CAB­I­NET NOD TO SET UP RE­LIEF FUND AND TO AP­POINT A COM­MIT­TEE

The fund will fa­cil­i­tate the re­con­struc­tion of Churches and pay­ment of com­pen­sa­tion to vic­tims

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY SANDUN A. JAYASEKERA

The Cab­i­net has ap­proved a pro­posal pre­sented by Prime Min­is­ter Ranil Wick­remesinghe to set up a fund us­ing Rs.500 mil­lion state and pri­vate do­na­tions to pro­vide more re­lief to per­sons af­fected by the Easter Sun­day at­tack and ap­point a com­mit­tee com­pris­ing of of­fi­cers in the re­spec­tive in­sti­tu­tions.

The fund will fa­cil­i­tate the re­con­struc­tion of Churches and pay­ment of com­pen­sa­tion to peo­ple af­fected by the ter­ror­ist at­tack.

An ex­perts’ com­mit­tee has sub­mit­ted a con­cept pa­per to re­vise Med­i­cal Or­di­nance No. 26 of 1957. The Cab­i­net has ap­proved the pro­posal pre­sented by Health Min­is­ter Dr. Ra­jitha Se­narathna to es­tab­lish a task force, to present rec­om­men­da­tions and to re­vise the Med­i­cal Or­di­nance ac­cord­ingly, through the Le­gal Drafts­man.

Monash Univer­sity in Aus­tralia has agreed to pro­vide AUD 1.2 mil­lion to the Na­tional Health De­vel­op­ment Fund un­der the World Mos­quito Pro­gramme, of which al­readyaud 120,000 has been pro­vided. The cab­i­net of Min­is­ters ap­proved the pro­posal pre­sented by Dr. Ra­jitha Se­narathna to get the part­ner­ship of the Colombo Univer­sity Col­lege Lanka as an im­ple­men­ta­tion part­ner of the Na­tional

Dengue Preven­tion Pro­gramme.

Cab­i­net ap­proved the pro­posal pre­sented by Dr. Ra­jitha Se­narathne to pur­chase 600 mil­lion tons of full cream milk pow­der from Milko Pvt Ltd on the rec­om­men­da­tion of the cab­i­net ap­pointed pro­cure­ment Com­mit­tee.

Cab­i­net also gave the green light to a pro­posal pre­sented by the Min­is­ter of Highways, Road De­vel­op­ment and Pe­tro­leum Re­sources De­vel­op­ment to award a con­tract for Rs.

285.4 mil­lion to

R.R. Con­struc­tions

Pvt. Ltd., In­dia, to man­u­fac­ture and fix Rail­way Cross

Road Se­cu­rity

Sys­tems at un­pro­tected level cross­ings.

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