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1/09 Immediate relief for families affected by Uma Oya project
• On a proposal made by Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management Mr. Nimal Siripala de Silva the cabinet gave its approval to implement a relief scheme to pay compensation for the families affected by the Uma Oya Mulitpurpose Development Project implemented with the assistance from the Islamic Republic of Iran
• Total number of families affected by the construction work in the project is 714 inclusive of 280 families whose houses were affected.
• For those families who will lose their houses due to acquisition will be provided blocks of land in the extent between 10 to 40 perches for the construction of houses at Uva Paranagama Moragolla estate, part of Welimada Dyraba estate and in Wellawaya Ds division.
• Further compensation will be paid for the land acquired based on the market value.
• In order to process the acquisition on a expedited manner a valuation committee and an Appeal committee will be appointed.
2/21 Diplomatic Relations to be established with Republic of San Marino
• On the recommendation of Acting Minister of External Affairs Mr.Neomal Perera the cabinet of ministers has decided to establish diplomatic relation with the Republic of San Marino, a small independent enclave near central Italy. San Marino, a country with parliamentary democracy is having the world’s oldest written Constitution enacted in 1600 AD.
• It is one of the wealthiest country in Europe with the population of 32,140 and the per capita income of US$ 37,830. There is potential for Sri Lanka to promote tourism and to export as it has an annual tourists arrival of 3.5 million.
3/22 SLIDA to get a Learning and Training campus out of Colombo
• On a proposal made by Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs Mr. W.D.J. Senevirathne the cabinet gave its approval to construct a Learning and Training campus for Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration at Ambewela in Nuwara Eliya on a 50 acre land identified for the purpose.
• The government has felt it is necessary to create a horizontally and vertically integrated, mutually bonded administrative environment in the country.
4/24 International Conference on Environment Revolution to be held in Sri Lanka
• On a proposal by minister of Environment the cabinet agreed to hold the International conference on Environment Revolution in Sri Lanka during this year.
It is envisaged that this will be an opportunity for the country to raise its image in the international arena
• Important ministers and internationally recognized environmental experts from India and experts from other countries are expected to partake at this forum jointly organized by Sri Lanka and India
5/28 Combined development work plan proposed for Weli Oya DS Division
• On a joint proposal by Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Wimal Weerawansa and M.H.Gunaratna Weerakoon the Cabinet decided to implement a combined development work plan to improve the housing program in the Weli Oya DS Division.
• People living in the Grama Niladhari Divisions in the Divisional Secretariat Division of
Weli-Oya were badly affected due to terrorist activities which prevailed in the
region during the last three decades.
• There are more than 3,100 families living in this area known as Mahaweli L Zone of which 857 families live in huts and temporary houses.
• According to this new program to be implemented through ministry of Resettlement initially 500 families will be provided with Rs 300,000 each for housing facilities. Further toilets, drinking water from wells internal roadways and other basic facilities will also be provided and Rs 150 million will be allocated from the general treasury to the ministry of Resettlement for the purpose.
6/32 Warehouse facilities for three Ventures at Hambantota Port –
• The proposal made by the President, in his capacity as Minister of Ports and Highways, to award the contract for Warehousing Facilities to three bidders, as recommended by the Cabinet Appointed Negotiating Committee, and to lease out the relevant land lots for operation of Warehouses, was approved by the Cabinet.
• Accordingly following companies have been granted permission; M/s Shree Renuka Sugar Ltd of India for a Sugar refinery plant, M/s Peak Energy Pvt Ltd of Singapore for petro chemical plants and M/s Haleys Adventis Ltd for Fetrtilizer Processing and bagging plant.
7/33 14 National Highways to be rehabilitated
• Under project for Rehabilitation of National Highways with Concrete Surfacing through Domestic Contractors another 328.77 Km belonging to 14 national highways will be developed as proposed by the President in his capacity as the Minister of Ports and Highways through local contractors, by obtaining the necessary funds from the local Banks
• Already work on the rehabilitation of 662.04 km of roadways at a cost of US $ 500 million is under the same project is underway