01. False media report s on cut off of Samurdhi Allowance
Public have been misled by the false media reports, saying that Samurdhi Allowance of some beneficiaries has been suspended. The Cabinet has noted that the government has not taken any decision to cut off the Samurdhi allowance and H.E. the President has emphasized it the other day.
The proposal made by Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, to instruct the Legal Draftsman to draft legislation to establish the above office for facilitating services including providing independent and impartial analysis on budgetary process, economic policies and financial proposals for MPs for productive implementation of powers wasted on parliament on public finance, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
01. Establishment of a centre of Excellence for Higher Education ( Document No 10)
It has been proposed to establish an international level university in Sri Lanka with Public Private Partnership and cooperation of high quality foreign Universities. The proposal made by Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, as the Minister of National for Policies and Economic Affairs, to establish a non-profit limited Company, implementing necessary activities such as gaining cooperation of foreign Universities and investments of Privet Sector, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
01. Obtaining funds for Department of Railway to purchase 09 diesel power sets (Document No – 07)
The proposal made by Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, to enter into loan agreements with Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and Hatton National Bank for obtaining funds for the above project, which the cost is estimated as USD 93.86, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
01. Purchasing of buses to be deployed for providing transport facilities for School children. ( Document No 05)
It has been proposed to provide buses for the benefit of School children in 04 arduous educational zones in the central province and the proposed made by H.E The president Maithripala Sirisena, to purchase for passenger busses on the above propos at a cost of Rs. 12.08 Million as a pilot project under the “Daruwan Surakimu” (Lets protects our Children) national Program was approval by the cabinet of Ministers.
01. Establishment of a panel of intellectuals on management of impacts of natural disasters (Document No – 08)
The proposal made by Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, to appoint the above panel comprised of representatives from relevant institutions for making recommendations on short term and long term steps to be taken for minimizing the impacts of natural disaster, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
01. Construction of the headquarters of the Civil Security Department (Subject No 06 of the agenda)
The proposal made by H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence, to obtain allocations of Rs. 42 million for the construction of the above new Headquarters in a new land of 01 acres at Moratuwa which is currently located in a rented building at Bambalapitiya with the labour contribution of Civil Security Department, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
01) Improvement of theatres and intensive care units in hospitals under Austrian loan scheme (Document No- 07)
The government of Austria has agreed to grant a concessionary loan of 9.58 million Euros for providing equipments including anesthetic equipment endoscopy machines theatres and mobile lighting systems for selected hospitals. Accordingly, the proposal made by Hon. Niroshan Perera Acting Minister of National policies and Economic Affairs, to enter in to relevant agreements in this regard was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
01. Construction of a three storied building for Defence Services Viru Daru Vidu Piyasa, Kurunegala (Document No – 07)
A three storied building has been constructed with Rs. 215 million allocated to Ministry of Education with the labour of Sri Lanka Navy and vested in students last March. However, due to absence of common facilities such as laboratories, libraries, auditoriums, and computer labs, the proposal made by H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence, to build a three storied building with above facilities for the benefit of the students of the above institution, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
01. MoU between the State Academy of Forestry Administration of China and Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife of Sri Lanka (Document No – 06)
Above agreement provides training opportunities for Sri Lankan officials and exchange experiences between the countries, to implement cooperative programmes and to exchange animals and plants. The proposal made by Hon. Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, to sign this agreement during the scheduled official visit in China, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.