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Cabinet Decisions

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 11, 2019 19:40

Cabinet Decisions

Cabinet approval was granted to set up a lottery for the welfare and protection of children. Several other proposals were also approved by the Cabinet.

The Government’s objective is to ensure the welfare and future security of vulnerable and specially abled children. For this purpose, the National Trust Fund was established to protect children. The Cabinet of Ministers decided to start a new lottery titled ‘Daru Sampatha’ to raise funds for the purpose. It’s under the National Lotteries Board.

Meanwhile, the government has decided to provide cash instead of new house awarded as the grand prize.The Cabinet decided to award the prize money to the recipient of their dream home, taking into consideration the practical difficulties of providing a new house.

The Government has decided to introduce amendments to the Finance Act to make it possible to charge on carbon for fuel consumption. The proposal was approved by the Cabinet.

Cabinet approval was given to establish a Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre under the policy of developing Sri Lanka as a maritime hub. It is being planned by the Indian Government with a grant of six million US Dollars. The Navy is the main stakeholder.

 

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 11, 2019 19:40