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1. Controlling the quantity of waste that accumulated on the coast and ocean via water ways (Document No.08)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by H.E. the president Maithreepala Sirisena in his capacity as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment to implement District wise programs to maintain clean water ways with the intention of increase tourist attraction by keeping the coast and the ocean clean.
2. Forest Cultivation in order to produce timber(Document No.09)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by H.E. the president Maithreepala Sirisena in his capacity as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment to secure funds for implementing forest cultivation projects in Vavuniya, Kilinochchi and Mannar Districts.
3. Rapid Implementation of resettlement activities in Northern and Eastern Provinces (Document No .11)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe , Minister of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlements and Rehabilitation, Nortern Provice Development, Vocational Training and Skills Development and Youth Affairs to build 4,750 houses, improve infrastructure facilities in the area and to develop Thikkam Distilaries in order to upgrade Palmyra Industries.
4. Use the Management for Development Results Concept (MfDR) as a planning and management technique. (Document No 12)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe , Minister of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlements and Rehabilitation, Nortern Provice Development, Vocational Training and Skills Development and Youth Affairs to implement MfDR Process in 5 ministries and 2 Provincial Councils as the commencement and to cover all the government institutions upon the success of the process.
5. Development of Palali (Kankasanthurai) Airport to operate regional commercial flights. (Document No.13)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe , Minister of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlements and Rehabilitation, Nortern Provice Development, Vocational Training and Skills Development and Youth Affairs to use Palali Airport to operate commercial flights and to complete necessary developments of the airport through Sri Lanka Air Force with Rs.1,950 million investment.
6. Compensate the persons affected by constructions of the Kandy Multimodal Transport Terminal (Document No 21)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to compensate the persons affected by constructions of the Kandy Multimodal Transport Terminal, in accordance with the recommendations provided by the Title Asset Committee appointed to calculate compensations.
7. Provide Facilities to upgrade the productivity in Tea and Coconut Plantation Fields. (Document No. 23)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Naveen Dissanayake Minister of Plantation Industries to secure funds to upgrade the productivity of the small-scale tea estates and coconut estates.
8. Renovation of Seeds and Planting materials supply System of the Department of Agriculture.
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. P. Harrison, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development to secure Rs.335 million for the renovation of seeds and planting material supply system of the department of Agriculture.

9. Enhance Food Security by setting up a Sustainable Agricultural Development Centre (Document No.28)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. P. Harrison, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development to secure funds to establish Sustainable Agricultural Development Centre combining the Centre of Excellence for Organic Agriculture , Makandura and Regional Agricultural Research and Development Centre , Makandura.

10. Ensure the quality of seeds and planting materials (Document No 29)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. P. Harrison, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development to secure funds to secure funds to provide farmers with necessary equipments in order to produce quality seeds, provide facilities for the improvements and proper maintenance of gardens where mother plant are being grown, Promoting new plant varieties and approved imported planting materials, ensure the quality of seeds and planting materials in the market, utilization of multiple media advertising methods for awareness on quality planting materials and to widen the industry of producing planting materials.
11. Strengthen the implementation and regulating mechanism of Control of Pesticides Act No. 33 of 1980. (Document No. 30)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. P. Harrison, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development to secure funds to widen the regulatory field and to build data systems and strengthen administrative structure with the intention of efficient implementation of the Act.
12. Increase Food security through the establishment of a National level Analytical Laboratory (Document No 31)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. P. Harrison, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development to secure funds for the establishment of a modern technology laboratory and to provide Laboratory equipments and other facilities for enhancing investigation capacity.

