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In Budget - 2021

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  • Measures to increase the national forest cover in urban and semi-urban areas

    "Measures will be taken to increase national forest cover by establishing parks in urban and semi-urban areas, developing urban vegetation by establishing tree lines along express ways and implementing tree planting programmes in industrial premises"

    Budget Speech 2021: "It is proposed to increase the forest coverage, by using the lands available on both sides of the roads, schools, government and private offices and urban environments coupled with the accelerated program of expanding the forest cover by 15,000 acres." [Page40]

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  • Measures to mitigate environmental damage due to sand mining

    "Measures will be taken to mitigate the environmental damage that occurs due to illegal and irregular sand mining such as: introducing specific zones where riverine and ground sand can be mined"

    Budget Speech 2021: " The special presidential task force has prepared an estimate of raw materials for implementing projects such as housing, roads, irrigation and water supply. Accordingly, RDA will prepare a special programme to obtain raw materials such as rock, sand, soil etc. from identified locations, minimizing the damage to the environment. All identified excavation centers will be assigned to the RDA and they will supply those materials to the construction industry without a middle-man. The RDA is entrusted with the development of these sites pose excavation in an ecofriendly manner." [page 33] ''Therefore, I propose to allocate an additional amount of Rs.200 million for identified priority programmes such as the prevention of irregular disposal of sewage and regulation of sand mining according to an established mechanism in line with the prescribed conservation requirements'' [Page39]

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  • Public enterprises will not be privatized

    "Any public enterprise will not be privatized"

    Budget Speech 2021: " While the private sector is ahead of the public sector in commercial activities, we do not choose the alternative of privatization of public enterprises. Our policy is to allow public enterprises to function with the private sector management freedoms and to enhance the market competition and consumer welfare with the intervention of the state sector. Therefore, I propose to introduce a regulatory framework providing the required commercial freedoms to the public enterprises in various sectors." [page 37]

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  • Sasun Udawa programme

    "A national programme named 'Sasun Udawa' will be established to develop all infrastructure facilities such as access roads, electricity supply, water supply and sanitation facilities etc., of temples in remote locations"

    Budget Speech 2021: In addition to the budgetary allocations for the rehabilitation of archeological and cultural centers, an additional allocation of Rs.50 million will be made to improve the basic infrastructure required for temples in remote areas'' [Page 18]

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  • Amalgamating state sector entities for efficient policy implementation

    "One entity will be established, amalgamating the state sector entities that focus on rural development, agriculture, tourism, plantations, research, construction, and exports to bring about efficiency in policy implementation"

    Budget Speech 2021: "The existence of separate institutions to fulfil various but interconnected roles has become a major impediment in implementing collective development activities and has led to the incurring of additional expenditure. It is expected to reorganize 5 existing institutions related the tourism sector under the Tourism Promotion Authority and 4 existing institutions related to coconut industry as the Coconut Cultivation and Allied Industries Development Authority under an integrated institutional structure. There is also a need to operate various research institutions in the country as institutions affiliated to the National Research Council in order to manage the resources spent on research maximising productivity. It is also proposed to integrate the institutes related to import of fertilizer and distribution." [page 38]

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  • Improving the national legal system

    "Obsolete legal procedures and ordinances shall be amended and a legal system that is suitable for the future shall be introduced"

    Budget Speech 2021: "Apart from this, I propose to allocate Rs. 20,000 million for a fast-tracked intensive 3 year programme aimed at increasing the number of Justices and staff in the entire legal system including in high courts and magistrate courts and expanding the required infrastructure to rapidly solve those cases." [Page 36] "I expect to present bills on amendment of 60 Acts relating to existing Commercial Law, Civil Law and Criminal Law to this House within the first 3 months of 2021, with the contributions received from 10 specialist consultant teams. Further, by January next year, I am planning to present to the Parliament required amendments to the Companies Act of 2007 considering the timely needs therefor" [Page 37]

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  • Steps shall be taken to eliminate delays in the dispensation of justice

    "Steps shall be taken to eliminate delays in the dispensation of justice"

    Budget Speech 2021: ''If we are to create a law-abiding socio-economic system, we should strive to avoid delays in the legal system and for this purpose the unstinted commitment of the entire legal sector is mandatory. The recently passed 20th Amendment to the Constitution provided for the increase of number of justices in the Superior Courts in Sri Lanka, eliminating the most significant factor for delays in the legal system and hence, Honourable Members of this House who voted in favour of the Amendment can be proud that they voted for the benefit of the people. The number of justices in the superior courts has not been increased since 1978. Therefore, this increase comes after 42 years. Now we have the opportunity to rapidly complete cases and appeals related to fundamental rights of the people that have been piled up in the Supreme Court. Apart from this, I propose to allocate Rs. 20,000 million for a fast tracked intensive 3 year programme aimed at increasing the number of Justices and staff in the entire legal system including in high courts and magistrate courts and expanding the required infrastructure to rapidly solve those cases." [page 36]

