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    Decisions Taken by Cabinet of Ministers on its meeting held on 21.05.2019 Featured

    May 22, 2019
    1. Revising implementation period of the second National Action Plan of the Open Government Partnership – Doc 07

     The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative that is aimed at securing a concrete commitment from the Governments on policies to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. Under the Open Government Partnership (OGP), all the participating countries are obliged to develop an Action Plan inclusive of their voluntary commitments spanning for 02 years. Approval of the Cabinet had been granted previously for the implementation of the First 02 year Action Plan of the OGP (2016-2018) of the Government of Sri Lanka. The Cabinet approval has been granted for the Second stage which was planned to be implemented with the participation of Government Sector from 31.10.2018 to 30.09.2020.  H.E. the President Maithreepala Sirisena informed the Cabinet of Ministers that this implementation period was amended as 01.03.2019 to 31.08.2021.

    1. Implementation of the Second Stage of  - “Virusara Privilege Card” – Doc 13

    In addition to present “Virusara Privilege Card” holders, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by H.E. the President  Maithreepala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Defense to issue "Virusara  Privilege Cards" to present and ex- Officers in Tri Forces/Police and Civil Defense Force who engaged in their duties during 1983-2009 period. And for the dependants of diseased or missing Civil Officers attached to above institutions and to Civil Officers disabled during this period.

    1. German Financial Cooperation for strengthening  National Natural Disaster Insurance Scheme. – Doc

    National Insurance Trust Fund has commenced an insurance scheme to cover all the house owners  in the island.  Credit Institute for Reconstruction  (kfu) bank and Insurance Development Forum in Germany have agreed to provide technical assistance worth of Euro 2.5 million. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance to enter in to agreements in this regard.

    1. Conversion of Vavuniya Campus of  the University of Jaffna  in to University of Vavuniya – Doc 23

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Rauff Hakeem, Minister of City Planning , Water Supply and Higher Education, to convert the Vavuniya campus of the University of Jaffna  in to University of Vavuniya.

    1. Development of waste water collecting, cleaning and disposal systems in Polonnaruwa and Batticaloa Doc -26

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Rauff Hakeem, Minister of City Planning , Water Supply and Higher Education  to  conduct Feasibility studies  on  implementing proposed  waste water collecting,  Cleaning and disposal system in Thamankaduwa Divisional Secretariat in Polonnaruwa District and developing proposed waste water collecting,  Cleaning and disposal system in Manmunai South Divisional Secretariat in  Batticaloa District.

     

    1. Implementation of the second phase of medical faculty construction project  in the University of Sabaragamuwa  Doc-27

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Rauff Hakeem, Minister of City Planning , Water Supply and Higher Education  to implement the second phase of medical faculty construction project  in the University of Sabaragamuwa  during 2020-2021 period using a loan facility provided by the Saudi Development Fund.

    1. Ruwanwella Water Supply Project – Doc 28

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the combined proposal presented Hon.Ranil Wickramasinghe Minister of  National Policies, Economic Affairs,  Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Development and Youth Affairs and Hon. Rauff Hakeem, Minister of City Planning , Water Supply and Higher Education  to implement this project in 2019 by providing estimated amount for the constructions of  Imbulana, Kannathota, and Panapitiya reservoirs  from the treasury.

     

    1. Continuation of urban regeneration Project in Colombo  Doc-38

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and  Western Development to build 2,272 houses in Maligawatta Railway Dept. Land,Apple Watta in Keththaramaya, Kimbula Ela in Blumendal and Irrigation Department Land in Rathmalana under the loan scheme of Asian infrastructure investment bank.

    1. Reconstruction of Kudawilachchiya and Dematagala Wewa  Doc-42

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved proposal presented by Hon. P. Harrison, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic and Livestock Development to  accomplish reconstructions of Kudawilachchiya wewa with Rs.10000 million within 3 years   and  to accomplish Dematagala Wewa  reconstructions and Hewanella  Anicut and Feeder Channel with Rs. 724 million investment.

    1. Time extension for the feasibility  study of  Cocoa  Development project in Hambangt

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Sagala Ratnayake, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Southern Development to extend the period allocated for the Feasibility Study by six months.

    1. Revision of Official Language Commission Act No 18 of 1991 Doc -53

     

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Mano Ganeshan, Minister of National Integration, Official Languages, Social Progress and Hindu Cultural Affairs to amend the Official Language Commission Act No 18 of 1991 to empower the commission as necessary.

     

    1. Awarding the Consultancy Service Contract of the 1st phase of Kalu River Water Supply widening Project  - Doc 55

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Rauff Hakeem, Minister of City Planning , Water Supply and Higher Education  to award this Consultancy Service Contract to the joint venture  made by  M/s Nishon Studio Consultations Co. Ltd in Japan with M/s TEC International Co. Ltd in Japan, Seawater Consultants company Pvt. Ltd   and Resource Development Consultants  company Ltd. in Sri Lanka for Japanese yen  558.2 million and Rs. 773.19 million.

