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Cabinet Decisions

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By ITN News Editor July 25, 2018 18:41

Cabinet Decisions

The Cabinet of Ministers have approved an Agri-Irrigation Development Project that helps to mitigate climate change.

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture to invest 140 million US dollars to implement the project during the period of 2018-2024 with assistance of World Bank Funds.
Livelihood Development project will be implemented targeting Model Village Beneficiaries through ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’ and ‘Gamperaliya’ National Programs. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Housing and Constructions in this regard.
Construction of Kandy Multi Transport Terminal has also been given cabinet approval. The proposal presented by Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development for 1,460 million rupees provisions to construct the Multi Transport Terminal in Kandy was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
The cabinet has endorsed the program to strengthen small scale Rubber Plantations. The proposal in this regard was presented by Naween Dissanayake, Minister of Plantations to provide modern tool set worth 5000 rupees, manufactured by Sri Lanka Rubber Research Institute, to 10,000 “Thuru Saviya” members during 2018-2019, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
A new program will be carried out to facilitate the temporary sheltering centers where women affected by violence are accommodated. The Cabinet of Ministers have granted its approval to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with “Women in Need” and “Jaffna Social Action Centre” for the administration of Temporary Sheltering Centres for women in Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Batticaloa, Colombo and Matara Districts. The cabinet of Ministers approved the Proposal Presented by Chandrani Bandara, Minister of Women and Child affaires to provide a qualified staff and other necessary facilities by the government.
A program has been put forward to conserve the Nilwala River Basin. The cabinet of Ministers approved the Proposal presented by Sagala Rathnayaka, Minister of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development to invest 62 million rupees to conserve Nilwala River Basin from Pitabeddara to Kotapola with the assistance of the Ministry of Water Resources and Disaster Management.
5000 Rail Tracks will be procured. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to award the contract of providing 5000 EN 45 E1 Rail Tracks, to M/s Angang Group International Panzlimua Co. Ltd. for 2.13 million US dollars.

Facilities of the Swami Vipulananda institute of Aesthetic Studies affiliated to the Eastern University will be enhanced. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha, Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs in this regard.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 25, 2018 18:41

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