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Cabinet Decisions

Cabinet Decisions

Funds to implement the project for generating solar power systems installed on buildings

The government expects to generate 200 MW at year 2020 and to improve it to 1000 MW at year 2025 through "Sooryabala Sangramaya" programme. The ADB has agreed to provide loan assistance for development of market infrastructure, preparation of sub projects that loans could be obtain, and improvement of knowledge and capacity of all parties to assist in above programme and the proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs to hold negotiations and enter into relevant agreements in this regard, was approved by the cabinet of Ministers.

Airport Hotel near the Bandaranaike International Airport

Two land lots have been allocated to two investors for constructing of two star class hotels with minimum 100 rooms at the BIA, but one of the investors has decided to discontinue further activities in this regard and the proposal made by the minister of transport and civil aviation to call for proposals to select another suitable investor in this regard, was approved by the cabinet of ministers.

Protection of Kandyan Heritage

It is essential to protect the kandyan Heritage that includes historic places, small reservoirs and irrigations and folk arts and crafts in Central and Uva Provinces.

Accordingly, the proposal made by the Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage, S.B. Dissanayake, to establish a statutory Board called 'Kandyan Heritage Protection Authority' by a Parliamentary act for implementation of several projects in this regard, was approved by the cabinet of ministers.

Guidelines and house plans for resettlement of families displaced due to floods and landslides

The Government has implemented a programme to provide houses for families displaced due to floods & landslides in several districts occurred in May 2017 and above guidelines and houses plans have been prepared by the National Building Research Institute.

The proposal made by the Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, to implement the resettlement programme according to said guidelines, was approved by the cabinet of Ministers.

Renovations of the Planetarium, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's planetarium, which was built in 1965, is one of the largest planetariums in the world with 23 m diameter and 500 seating capacity.

As the planetariums has not been renovated recently, the proposal made by the Ministers of Science, Technology and Research, Susil Premajayantha, to implemented renovations which have been identified to be done with immediate effect, was approved by the Cabinet Minsters.

New Development Projects in Health Sector

Sri Lanka's health sector has gained a huge improvement with investments made by the government and it is engaged in 100% of preventive health services, 90%-95% of inpatient services & 40% to 50% outpatient services. Health indicators are maintained similar to developed countries and Services is provided free of charge, and they should be further developed.

The government has planned to provide case access to specialist services for the public by developing several terminal hospitals with facilities, child, cancer surgical, maternity, neo natal and dental wards, and laboratories and pharmaceutical store facilities. The proposal made by The Minister of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne to obtain funds for implementing several projects to be implemented in 2018 at a cost of Rs. 28000 million, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Establishment of Amaradeva Aesthetic and Research Centre

Pandith Amaradeva, was a prominent figure in developing a unique Sri Lankan music, and his creations are considered as a national heritage. The government has propose to established 'Amaradeva Asapuwa' which comprises of facilities and infrastructure related to music, for bestowing this heritage to the future generation.

Accordingly, the proposal made by the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera, to established the above institution by a parliament act, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers

Implementation of Western region Megapolis Initiatives project Office

Above office was established in 2015 and 11 project offices have been established until the establishment of Western Region Megapolis Authority. To prevent the duplication of activities of these project, the proposal made by the Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka, to end the operation of Western Region Megapolis Planning Project, and to rename other projects in there definite titles as follows to ensure their proper implementation, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

* Western Region Air City Development Project

* Western Costal Region City Development Project

* Western Region Plantation Industries City Development Project

* Western Region Tourist City Development City

* Western Region Technological City Development Project

* Western Region Administrative City Development Project

* Western Region Green City Development Project

* Western Region Transport Development Project

* Western Region Solid Waste Management Project

* Western Region Combined Community Development Project

* Western Region Planning Project

Management of the fall in Pepper price

Pepper planters have faced many difficulties with the fall of pepper price, and the Cabinet has decided to appoint a Committee Chaired by the Minister of Finance and Mass Media and comprised of the Ministers of Primary Industries, Disaster Management, Development Strategies and International Trade, Industry and Commerce, and irrigation and Water Resources Management to look in to this matter and present a report to the Cabinet of Ministers.

Inclusion of Ozone Friendly Tea Logo to the uniform of Sri Lanka Cricket Team

The Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone Layer in 1992 has decided to limit the use of methyl Bromide alias Bromo-methane and accordingly, Sri Lanka has completely stopped the use of this chemical in tea plantation, which was earlier used as a pesticide. It has also been appreciated internationally.

Sri Lanka Tea Board has introduced 'Ozone Friendly Tea Logo' to mark this achievement, and the proposal made by H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena, as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment, to discuss with relevant parties to include this logo to the uniform of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team as a way of promoting Sri Lanka Tea in international market, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Improvement of Navigational Services complex of BIA, Katunayake

The proposal made by the Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, to award the above contract as recommended by the SCAPC, to a cost of Rs. 201.39 million, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Construction of Pambahinna Water Supply Scheme

The proposal made by the City Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem, to award the constructions of above contract as recommended by the SCAPC, At a cost of Rs 1019.47 million to provide safe drinking water to residents in Pambahinna, Muththettuwegama, Puwakgahawela, Karagasthalawa, Kinchigune and Kumbalgama areas and to the University of Sabaragamuwa, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Purchasing of Medicine to treat patients with immuno deficiency

The Proposal made by Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne to award the above tender as recommended by the SCAPC to an amount of USD 637,000 was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers

Award of contract to build a new bridge across Kelani River

The Proposal made by Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella to award the Contract for Building the above bridge of 380 m with six lanes and its access roads to an amount of Rs. 9896 Million as recommended by the SCAPC was approved by the cabinet of Ministers.

Supply of water for wild animals and for preventing forest fires in forest reserves

The proposal made by sustainable Development and Wildlife Minister, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, to provide 10 Tractor water Bowsers to the Department of wildlife Conservation, on the above purpose, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

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