    1. Purchasing 02 Digital Fluoroscopy Equipments used to detect  diseases related to blood vessels Doc – 57

    The cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by  Dr. Rajitha Senarathne , Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to purchase 02 digital fluoroscopy equipments from Dimo company  Pvt .Ltd for Rs. 1.1 million and to award the 5 year maintenance and service contract for Rs. 35.8 million at the end of 2 year warranty period.

    1. Purchasing Trastuzumab Injection 440 mg  20 ml Solvent Vials that used as a cancer treatment

    Doc 58

    The cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by  Dr. Rajitha Senarathne , Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to award the procurement of purchasing 1,875 vials of Trastuzumab Injection 440 mg with 20 ml Solvent vials  to Medmart Farma Pvt. Ltd for Rs.89.7 million.

    1. Purchasing 29 Phacoemulsification Equipments that used in eye lens transplant surgery

    The cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by  Dr. Rajitha Senarathne , Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to award  the procurement of purchasing 29 Phacoemulsification Equipments to M/s Delmage Forsyth & Co. Ltd for  USD 1.18 million and enter into a 5 year service and maintenance contract with same company that payable  Rs. 937,850/- per each equipment , commencing at the end of two year warranty period   .

    1. Purchasing MRI Scan Machine for Jaffna Teaching Hospital  - Doc 60

    The cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by  Dr. Rajitha Senarathne , Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to  purchase MRI machine from DIMO Company PVT.LTD for  USD 1.65 million and Rs/44.85 million  and enter in to 5 year service and Maintenance Contract commence at the end of two year warranty period with the same company  for Rs. 296,231/-

    1. Enhancing the Ceylon Electricity Board's Distribution  Network – No 61.

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Ravi Karunanayaka, Minister of Power , Energy and Business  Development to purchase items in Package 5 and Lot 5 of the project from M/s Leader Cable  Industry Berhad  for USD 3.17 million and Rs.9.43 million.

     

    1. Planning and Construction of Flyover in Kohuwala and Getambe Doc  62

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Kabeer Hashim, Minister of Road , Road Development and Petroleum  Resourced Development to award this contract to Betonutepito Compaby Pvt Ltd in Hungary for Rs. 52 million and enter into necessary loan agreements.

    1. Publishing forbidden organizations - Doc 64

    H.E. The president Maithreepala Sirisena informed the cabinet of Ministers that  in accordance with the powers vested in H.E. the President, the organizations National Tawheed Jamat , Jamathei Milathu Ibrahim and Vilayat Us Seilani are banned  in Sri Lanka and respective Extraordinary Gazette No 2123/2 has been issued on 13.05.2019.

    1. Postponement of  18th conference of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Partners which is to be held in Colombo - Doc 65

    Hon. John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Cultural Affairs informed the Cabinet of Ministers that  the CITES CoP 18 which was planned to be held at  Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall ,Colombo in May and June 2019.

    1. Grant of 8 Mobile ambulances for Early detection of Kidney disease - Doc 68

    The cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by  Dr. Rajitha Senarathne , Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to  enter into an agreement with the Government of China to accept the grant of 8 Mobile ambulances for Early detection of Kidney disease.

    1. Naming an Official Languages Day and concurrently a week  - Doc 69

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Mano Ganetion , Minister of National Integration, Official Languages , Social Progress and Hindu Cultural Affairs to  name the 3rd of June as the Official Languages Day and to carry out programs during  the following week  with contribution  of public and non-public sector, aiming at effective implementation of Official Language Policy

    1. Implementing the recommendations of  Committee of Ministers  to ensure continuous supply of electricity   - Doc 71

    The cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, to purchase electricity at a price of  Rs. 26.20 per Unit from 200 MW  Power Plant to be established in Kelawarpitiya,  for 6 months  from June 2019  and    from 200 MW Power plant in Galle  for 9 months from September 2019.

    1. Compensation for the damages caused by conflicts happened in several places in the Island. Doc 72

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe to provide compensations for damaged Mosques using the same procedure compensations were provided for the damages caused by Easter Sunday attack.

     Physical and Human Recourses  Development Program in Uwa Wellassa

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera Minister of Finance and Hon. Ranjith Madduma Bandara Minister of Public Administration and Disaster Management to implement this project using Rs.400 million provisions allocated for the Ministry of Public Administration and Disaster Management.

    1. Strengthening the Families affected by the terrorist attack – Doc 74

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Housing, Constructions and Cultural Affairs to secure funds for the implementation of 'Swashakthi' human development special program by the Urban Colony Development Authority with the coordination of 'Seth Sarana' Social Service Institution.

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