13. Entering in to Bilateral Aviation Agreements (Document No. 40,43,44 and 45)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to enter in to aviation agreements with Afghanistan, State of Qatar , Israel and Zimbabwe and to implement the said bilateral agreements consequently contributing the development of the country.
14. Amendments to the section 45 of Judicature Act No.02 of 1978 (Document No. 49)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Thalatha Athukorala, Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms to present the bill prepared for revising section 45 of the Judicature Act No 2 of 1978 for the parliamentary approval.
15. Establishment of a Tamil Medium National School in Kelaniya Educational Zone (Document No 55)
The cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Mano Ganetion, Minister of National Integration Official Languages, Social Progress and Hindu Religious Affairs to establish a Tamil Medium National School in Kelaniya Educational Zone named Arun Manikkawasagam Hindu Vidyalaya.
16. Priority based Implementation of Road Development Projects in Northern and Eastern Provinces (Document No. 59)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe , Minister of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlements and Rehabilitation, Nortern Provice Development, Vocational Training and Skills Development and Youth Affairs to award the road development contract as follows.
Road Rehabilitation Contract of Northern Provincial Road Development Department CEC-NEM joint venture
Road Rehabilitation Project of Northern Provincial Department of Local Government to KDE Weerasinghje pvt. Ltd
Eastern Provincial Road Rehabilitation Contract of Road Development Authority Consult Engineering and Contracts PVT.LTD
Road Rehabilitation contract of Eastern Provincial Department of Road Development to Nawaloka Constructions PVT.LTD.
Road Rehabilitation Contract of Eastern Provincial Department of Local Government to Sinohydro Corporation Limited.

17. Development of the facilities in Kelaniya, Sri Jayawardhanapura, Sabaragamuwa and Moratuwa Universities (Document No. 61)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Rauff Hakkem, Minister of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education to build a four story building for the University of Kelaniya, 1st phase of multipurpose building project of the University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, 1st Phase of the faculty building complex of Sri Lanka Sabaragamuwa University, and remaining works of engineering faculty multipurpose building and Architectural Faculty lecture hall of the University of Moratuwa.
18. Upgrade of Horana – Padukka and Habarana- Walachchena Transmission network (Document No. 63)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Ravi Karunanayaka , Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development to award the contract for the construction of 25 km transmission line from Horana to Padukka and wiring the second circuit of Habarana Walachchena transmission cable system to M/s China National Electric Engineering Co. Ltd.
19. Contract for the construction of transmission lines and increasing capacity under National Transmission and Distribution Network Development and efficiency improvement Project.
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Ravi Karunanayaka , Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development to award the contract of constructing transmission lines and increasing Capacity designed as the third component of the project to joint venture of Kindern Corporation and Kalpathru Power Transmission.

20. Upgrade capacity of coal yard of Lakvijaya Coal Power station (Document No 65)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Ravi Karunanayaka , Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development to award the contract to widen the capacity of coal yard up to 1.21 million metric tons of coal to M/s China Machnery Engineering Corporation.


21. Construction of new store buildings and reconstruction of existing stores for Paddy Marketing Board (Document No.68)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. P. Harrison, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development to construct two new store buildings at Beliaththa and Meegahajandura with 2,000 MTon capacity and modern technology and to reconstruct 39 paddy stores island wide.

 1. Hosting the 18th Conference of the parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) (Document No.06)

This Conference is planned to be held at Bandaranayaka Memorial International Conference Hall from 23rd of May 2019 to 3rd June 2019 with the participation of nearly 4000 representatives from 183 countries. The Cabinet of Ministers Approved the proposal presented by Hon. John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Development , Wildlife and Christian religious Affairs to pay Rs. 230.37 million to obtain the Conference Hall , other buildings and relevant services.

2. Presentation of Gazette Notification Issued under the Excise Ordinance for parliamentary approval (Document No.08)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance and Mass Media to present the Excise Notice issued in accordance with section 22 (3) of Excise Ordinance and published in Extraordinary gazette No.2091/50 dated 03.11.2018 for parliamentary approval.

3. Revising Inland Revenue Act No.24 of 2017 in order to grant tax concessions (Document No.09)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance and Mass Media to amend the Inland Revenue Act No.24 of 2017 in order to grant tax concessions.

4. Extension of Polduwa by road from Suhurupaya to Kanaththa Road(Document No.17)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Patali Cahmpika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to secure Rs. 328.63 million provisions to complete phase II of the road proposed to develop connecting Dematagoda and Outer Circular Road.

5. Including Law as a Sub Unit under the Civic Education Subject Stream (Document No.20)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Thalatha Athukorala, Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms to appoint a committee consists of experts in Education, Justice , Law fields and representatives of respective institutions to conduct a study and present a report on including Law as a Sub Unit under the Civic Education.

6. Procurement of Medical Equipments in order to develop Panadura Base Hospital (Document No.23)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Rajitha Senarathne , Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine to award above contract to M/S GTEC-IGO[ GmbH in Germany for Rs. 106.40 Million Euro under recommendation of Standing Procurement Committee appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers.

