Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 23-12-2015
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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 23-12-2015

    01. Green Fishery Harbour Project – Mirissa (Document No – 07) The proposal made by HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment, to implement the ‘Green Fisheries Harbours’ project prepared by the Marine Environment Protection Authority with the view of building sustainable fishery through […]

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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 18-11-2015
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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 18-11-2015

01. Increasing the Representation of Women in Local Authorities   Although about 50% – 51% of Sri Lankan population is women, they bear only about 5% from the total members elected for the parliament, Provincial Councils and Local Government Institutions. According to the promise given at the recent Presidential Election and the General […]

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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 11-11-2015
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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 11-11-2015

01. Signing of a Technical Cooperation Agreement between Sri Lanka and Thailand for HR development in Sri Lanka   The bilateral technical cooperation between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of Thailand plays a major role in Human Resources development in Sri Lanka. The Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA) with […]

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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 05-11-2015
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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 05-11-2015

01. Financial Assistance from the Asian Development Bank for the implementation of Greater Colombo Water and Waste Water Management Improvement Programme – Tranche 3   The Colombo Water and Waste Water Management improvement programme is being implemented in three phases under financial facilities by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and government funds. It […]

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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 28-10-2015
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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 28-10-2015

Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 28-10-2015   01. Building Complex for the Faculty of Healthcare Sciences, Eastern University of Sri Lanka The Faculty of Healthcare Sciences of the Eastern University, which is situated in Batticaloa, was established in 2004 with six departments, and 425 students […]

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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 21-10-2015
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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 21-10-2015

Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 21-10-2015   01. Provide studying opportunities to the foreign Army officers/ other ranks of Middle East Region at the  General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, which is administrated under the Ministry of Defence, holds […]

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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 14-10-2015
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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 14-10-2015

01. A national programme for environmental conservation has been prepared with the view of creating a sustainable environment in Sri Lanka, with the contribution of all the relevant parties and it is expected to provide solutions for the following major environmental issues within a period of three years. (i). Control the environmental pollution […]

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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 07-10-2015
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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 07-10-2015

01. Grant and Technical Assistance of Euro 43.7 million from the European Union    The European Union has agreed to provide a grant (a non-repayable financial aid) of 43.7 million Euros out of which 38 million Euros in support of the Integrated Rural Development Programme in Central and Uva Provinces and for Trade […]

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Decisions made by the Cabinet of Ministers at their meeting held on 22.09.2015
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Decisions made by the Cabinet of Ministers at their meeting held on 22.09.2015

01. Minimizing waste and excesses in the use of Government Funds   The Prime Minister has focused the attention of the Cabinet of Ministers on the economic use of expending government funds on various projects and activities. Accordingly the Cabinet of Ministers has agreed that the following criteria should be adopted in expending […]

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Insights into Sri Lanka’s Re-based GDP Estimates
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Insights into Sri Lanka’s Re-based GDP Estimates

Sri Lanka’s re-based GDP estimates suggest that the economy has grown by 5.5 per cent in the first half of 2015. The figures rely on the re-basing of the country’s national accounts compilation undertaken by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS). The most current approximations were based on 2002 production and consumption patterns. Over […]

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Sri Lanka government at risk of claims by Chinese port city project – document

By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka would be exposed to the risk of claims from the firm managing a suspended Chinese-backed real estate project if the government fails to obtain approvals needed by the project within 60 days, a government document showed on Thursday. The $1.4 billion Colombo port city project was suspended […]

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Decisions made by the Cabinet of Ministers at their meeting held on 16.09.2015
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Decisions made by the Cabinet of Ministers at their meeting held on 16.09.2015

Decisions made by the Cabinet of Ministers at their meeting held on 16.09.2015   01.  Safeguarding the collective responsibility of the Cabinet   Clause 42(2) of the Constitution of Sri Lanka stipulates that Cabinet of Ministers who are in charge of the steering of the administration of the government of the […]

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Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers at the meeting held on 09-09-2015

01. “Let’s Awaken Polonnaruwa” District Development Programme 2016 – 2020 Polonnaruwa District which is situated in Raja Rata area consists of seven (07) Divisional Secretariat Divisions and two hundred and ninety five (295) Grama Niladhari divisions. Infrastructure which is limited to the urban area does not suit the present community needs and infrastructures such […]

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U.S. to work with Sri Lanka on U.N. resolution addressing alleged war crimes
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U.S. to work with Sri Lanka on U.N. resolution addressing alleged war crimes

The United States said on Wednesday it saw a new opportunity for reconciliation in Sri Lanka and a coming to terms with the legacy of 26 years of civil war. Sri Lankan forces battled the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in a war that the government won in 2009. The UN estimates the final offensive […]

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Sri Lankan economy strong, inflation below expectations – FinMin
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Sri Lankan economy strong, inflation below expectations – FinMin

Aug 10 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s economy should grow by 7 percent this year, up from 4.5 percent last year, while inflation will end the year far below market expectations, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said on Monday. Speaking exclusively on a Reuters Global Markets Forum, Karunanayake said Sri Lanka would be able quickly to refinance […]

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