01. Strengthening the coordination between provincial councils and linear ministries
Matters have been discussed on issues confronted during implementing activities of Provincial Councils efficiently and productively at the beginning of the Cabinet Meeting, and has focused on matters regarding recruitment of teachers to schools under Provincial Councils, filling vacancies of posts of Principals and Teachers, difficulties faced in obtaining resources for Provincial Councils, and waste disposal. The need to impalement development projects with the close coordination between Provincial Councils and Linear Ministries was also emphasised.
01. Treaty on extradition between the governments of Sri Lanka and Ukraine (Document No - 08)
The proposal made by H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence, to enter in to an agreement with the government of Ukraine on extradition of criminals, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
01.Provide reliefs for the people who are affected by moragahakanda - kaluganga development project
The Moragahakanda – Kaluganga Development Projects which was commenced in 2007 as a Mahaweli Project with the view of providing water for agricultural activities in the North Central Province and providing drinking water for people in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee, and Matale Districts, is the largest multipurpose river valley project being currently implemented in the country. Almost 65% of the project has been completed and it is planned to fill water in the reservoir before the rain starts in Maha season 2016. Therefore, 2,512 affected families in Navula and Laggala-Pallegama Divisional Secretary Divisions due to the land acquisition should be evacuated immediately. 984 families have already been granted compensation and the proposal made by H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment, togrant compensations for the rest 2,228 families in order to evacuate them immediately, so as to complete the project within the due time period, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
01. IDENTIFICATION OF ELEPHANT MIGRATORY PATHWAYS AND EVACUATION OF INHABITANTS
It has been reported that the elephant-human conflict causes about 250 wild elephant deaths and loss of about 60-70 human lives, annually.It was revealed by researches that wild elephants are unable to remove from their homelands and the current measures taken by the wild life department such as driving away and relocation are failures. Moreover, those wild elephant who fail to return to their native lands seemed more violent in their new habitats.