Reconstruction of Gintota Maha Vidyalaya, Galle
Cabinet granted approval to a memorandum submitted by the Minister of
Education, Susil Premjayanth to grant the contract to design and
reconstruct Gintota Maha Vidyalaya, Galle to the State Engineering
This school, which was destroyed in the tsunami was to be rebuilt by
funds provided by UNESCO. However due to the unavailability of a
suitable plot of land, this could not be done. It was therefore decided
to rebuild the school at the same location
UNICEF has allocated Rs. 125 m for this purpose.
Development of Gampaha Botanical Gardens
The Cabinet granted approval to a memorandum submitted by the
Minister of Sports and Entertainment, Gamini Lokuge, to develop land
newly acquired by the Gampaha Henarathgoda Botanical Gardens.
These Botanical Gardens cover an area of 42 acres and contains over
2000 species of plants from various countries. A plot of land 7 acres in
extent has been acquired to expand the Gardens. It is envisaged than
access is developed from the Gampaha-Ja Ela main road.
A boat service is to be launched soon on the newly constructed lake.
Also, a ferry service is to be established to enable people to visit the
Gardens along the Attanagalu Oya.
A ticket counter and a gate will also be constructed soon.
Development of tea smallholdings
Cabinet granted approval to a memorandum submitted by Plantation
Industries Minister, D.M. Jayaratne for a more efficient development of
tea small holdings and to provide necessary infrastructural facilities.
A special project under the Maha Neguma programme of the Ministry of
Nation Building is to be launched to rehabilitate and develop roads in
the tea smallholdings sector. All smallholders will be registered in
accordance with relevant provisions in the Tea Control Act and the Tea
Board Act, provided with a number and an ID.
Furthermore, steps will be taken by the Department of Census and
Statistics to update information on the extent of land under tea
New building for Geological Survey and Mines Bureau
Cabinet granted approval to a memorandum submitted by Environment and
Natural Resources Minister, Patali Champika Ranawaka to construct a new
building for the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau.
A 100 perch block of land belonging to the State Timber Corporation
has been allocated for this purpose.
The cost of construction will amount to Rs. 350 million and the
Bureau has the necessary funds to cover this.
The construction will be undertaken by the Land Reclamation and