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01/07. Agreement between the Republic of Ukraine and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on Co-operation in the field of tourism
- the proposal made by Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development, to give effect to the above Agreement entered into between the Republic of Ukraine and the Government of Sri Lanka, on Co-operation in the field of tourism between the two countries, was approved by the Cabinet.
02/12. Kandy City Development Plan - the proposal made by H.E. the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence and Urban Development, to proceed with the Kandy City Development Plan, was approved by the Cabinet. The following projects have been identified under Phase I of the programme:
- improvements to the road network from Peradeniya to Katugastota by providing a 4 - lane facility with overhead bridges and tunnels where necessary;
- construction of pedestrian walkway from Kandy railway station area to the Clock Tower Bus Stand area, improvements to the Clock Tower Bus Stand, relocation of trade stalls along the station road to effect the road improvement and construction of a walk way around Kandy Lake; and
- construction of a Public Car Park above the railway line at Wadugodapitiya Street.
03/13. Programme Funded by the Local banks for the rehabilitation of National Highways through domestic contractors –
the proposal made by H.E. The President, in his capacity as the Minister of Ports and Highways, to include all National Highways approved for rehabilitation under one list under this programme and select them to be developed on a priority basis; to call for technical and financial proposals from domestic contractors for the rehabilitation of 716.51 km of such roads; and to obtain funds for the purpose through local banks with Treasury guarantees, was approved by the Cabinet.
4/17. New Facilities for Several Universities
Construction of a two Storied Building to cater to the additional student intake of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce University of Sri Jayewardenepura the proposal made by Hon. S.B. Dissanayake, Minister of Higher Education, to implement the above project at a total cost of Rs. 40 million, with the view to providing accommodation to the additional student intake and to entrust the construction work to the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB), was approved by the Cabinet.
Increasing the number of Scholarships offered by the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University –
the above University has been engaged in offering Degrees to foreign students of the SAARC Region and approval has already been granted for the intake of foreign cadets (02 from each country for each intake) from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Maldives. The proposal made by H.E. the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence and Urban Development, to extend this facility as a gesture of goodwill to Myanmar, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Vietnam, was approved by the Cabinet. The officer cadets will be entitled to food, accommodation, uniforms and rations on par with those entitled to Sri Lankan cadets, out of University funds and an annual stipend of Rs.96,000 will be paid to each cadet.
Construction of a Pre-Cast Building for the Faculty of Commerce and Management - University of Kelanlya - the proposal made by Hon. S.B. Dissanayake, Minister of Higher Education, to commence construction work of the above three storied building in 2013 at a total cost of Rs.25 million and to entrust the work to the State Engineering Corporation, was approved by the Cabinet.
Construction of the Building for Faculty of Applied Sciences - Final Phase - Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Kuliyapitiya - the proposal made by Hon. S.B. Dissasnayake, Minister of Higher Education, to award the construction work of the above at a total cost of Rs.367 million, to commence this project in 2013 and complete same within two years, was approved by the Cabinet,
5/18 Construction of a New Two Storied Building for Divisional Secretariat,
Medawachchiya - the Divisional Secretary's Division consists of 37 Grama Niladhari Divisions and the total population is 50141. With the view to providing better facilities to the people in the area, the proposal made by Hon. W.DJ Seneviratne, Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs, to construct the above new building at a total cost of Rs.24.96 million, was approved by the Cabinet.
6/30. Construction of Pre-Fabricated Buildings for the Police Department - with the return of normalcy in civilian life in the Northern and Eastern Provinces, the necessity has arisen for the establishment of new Police Stations to maintain law and order in areas where resettlement has taken place. The proposal made by H.E. the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence and Urban Development, to award the construction of the above buildings to the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB), was approved by the Cabinet.
7/35. Construction of the proposed eight storied building for the Epilepsy Hospital and Health Care Centre at the National Hospital, Colombo, under Saudi Government Assistance –
the proposal made by Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health, to award the above tender to the lowest responsive bidder, at a total cost of Rs.1,793,448,086.06, as recommended by the Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee (SCAPC), was approved by the Cabinet.
8/44. Submission of Gazette Notification issued under the Imports and Exports (Control) Act, No.01 of 1969 to Parliament -with the vesting of the assets of the Peiwatta and Sesrenagala Sugar Industries in the Government, the production of sugar and sugar related products such as ethanol has increased. With the view to reducing the importation of ethanol used for the manufacture of alcohol and pharmaceuticals, the proposal made by H.E. the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning, to submit the above gazette notification to Parliament for approval, was approved by the Cabinet.
9/45. Signing of Loan Agreement between the Government of Sri Lanka and European Investment Bank for the financing of investments on Small and Medium Enterprises and Green Energy Sectors in Sri Lanka - the European Investment Bank has agreed to provide financial assistance in a sum of Euro 90 million to the Government of Sri Lanka to finance Small and Medium Enterprises Development and for investments in Green Energy Sectors such as renewable energy initiatives of the Public and Private Sector Companies. The proposal made by H.E. the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning, to proceed with the activities relating to loan arrangements with the European Investment Bank, was approved by the Cabinet.