7. Completing the remaining Constructions of proposed five story building at District Secretariat Mathale (Document No.24)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Wajira Abeywardhane Minister of Internal and Home Affairs and Provincial Councils and Local Government to award above contract to M/s Micro Constructions (Pvt.) Ltd, the original contract Company in accordance with the recommendation of procument committee appointed by Cabinet of Ministers.

8. Development of the 4 km distance in Pitipana – Thalagala Road, from Pitipana Junction to Data Centre in Dampe Road (Document No.25)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to award above contract to Finite Lanka (Pvt) Ltd under the recommendation of standing procurement committee appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers.

9. Construction of Kottawa to Mahenwatta New Access Road from Highlevel Road near Walawwatta to Diyagama Road near Katuwana (Document No.26)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to award above contract to M/s Hoveal Construction (pvt) Ltd for Rs. 713 million, under the recommendation of standing procurement committee appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers.

10. Construction of Water Control Gates for Channels in order to control Floods occur in Colombo Area (Document No.28)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to award above contract to M/s DGES-RR - INDOEAST Joint Venture for Rs.609.6 million, under the recommendation of standing procurement committee appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers.

11. Kolonnawa Channel Turning Scheme Phase I (Document No.28)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to award above contract to E &C –R R Joint Venture for Rs.859.5.6 million, under the recommendation of standing procurement committee appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers.

12. Kolonnawa Channel Turning Scheme Phase IV (Document No.29)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to award contract of Kolonnawa Channel Turning Scheme Phase IV Project to E&C - R R Joint Venture for Rs.1,431.68 million, under the recommendation of standing procurement committee appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers.

13. Design and Building of St. Sebastian South Water Pumping Station (Document No.30)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to award above contract to M/s China Geo Engineering Corporation under the recommendation of standing procurement committee appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers.

14. Development of Kirimandala Mawatha (Document No.31)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to award above contract to A.m.S.K. – G.C. Joint Venture, for Rs. 358.9 under the recommendation of standing procurement committee appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers.


15. Awarding the Consultancy Service contract of St Sebastian South Water Pumping Station (Document No.33)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development to award above contract to EPTISA Servieios de Ingenieria of Spain, under the recommendation of standing procurement committee appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers.

16. Getting parliamentary Approval for Gazette Notifications (Document No.60)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance and Mass Media to present the following gazette Notifications for parliamentary approval.
Notification No. 2080/31 dated 17.07.2018 for removing conditions to release motor vehicles from the Sri Lanka Custom on or before 30th April 2018, Notification No. 2082/11 dated 31.07.2018 for Amending Excise Duty on Cigarettes, Notification 2082/10 dated 31.07.2018 for Amending Excise Duty on Motor Vehicles over 1000cc Engine Capacity, Notification 2083/2 dated 06.08.2018 To limit the concessionary terms for vehicles imported based on the letter of credit established on or before 01.08.2018, Notification 2088/2 dated 10.09.2018 for Introducing Tourist VAT Refund Scheme, Notification 2088/25 dated 11.09.2018 for introducing a minimum value for Tourist VAT refund scheme, Notification No 2089/20 dated 18.09.2018 removing Removal of VAT on importation of sugar.

17. Getting Parliamentary Approval for Gazette Notifications published under Special Commodity Levy Act No 48 of 2007 (Document No.62)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance and Mass Media to present 15 Gazette Notifications published under special commodity levy act No 48 of 2007 for parliamentary approval.

18. Presentation of Gazette Notification issued under Ports and Airports Development Levy Act No.18 of 2011(Document No.06)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance and Mass Media to present extraordinary gazette notification No
2019/34, dated 11.07.2018 issued under section 3(3) of Ports and Airports Development Levy Act No 18 of 2011 for parliamentary approval.

19. Resubmission of Appropriation Bill for financial year 2019 to the Parliament (Document No.65)
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the Proposal presented by Hon Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance and Mass Media to present the Appropriation Bill for financial year 2019.

20. Providing relief for people who affected by Floods disaster in Northern Province (Document No.66)
The Cabinet of Ministers Approved the proposal presented by Hon. Ranjith Maddumabandara, Minister of Public Administration and Disaster Management to secure funds for reconstruction of the damages occurred in infrastructure facilities and public buildings, for providing relief with respect to damaged cultivations and livestock due to the flood disaster in Northern Province.

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