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Cabinet Decisions

Infrastructure facilities for Universities

The Cabinet approved a memorandum submitted by the Minister of Higher Education W.A. Wishwa Warnapala to construct a building for the Department of Quantity Surveying University of Moratuwa at a cost of Rs. 75 million and to construct the student center building for the Faculty of Engineering University of Peradeniya at a cost of Rs. 36 million.


Amendment of the Food Act

The Cabinet approved a memorandum submitted by the Minister of Healthcare and Nutrition Nimal Siripala De Silva to direct the Legal Draftsman to effect the Amendment of the Food Act No. 26 of 1980 as amended by the Food (Amendment) Act No. 20 of 1991.

The main objective of Food Act is to regulate the safety of the food meant for human consumption in the areas of processing, packing, transport, distribution, storage, importation and ensure a safe and honestly presented food for the consumers.


Parliamentary Election Act No. 1 of 1981

The Cabinet approved a memorandum submitted by the Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake to submit amendment to the Parliamentary Election Act No. 1 of 1981 to the Parliament.

The amendment have been prepared giving consideration to the principle of acceptance of parties by the voters, and the de-recognition of political parties based on a party’s activeness.


Amendment of the Voluntary Social Service Organizations Act No. 31 of 1980

The Cabinet approved a memorandum submitted by the Minister of Internal Administration Ratnasiri Wickramanayake to instruct the legal draftsman to draft necessary amendments by substitution the words “Minister in charge of the subject” in place of “Minister in charge of the subject of social Service” in the section 6 of the Act No.31 of 1980 which reads as “Any person aggrieved by the decision of the Registrar refusing to register any voluntary organization may within 30 days of such refusal appeal to the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Social Service against such refusal.”


Amending the Act of Sri Lanka Freedom of Hunger Campaign Board

The Cabinet approved a memorandum submitted by the Minister of Agriculture Development and Agrarian Service Maithripala Sirisena to inform the legal draftsman to draft necessary amendment to the Act. Publish the amended Act in Government Gazette and submit same before Parliament.


Construction of 408 housing units in Ampara District

The Cabinet approved a memorandum submitted by the Minister of Nation Building, Estate Infrastructure Development Mahinda Rajapaksa to entrust the construction of 408 housing units at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,005,104,421.31 (including 15% VAT) and pay the escalated rates recommended as per ICTAD Formula Base Index.

This project will be financed with the fund of Jayalanka Housing program and Jathika Saviya Program under the Ministry of Nation Building and Estate Infrastructure Development during 2007, 2008, 2009.


Filling the vacancies in the Public Management Assistants’ service in North and East Provinces

The Cabinet approved a memorandum submitted by the Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs Sarath Amunugama to fill the above vacancies on temporary basis on the Public Management Assistants’ service held in 2006 from the districts in North and East Provinces.

However, filling of these vacancies has become vital for the implement of development programs “Dawn of the East” and “Vaddikil Wasantham”.

 

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