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01.Recommendations of the Commission of inquiry on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation (LLRC) not Incorporated in the National Plan of Action - the proposal made by H.E. the President, to integrate 'the additional 53 recommendations that were not included in the Natonal Plan of Action at the initial stage, majority of which overlap with other recommendations or form part of the recommendations contained In the National Human Rights Action Plan, in order to fully represent the recommendations stated in the Report of the LLRC, was approved by the Cabinet.
02. National Migration Health Policy of Sri Lanka - the Sri Lanka National Migration Health Policy aims to engage all relevant sectors and agencies that are responsible to ensure the health of migrants throughout the migration Sri Lanka has recognized that outbound. internal and inbound migrants an families left behind by outbound migrants are the key groups considered in this policy. The above proposal made by Hon.Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health, was approved by the Cabinet. Salient featm.es of this Policy are
Outbound migrants and families left behind
- ensure the health and social well being of all migrants by guaranteeing their access to decent and productive employment in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity
- ensure health protection for ,Sri Lankan migrant workers by entering into Bilateral Agreements and Memoranda of' Understanding with countries that employ Sri Lankan migrant workers and
- develop and implement a coordinated plan to address the welfare needs, of single parent families where the single parent migrates for employment.
- develop a National Programme that addresses specific nutritional issues of vulnerable internal migrant population and
- ensure access to primary health care for internal migrant population, in partnership with private sector health care providers.
- identify and address conditions of public health concern in order to mitigate the impact of the migrants disease burden on national health or social, services and
- promote, Sri Lanka as a country with high health standards.
03.Rehabilitation Upgrading Modernization of Small and Medium Industrial Estates – there are 265 small and medium industrial firms engaged in manufacturing in the 18 Industrial Estates and these establishments provide direct employment to over 6,900 persons. The project components include the renovation of internal road networks, peripheral security fencing, water supply and sewerage improvements, internal, street lighting, fire protection systems and worker welfare facilities, The proposal made by Hon, Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development, to proceed with the project at a total cost of Rs.305.5 million, with funds to be provided from 2013 to 2015, was approved by the Cabinet.
04.Implementation of the Second Phase of providing of loan facilities for self employment in respect of persons rehabilitated and re-integrated into the society - the number of persons rehabilitated and re-integrated into the society after the conflict situation which prevailed in, the Northern and Eastern Provinces, stands at 11573, Steps were initiated to provide a sum of Rs.300 million in the form of loans to 1549 beneficiaries from the Northern and Eastern Provinces, through State Banks for self-employment purposes. The proposal made by Hon. Chandrasiri Gajadeera, Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, to provide a sum of Rs.525 million to provide loans to a further 4724 rehabilitated persons, was approved by the Cabinet.
05.Implementation of the Project for completion of the new Maternity Hospital Galle with the financial assistance of Euro 28 Million from the KfW Bank (Kreditanstalt furWeideraufbau) of Germany – The Helmut Kohl - Galle Maternity Hospital Foundation initiated for the construction of a new Maternity Hospital in the city of Galle in the South - West Coast of Sri Lanka, after the Tsunami which occurred in December, 2004. The proposal made by Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health to proceed with the above project with financial assistance in a sum of Euro 28 million to he provided by KfW Bank of Germany was approved by the Cabinet.
06.Construction, of a Four Storied Resource Center and an Auditorium for the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs - the proposal made by Hon.W.D.J. Seneviratne, Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs, to proceed with the construction of the above project at an estimated cost of Rs.271.7 million with funds to be made available under the Medium Term Budgetary Framework 2014 - 2016 and to select a contractor for the purpose through limited competitive bidding process, was approved by the Cabinet.
07.Local Authorities Filling of Vacancies (Special Provisions) Bill – the proposal made by Hon, A.L.M. Athaullah, Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils, to submit the above Bill prepared by the Legal Draftsman, to Parliament for approval. was approved by the Cabinet. This amendment is for the purpose of filling of vacancies in the Office of Mayor, Deputy Mayor or a Member, elected to any Local Authority under the provisions of the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance (Chapter 262).
08.The Annual Performance Report, 2012 or the Ministry of Eeonomic Development - the proposal made by Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development, to present the above Annual Performance Report to Parliament, was approved by the Cabinet. Some of the salient features are as follows
- ‘Divi Neguma’ National Programme - this programme was implemented under the Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Enterprise Development Sectors and a sum of Rs.2912.98 million had been spent in 2012 for the entire programme.
- Agriculture Sector – a Sum of Rs.1559.81 million had been spent in 2012 for the supply of inputs such as, seeds and plants etc. for this sector.
- Livestock Sector – a sum of Rs.365 million had been spent in 2012 for this sector.
- Social Security – Samurdhi Programme –a sum of Rs.10.553 million had, been distributed among 1,549,107 families in 2012 for the upliftment of living standards of low income groups.
- Programmes have also been implemented under the 'Gama Neguma' and 'Pura Neguma' Projects in 2012.
- Development and renovation works in the Northern and Easter Provinces – a sum of Rs.3310.93 million had been invested for the development of roads in the Northern Province, and Rs.1,149.83 million for such works in the Eastern Province. Rs.717.24 million was spent for the supply of electricity in the Districts of Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu.
09.Export of excess paddy stocks of the Paddy Marketing Board - the Paddy Marketing Board expects to purchase around 75,000 to 100,000 MT. of paddy from the total harvest of Yala Season towards end of July, 2013. With the view to make available the storage facilities required for the purpose, the proposal made by Hon. Johnston Fernando, Minister of Co-operatives and Internal Trade, to convert 50,000 MT. of paddy available in stores, to rice and sell, them to foreign countries, after retaining a buffer stock of 50,000 MT. of paddy, was approved by the Cabinet.