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Flood victims of 2016 compensated

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By ITN News Editor August 7, 2019 19:09

Flood victims of 2016 compensated

The cabinet of Ministers has granted their approval to provide compensations for damaged houses caused by flood in 2016.

The cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Prime Minister to provide 20,000 rupees allowance for 8,879 housing units as recommended by the Divisional Secretary, Kolonnawa and to provide necessary funds to the Ministry of Public Administration, Disaster Management and livestock development.

Meanwhile, the cabinet approval was also granted to compensation to be paid to victims affected by the construction of Kalametiya Fisheries Harbor. The Cabinet approved the combined proposal presented by Minister of Agriculture, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development and the Minister of Finance to secure funds to compensate 28 Beach Seine Owners 5 million rupees per each, who are affected by the construction of Kalametya Fishery Harbor.

The proposal to grant a deferral period for the payment of Tourism Development Levy with respect to the institutions registered under the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority was also approved.  The Cabinet of Ministers endorsed the proposal presented by the Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, to grant 6 Month deferral period from January 01st, 2019.

Meanwhile, the cabinet endorsement was also given to submission of the Gazette Notification issued under the Excise Ordinance for Parliamentary approval. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Minister of Finance to present the gazette Notification No. 14/2019 that published in Gazette Notification No. 2128/30 dated June 30, 2019 for parliamentary approval.

A new Trilingual Mix-School will be constructed in Mirigama.  The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Minister of Education to secure funds for necessary constructions and other developments to commence the academic activities in February 2020.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 7, 2019 19:09