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1.Procurement of Essential/Life Saving Drugs for Government Hospitals
the Proposal made by Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health, for the Purchase of Essential/Life Saving Drugs for Government Hospitals up to a maximum of Rs.159,000,000.00 on the recommendations of the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) and the standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee (SCAPC) was approved by the Cabinet.
2.Obtaining Membership of the International Treaty on Plant Gene Resources for Food & Agriculture
the International Treaty on Gene Resources for Food and Agriculture was established in 2002 and 128 countries have become signatories to this Treaty. it has become a timely need for Sri Lanka to obtain Membership of International Organizations of this nature which Provide valuable opportunities for conservating plant genetic resources and their sustainable usage. The proposal made by Hon.Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana, Minister of Agriculture, for Sri Lanka to sign the above Treaty, was approved by the Cabinet.
3.Tender for Supply of 1,000,000 Doses of Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccine Live BP or Measles, Mumps and Rubella Virus Vaccine USP
the Proposal made by Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health, to award the above contract, as recommended by the Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee (SCAPC) for a total price of US$,125,000.00 (LKR 146,403,562.50) was approved by the Cabinet.
4.Tender for the Supply of 2,400,000 Doses of Japanese Encephalitis Live Vaccine for Human Use
the Proposal made by Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health, to call for fresh tenders for the above and to enhance the Previous year tender by 50% (300,000 doses) from the same supplier at the same price, to avoid any shortages of this vaccine in hospitals to continue the immunization programme, was approved by the Cabinet.
5.Submission of the Annual Report of the Central Bank for the year 2012 to Parliament
the above Annual Report submitted by H.E.the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning, was approved by the Cabinet for presentation to Parliament. Some of its salient features are as follows:
o The Sri Lankan economy grew at a healthy rate of 6.4%;
o Inflation was contained at a single digit level at 7.6%;
o Investment as a percentage of GDP was 30.6%;
o The external sector strengthened during the year benefiting from the policy measures that were adopted in early
2012 to improve macroeconomic stability;
o The agroci;tire sectpr grew bu 5.8% in 2012;
o The industry sector grew by 10.3% during the year, contributing slubstantially to the expansion of the economy in
o Remittances by migrant workers increased by 16.3% to US$ 6 billion during the year, continuing to be the largest
single source of foreign exchange inflow to Sri Lanka. (niz)