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Cabinet Decisions

Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers on November 07

Enter into framework agreement with Republic of Korea on Economic Development Cooperation.

Proponent – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs.

Description - A loan of USD 500 million will be granted for economic development of the country within 2017 – 2019 with a repayment period of 40 years including a concession period of 10 years.

Payment of a monthly allowance for centenarians.

Proponent - Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandian Heritage Minister S.B. Dissanayake.

Description - About 350 centenarians were identified in the country. A monthly allowance of Rs. 5,000 will be paid to such low income elders.

Present the gazette notification No 2031/49 dated 11 August 2017, issued under the Revenue Protection Act No 19 of 1962, in Parliament for approval.

Proponent - Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

Description - Gazette was issued to amend descriptions of some custom code numbers.

Transfer of Lands used for Parliament complex which have not yet been duly transferred to Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Proponent - Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.

Agreement between Sri Lanka and Thailand for exchange of convicted offenders.

Proponent - Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorala.

Description - Approval granted to sign and ratify the above agreement.

Use of underutilized lands for housing and human settlement development.

Proponent - Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake

Housing and Construction Minister Sajith Premadasa

Description - With some regulation made on paddy fields and agricultural lands they could not be used in Housing Development project even though they are underutilized. According to the recommendations of committee of officials appointed earlier by the Cabinet in this regard, it has been decided to appoint a group of officials at Head office of Department of Agrarian Services, to approve use of such underutilized lands.

Reconstruction of Nilwala National College of Education, Akuressa which was damaged due to natural disasters.

Proponent - Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam.

Description - Czech Republic has agreed to provide financial aids of LKR 15 Million and an MoU is to be signed in this regard.

Award of contract for expansion of sewerage activities in Dehiwala – Mount Lavinia.

Proponent - City Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem.

Awarded to - Vinci Construction Grand's Project/LUPWIG PFEIFEER HO CH -U Tiefabau GMBH & Co.

Award of contract for Construction of Thelawala Training Centre and other buildings under Greater Colombo Water and Waste Water Management Improvement Investment Programme.

Proponent - City Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem.

Awarded to - Sierra Construction (Pvt) Ltd.

Galigamuwa Water Supply Scheme.

Proponent - City Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem.

Awarded to - Sierra Construction (Pvt.) Ltd.

Cost - USD 4.6 Million and LKR 1,268 Million.

Description - Project aims to provide safe drinking water for about 45,000 people in 29 Grama Niladhari Divisions in Kegalle District.

Purchase of coal required for Coal Power Plant, Puttalam under spot tender method.

Proponent - Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya.

Tender awarded to - Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

Rate - FOBT Price of USD 87.97 per 01 MT.

Selection of a Contractor for 'Adhikarana Niwahana' Project.

Proponent - Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorala.

Description - Above project expects to construct a court complex with 40 court–houses, Justice Ministry complex, improvement of Judges Training Institute, and to construct a Legal Centre for training lawyers.

Present the report on 'Recent Economic Trends: Special Incidents in 2017 and expectations in 2018' of Central Bank of Sri Lanka in parliament.

Proponent - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs.

Description – The report includes matters about progress in real, foreign, public finance and finance sectors.

Award of Contract for Construction of a three storied building for Divisional Secretariat, Mahiyanganaya.

Proponent – Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardana.

Awarded to – Finite Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.

Cost – LKR 140.96 million.

Award of Contract for balance Construction work of four stories building at District Secretariat Polonnaruwa.

Proponent – Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardana.

Cost - LKR 952.90 million (exclusive of taxes).

Description – Contract of first phase of the project was awarded to Micro Construction (Pvt.) Ltd. Cabinet approved to award its second phase to the same company after considering its progress.

Address the issue of petrol shortage in the country.

Proponent – President Maithripala Sirisena.

Description – It was decided to appoint a Cabinet Subcommittee with following Ministers to investigate the issue and make recommendations to overcome this situation and to prevent such situations in the future.

01. Dr. Sarath Amunugama

Minister of Special Assignments (Chairman)

02. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa

Minister of Disaster Management

03. Patali Champika Ranawaka

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development

04. Arjuna Ranatunge

Minister of Petroleum Resources Development


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