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Decisions taken by the Cabinet at its Meeting held on 2013-10-17

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Decisions taken by the Cabinet at its Meeting held on 2013-10-17

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01. Comprehensive Mastitis Control Programme for increased milk production - Mastitis is the most common disease in local dairy cows that affects the production and the quality of milk. This disease affects the udders of milking cows. It is
proposed to implement a comprehensive National Mastitis Control Programme in the country by enhancing the production capacity of locally manufactured udder infusions by the Veterinary Research Institute (VRI). This project is to be
implemented over a period of 05 years commencing from 2014.

 

The proposal made by Hon. Arumugam Thondaman, Minister of Livestock and Rural Community Development, to proceed with the activities relating to the above, was approved by the Cabinet.

 

02. Legal Protection to White Cane Users - white cane is used by the visually impaired community for mobility, to ensure protection and to display their identity. At present, nearly 200,000 visually impaired persons in the country use white canes
but there is no specific provision in the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act No.28 of 1996 for the purpose. Having considered the proposal submitted by Hon. Felix Perera, Minister of Social Services pertaining to this issue, the Cabinet of Ministers decided that laws should enacted to provide legal protection to all physically handicapped persons.

 

03. Obtaining the ownership of the land where the National Institute of Business Management is located - the proposal made by Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma, Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development, to transfer the section of the land
where the National Institute of Business Management is located, as a free grant to the said Institute, was approved by the Cabinet.

 

04. Rehabilitation of the Road Section from Ma-oya Bridge to Elephant , Orphanage at Pinnawala in Kegalle - Rambukkana Main Road - the proposal made by Hon. Jayaratne Herath, Minister of Botanical Gardens and Public Recreation, to proceed with the activities relating to the rehabilitation of the above road section for the benefit of the domestic as well as foreign tourists who visit the elephant orphanage at Pinnawala in Kegalle, was approved by the Cabinet.

 

05. The proposals made by H.E. the President in his capacity as the Minister of Ports and Highways, on the basis of the recommendations made by the respective Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committees for the rehabilitation of the undermentioned sections of roads with domestic funds / foreign funds, and to proceed with the activities connected thereto, subject to stipulations made by the General Treasury, were approved by the Cabinet:

 

Programme funded by local banks and implemented through domestic contractors -

 

*. Ambepussa - Kurunegala - Trincomalee Road (A6) - from Galewela to Dambulla (14 km)
*. Wattala - Mahara Road (B460) (0 -7.24 km)
*. Warakapola - Anguruwella - Karawanella Road (B457) (0 -22 km)
*. Kirinda - Palatupana - Yala Road (B499) (0-12.50 km)
*. Passara - Monaragala Road (A22) (0-27.0 km)
*. Thalduwa - Meewitigammana Road (B408) (0-17.30 km)
*. Thalgodapitiya - Yatawatta - Dombawela Road (B409) (0-26.40 km)
*. Polonnaruwa - Hingurakgoda Road (B552) (2.0-13.65 km)
*. Narammala - Dankotuwa Road (B308) (16.03 -45.25 km)

 

Project funded by the Saudi Fund for Development -

 

*. Road Section from Peliyagoda to Kiribathgoda along Colombo - Kandy Road (AI) - from 5.86 km to 13.10 km

 

Sections of 7 Roads which are either in the Eastern Province or provide accessibility to the Eastern Province, having a total length of 153.67 km - under the rapid development programme of "Negenahira Navodaya"

 

*. A 17 – Galle – Deniyaya Pelmadulla Road (from Deniyaya to Madampe) - 51.90 km
*. A 27 - Ampara - Uhana - Mahaoya Road - 27.83 km
*. B 73 - Dadayanthalawa - Uhana Road
*. B 77- Chawalakade - Dadayanthalawa Road f - 24.79 km
*. B 187 - Kalmune - Chawalakade Road
*. B 502 - Manampitiya - Aralaganwila - Maduruoya Road - 30.00 km
*. B 1 - Akkaraipattu - Varipathanchenai Road - 19.15 km

 


Project funded by the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)-

 

    *     Road Section from Eheliyagoda to Dehiovita (B110)- 0.00 - 16.69 km
    *     Road Section from Ethulkotte to Kohuwala (B 120) - 0.00 - 5.95 km

 

Project funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

 

* Road Section from Nugegoda to Homagama along Colombo - Ratnapura Road - from 1.0 km to 15.36 km

 

06. Construction of Four Storied Lecture Hall Building to cater to the additional student intake of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayawardenapura - the proposal made by Hon. S.B. Dissanayake, Minister of Higher Education for the construction of a four storeyed building for the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, for the above purpose at a total cost of Rs.13 7 .30 million, and to complete the construction work within the stipulated time frame, was approved by the Cabinet.

 

07. Construction of a Two Storied Building for the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya (Stage III of Building K 20) - the proposal made by Hon. S.B. Dissanayake, Minister of Higher Education for the construction of a two storeyed building for the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya at a total cost of Rs.35 million utilizing the funds generated by the University of Kelaniya and to award the construction works to the State Engineering Corporation, subject to completion of the construction work within the stipulated time frame, was approved by the Cabinet.

 

08. Extension of Southern Expressway from Matara to Hambantota - Award of Three Civil Works Contracts - construction of a section from Kottawa to Galle (Pinnaduwa) of the Southern Expressway, having a length of 95.275 km, has been completed and is now in operation. The section from Galle (Pinnaduwa) to Matara (Godagama), having a length of 30.25 km is being constructed and is expected to commence operation shortly. The extension of the Southern Expressway for a
length approximately 96 km from Matara to Hambantota is one of the key components in the development of the road network to support and facilitate the activities of the Hambantota International Hub Development. The proposal made by H.E. the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Ports and Highways, to award the following contracts as recommended by the Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee (SCAPC), was approved by the Cabinet.

 

*. Matara to Beliatta             -    30KM
*. Beliatta to Wetiya             -    26KM
*. Mattala to Hambantota via Andarawewa -    25KM

 

09. Southern Transport Development Project (STDP) - Rehabilitation of Three (03) National Highways Leading to the Southern Expressway _ the proposal made by H.E. the President in his capacity as the Minister of Ports and Highways,
to award the following contracts relating to the above as recommended by the Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee (SCAPC), was approved by the Government.

 

*. Weligama - Kananke Road        -    B465 (9.6 km)
*. Dorape - Hiyare Road                 -    B466 (7.70 km)
*. Weligama - Telijjawila Road      -    B578 (8.70 km)

 

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