01. Obtaining the membership in International Sustainable Tourism and Eliminating Poverty Organization (ST-EP) (Document No – 06)
ST-EP is proposed to be established under the patronage of United Nations World Tourism Organization with the view of facilitating knowledge management and project development for economic improvement through tourism promotion, implementation of researches and projects for achieving sustainable tourism development through elimination of poverty and contributing in protecting the environment and culture through public-private partnership. The proposal made by Hon. John Amaratunge, Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs, to obtain the membership in the said organization, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
01. Strengthening the Secretariat for coordinating the reconciliation mechanism (Document No – 07)
The above secretariat was established in late 2015 according to a decision taken by the Cabinet of Ministers to productively implement decisions, programmes and processes related to reconciliation process. It is vested with the task of planning and implementing the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka. It also coordinates and facilitates policy making and implementing agencies. Accordingly, the proposal made by Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, to provide necessary human resources and funds for this secretariat, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
01. Granting state lands for landless war heroes (Document No – 08)
The government has implemented various welfare programmes for caring of war heroes who have sacrificed their lives, being disappeared and become disabled in tri forces, the police department and the Civil Security Department during their active service on behalf of the sovereignty of Sri Lanka. Accordingly granting of state lands to them under the State Lands Ordinance is being implemented and the proposal made by H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Defense, to proceed with the project with introducing amendments to resolve its prevailing shortcomings, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
01. Relief to police officers who have faced difficulties due to political reasons (Document No – 08)
The proposal made by Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, to provide reliefs to police officers who are not being undergone any disciplinary action among 129 officers recommended by the Committee of Officials appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers to consider appeals which have been submitted by police officers who have confronted political revenge, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. It has been decided to implement the said recommendations not to affect the seniority of officers in police service.