ambathale Road Development Project

The Uni Credit Bank of Austria has agreed to provide 85 percent of the cost of above project and the rest 15 percent will be provide by the People’s Bank. Accordingly, the proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, to enter in to relevant loan agreements, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Construction of a seventeen storied office building and four factories in lieu of buildings affected by Elevated Highway Project funded by Asian Development Bank

The proposal made by Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella, to implement above constructions, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Award of contracts for construction of buildings in universities

The proposal made by Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella, to award contracts for following scopes of work in six universities as recommended by TEC and Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

1)Building for Bio System Technology Education and for English Language Learning Centre at Sri Lanka Eastern University

2)Quarters for the staff of University of Sabaragamuwa

3)Building complex for Department of Technology Education of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the Eastern University of Sri Lanka

4)Extension of the western building of the Faculty of Management and Finance at the University of Colombo

5)Extension of main library building and construction of a building for the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Peradeniya

6)Building for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Wayamba

Implementation of university infrastructure development projects

The proposal made by Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella, to implement 14 infrastructure development projects in universities at a cost of Rs. 7,640.23 million within the period of 2018-2020 at the universities of Peradeniya, Rajarata, Sri Jayewardenepura, Sabaragamuwa, Jaffna, Wayamba and the Open University, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Construction of Accident and Intensive Care Units, accident wards and theatres of the Gampola Base Hospital

Above hospital with 350 beds also acts as a teaching hospital for medical students in the University of Peradeniya. Accordingly, the proposal made by Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, to award the contract for above tasks to the lowest responsible bidder i.e. M/s Electro Metal Pressings (Pvt) Ltd, as recommended by the TEC and Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Construction of hostels for nurses of the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital

There is a staff of about 750 nurses at the above hospital and only 200 out of them have been provided hostel facilities and bids have been called to build a new hostel for providing accommodation for another 300 nurses. Accordingly, the proposal made by Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, to award the contract for above task to the lowest responsible bidder i.e. M/s Sripalie Contractors (Pvt) Ltd, as recommended by the TEC and Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Construction of Accident and Intensive Care Unit of the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital

There are nine contractors who have presented bids for the above project. Accordingly, the proposal made by Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, to award the contract for above tasks to the lowest responsible bidder i.e. M/s Electro Metal Pressings (Pvt) Ltd, as recommended by the TEC and Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Construction of Accident and Intensive Care Unit of the Kandy Teaching Hospital

There are 11 contractors who have presented bids for the above project. Accordingly, the proposal made by Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, to award the contract for above tasks to the lowest responsible bidder i.e. M/s Link Engineering (Pvt) Ltd, as recommended by the TEC and Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Construction of Health Ministry building to be extended to 16 storeys

Contract of constructing above building was awarded to CECB at a cost of Rs. 3,896.55 million by the Cabinet and constructions are underway. As it is not enough to room all the sections of the ministry, the proposal made by Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, to construct the building as a 16-storeyed building and to increase its cost to Rs. 5,979.29 million and award the construction as agreed earlier to the CECB, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Construction of National Strokes Unit at Colombo East Base Hospital, Mulleriyawa

There are nine contractors who have presented bids for the above project. Accordingly, the proposal made by Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, to award the contract for above task to the lowest responsible bidder i.e. M/s RN Constructions (Pvt) Ltd, as recommended by the TEC and Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Construction of a Cardiology Unit at the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital

Patients have to be transferred to other hospitals due to the absence of a Cardiology Unit in the above hospital which provides treatments for numerous patients in Batticaloa and adjacent districts. Hence building the above unit is considered essential.

There are 13 contractors who have presented bids for the above project. Accordingly, the proposal made by of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, to award the contract for above task to the lowest responsible bidder i.e. M/s Ancheneye Constructions (Pvt) Ltd, as recommended by the TEC and Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

MoU between Lakshman Kadiragamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies

The proposal made by Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake, to sign the above MoU during the official visit of the President in Bangladesh to be done in the near future for exchange benefits between the two countries in the relevant field, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

MoU between Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute and Foreign Services Academy of Bangladesh

The proposal made by Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake, to sign the above MoU during the official visit of the President in Bangladesh to be done in the near future for exchange benefits between the two countries in the relevant field, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Transfer the land which Kothmale Mahaweli Maha Seya is being built to Mahaweli Cultural Foundation Trust

The above trust has been established to gain various objectives including completion and maintenance of Mahaweli Maha Seya. Accordingly, President Maithripala Sirisena has informed that steps have been taken to grant the above land of 40 acres, three roods and 31.6 perches to the said trust with the recommendations of the Department of Archaeology.

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