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  • Increasing the present number of 353 National Schools to 1000

    "Three schools per Divisional Secretariat will be upgraded to 'National schools', thus increasing the present number of 353 National Schools to 1000"

    Budget Speech 2021: "An allocation of Rs.3,000 million will be available to provide the required teachers and basic facilities to the rural schools, along with the 1,000 National School Development Programme to be implemented at the Divisional Secretariat level." [page 42]

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  • Increasing the Samurdhi benefit

    "All existing Samurdhi benefits provided for low income families will be increased"

    Budget Speech 2021: In order to support the programme to upgrade household economies centered around 200,000 Samurdhi families and thereby empower their villages, Rs.10,000 million will be allocated" [page 42]

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  • Establishment of Technological faculties

    "Technological faculties affiliated to universities will be established"

    Budget Speech 2021: "We have given priority to strengthening the island-wide network of these new technological and technical universities, by modernising the technical colleges to be attractive to our young men and women, under the “one TVET” concept within a formal regulatory framework, by converting these institutes into degree awarding entities in parallel to the expansion of opportunities for university education." [page 15]

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  • New contributory pension scheme

    "New contributory pension scheme will be set up for people who are not receiving pension at present"

    "Budget Speech 2021: I propose to introduce a contributory pension scheme to be made available at the end of 65 years of age [Page 40]"

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  • Establishment of an aviation university and a nautical university

    "An aviation university and a nautical university will be established"

    Budget Speech 2021: "HE the President has already taken the initiative to establish a new University catering to Port and Aviation Technology Engineering subjects by 2023 in Deniyaya in the Matara District." [page 13]

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  • Establishment of an island wide network of new 'technical university colleges'

    "An island wide network of new ‘technical university colleges’ will be established"

    Budget Speech 2021: "..."one TVET" concept within a formal regulatory framework, by converting these institutes into degree awarding entities in parallel to the expansion of opportunities for university education." [page 15]

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  • Restructuring the court system

    "The court system will be restructured to complete all criminal cases in courts without delay"

    Budget Speech 2021: "The recently passed 20th Amendment to the Constitution provided for the increase of number of justices in the Superior Courts in Sri Lanka, eliminating the most significant factor for delays in the legal system and hence, Honourable Members of this House who voted in favour of the Amendment can be proud that they voted for the benefit of the people. The number of justices in the superior courts has not been increased since 1978. Therefore, this increase comes after 42 years. Now we have the opportunity to rapidly complete cases and appeals related to fundamental rights of the people that have been piled up in the Supreme Court. Apart from this, I propose to allocate Rs. 20,000 million for a fast-tracked intensive 3 year programme aimed at increasing the number of Justices and staff in the entire legal system including in high courts and magistrate courts and expanding the required infrastructure to rapidly solve those cases." [page 36]

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  • Upgrading the Nursing Training Schools

    "Nursing Training Schools will be upgraded to degree awarding level"

    Budget 2021: "It is proposed to upgrade the Nursing schools to that of degree awarding institutions to expand the professional education of nursing and nursing services." [page 16]

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  • State sponsored mechanism to empower women entrepreneurs

    "A state-sponsored mechanism, where women entrepreneurs can get involved in small and medium enterprises related to handlooms, garments, crochet, lace, cane, clay pottery, coir, dried fish and fisheries for identified target markets"

    Budget Speech 2021: ''It is proposed to establish a shop in all Grama Niladhari divisions where the network of shops has been adequately expanded targeting 25,000 female entrepreneurs chosen from Samurdhi families.'' [Page 41]

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  • Introduction of a special child nutrition program

    "A special child nutrition programme will be introduced to address undernutrition within the next five years"

    Budget Speech 2021:Therefore, an additional allocation of Rs. 1,500 million will be provided to purchase from farmers these raw materials and to store the same, so as to increase thriposha production. With this program, which will commence with the harvesting of the grain in the Maha season, the continuous distribution of thriposha food to infants and pregnant mothers will commence from March.'' [Page 14,15]

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  • Releasing the government lands for agricultural projects

