The Cabinet has granted its policy approval to stabilise the coastline from Mount Lavinia to Angulana under the Colombo South Sand Nourishment Project. The Cabinet approved the proposal by President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Mahaweli Development and Environment Minister to stabilise the coastline from Mount Lavinia to Angulana using Sand Engine Methodology and to re-stabilise the ridge of sand in Kaluganga Embouchure.
Improving facilities for Public-Private Partnerships in Sri Lanka
The Cabinet approval was granted to secure funds (USD 25 million) from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development of the World Bank to improve a structure to assist Public- Private Partnership and to finance the infrastructure facilities. The Cabinet approved the proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the National Policies and Economic Affairs Minister to conduct negotiations and to enter into loan agreements.
The State Christmas Festival is held annually based on a diocese and under the guidance and counselling of the Bishop. The Cabinet approved the proposal by Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga to hold the State Christmas Festival 2018 based on Mannar Diocese under the theme, “Birth of Jesus and Gorgeous Christmas”.
Holding Annual Conference 2021 of the Asian Development Bank in Sri Lanka
The Cabinet approved the proposal by Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera to inform the Asia Development Bank the intention to host the 2021 annual Conference in Sri Lanka and to appoint a national monitoring committee and sub committees for the purpose.
Amendments to Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration Act No. 9 of 1982
The Cabinet approved the proposal by Public Administration and Management and Law and Peace Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara to amend the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration Act No. 9 of 1982, inserting the amendments to adjust the administrative structure and functions of the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration to meet present requirements.
New projects to enhance the efficiency of plantation sector to be implemented from 2019
Rs. 457.85 billion was gained as the export income of tea, rubber and coconut products in 2017. It has been identified that methods, services and experiments should be developed to increase this income. The proposal by Plantation Industry Minister Naween Dissanayaka to allocate funds to implement these projects was approved by the Cabinet.
Systematic assessment to identify chemical disasters by National Building Research Organization
A study conducted by the National Building Research Organization has proved that many chemical accidents in Sri Lanka are occurred due to unawareness, lack of proper maintenance of premises, weakness of Supervision and wrong industrial use. Therefore, the Cabinet approved the proposal by Irrigation, Water Resources and Disaster Management Minister Duminda Dissanayake to implement an assessment to identify the chemical disaster risks in 2019-2020.
Formalising investments of Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund
The Cabinet approved the proposal by Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe to invest the funds owned by the Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund in government banks and Central Bank bonds, liquidating the functions of the National Wealth Corporation Limited and the National Wealth Securities Company to formalise the investments.
Amendments to Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund
The Cabinet approved the proposal by Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe to amend the name of the Mahapola Higher Education Trust Fund Act No. 66 of 1981 as Lalith Athulathmudali Mahapola Higher Education Trust Fund Act No. 66 of 1981.
Revising nutrition allowance of the scholars in sports schools
The Cabinet approved the proposal by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to increase the monthly nutrition allowance of the students of sport schools from Rs. 2,500 up to Rs. 5,000.
Holding Asia Pacific Regional Annual Conference 2019 on Express Mail Service
The Cabinet approved the proposal by Postal, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H.A.Haleem to hold the Asia Pacific Regional Annual Conference 2019 along with foreign representatives.
Infrastructure Development Project of the Katubedda Technical Engineering Training Institute
The Cabinet approved the proposal by Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development & Vocational Training and Kandyan Heritage Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama to call for a detailed project proposal to improve the Technical Engineering Training Institute, Katubedda using Rs. 2,400 million provide by an Austrian Loan Subsidy Scheme.
Kolonnawa Channel Diversion Project
The Cabinet approved the proposal presented by Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka to award the contract to improve under phase 3 of the Metro Colombo Urban Development Project to the joint venture of the E&C Institution and the RR Institution for Rs. 1,004.4 million.
Constructing eight rural bridges to uplift beneficiaries in model villages in Hambantota
The Cabinet approved the proposal by Housing and Development Minister Sajith Premadasa to construct eight bridges in the Hambantota District under the
Nagamu Purawara programme. (Bridge across Rambukwewa Weligaththa Aru; bridge across Muwanwewa, Weerawila Aru, Diyambediya; bridge across Pannegamuwa and Abhayapura; bridge across Ambalanthota Liyagastota and Bedigantota, Malala Aru in Thanamalwila Road, Ranmuduwewa bridge;bridge across Rabarwatta and Uduwila, Katuwana Keselwatta Bridge and bridge across Lunugamwehera South Bank).