    "Government lands will be leased for large and medium scale agricultural projects and the farmers will be issued permit lands"

    Budget Speech 2021 "I propose to amend the Agrarian Development Act no 46 of 2000 to empower the District Secretaries to direct the use of barren and abandoned paddy and other agricultural land for productive agricultural purposes" [Page 20]

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  • Increasing the daily wage of tea workers to Rs.1000

    "Daily wage of the workers in the tea industry will be increased to Rs.1,000"

    Budget Speech 2021:d. I also propose to increase the daily wage of plantation workers to Rs.1,000 from January 2021'' [Page 24]

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  • Developing a long-term Human Resource Plan for public service

    "A ‘Long-term Human Resource Plan’ will be developed to enhance the productivity and efficiency of the public service"

    Budget Speech 2021: "Under certain legal frameworks, staff of certain public institutions have to work in the same place of employment throughout their entire career. This limits their professional and technical contribution as well as their welfare. Therefore, I propose to amend the Finance Act to introduce a legal framework to allow the attachment of public sector employees of closed services to other institutions according to their service requirements within the existing conditions of respective services. This will also facilitate to create opportunities for employees who are currently trapped in closed service institutions to work as per their professional interests or pursue employment in their hometowns. This further allows to ensure job satisfaction of employees and to employ them suitably." [page 37]

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  • Introducing a special contributory scheme

    "A special contributory pension scheme will be introduced in addition to the Employees Provident Fund"

    Budget Speech 2021: "Although there is a pension scheme in place for public sector employees, certain employees of public enterprises and private sector benefits only from the Employees’ Provident Fund. Further, there is no pension scheme or a employees’ provident fund mechanism for a majority of those employed in production sectors and services such as agriculture, fisheries, small enterprises and those self-employed and employed in apparel, tourism, plantation sectors and are employed overseas earning foreign exchange deprived that bring foreign exchange revenue to the country depriving them of a fixed income in their old age. This is why I proposed a contributory pension scheme for them in 2012. Therefore, I propose to introduce a contributory pension scheme to be made available at the end of 65 years of age." [page 40]

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  • Introduction of a contributory pension scheme

    "A contributory pension scheme will be introduced in addition to the EPF"

    Budget Speech 2021:"Although there is a pension scheme in place for public sector employees, certain employees of public enterprises and private sector benefits only from the Employees’ Provident Fund. Further, there is no pension scheme or a employees’ provident fund mechanism for a majority of those employed in production sectors and services such as agriculture, fisheries, small enterprises and those self-employed and employed in apparel, tourism, plantation sectors and are employed overseas earning foreign exchange deprived that bring foreign exchange revenue to the country depriving them of a fixed income in their old age. This is why I proposed a contributory pension scheme for them in 2012. Therefore, I propose to introduce a contributory pension scheme to be made available at the end of 65 years of age" [page 40]

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  • A contributory pension scheme for migrant workers

    "A contributory pension scheme will be introduced for migrant workers who have been in employment abroad for a period of over 6 years"

    Budget Speech 2021: "Although there is a pension scheme in place for public sector employees, certain employees of public enterprises and private sector benefits only from the Employees’ Provident Fund. Further, there is no pension scheme or a employees’ provident fund mechanism for a majority of those employed in production sectors and services such as agriculture, fisheries, small enterprises and those self-employed and employed in apparel, tourism, plantation sectors and are employed overseas earning foreign exchange deprived that bring foreign exchange revenue to the country depriving them of a fixed income in their old age. This is why I proposed a contributory pension scheme for them in 2012. Therefore, I propose to introduce a contributory pension scheme to be made available at the end of 65 years of age." [page 40]

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  • Average rate of economic growth of 6.5 percent or higher during 2020-2025

    "To achieve an average rate of economic growth of 6.5 percent or higher during 2020-2025"

    Budget Speech 2021: "...our target is to maintain an inclusive growth rate of 6 percent over the medium term." [Page 4]

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  • Keeping the rate of annual inflation not exceeding 5%

    "To keep the rate of annual inflation not exceeding 5 percent"

    Budget Speech 2021: "Priority should be given to the maintenance of price stability facilitating an annual inflation rate of around 5 percent resulting in the control of cost of living."

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  • Keeping the budget deficit at less than 4%

    "To keep the budget deficit at less than 4% percent of GDP"

    Budget Speech 2021: "Reducing the revenue-expenditure gap of the government annually from 9 percent to 4 percent is one of the key milestones in the management of fiscal policy."

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  • Reducing import taxes on raw materials and intermediate goods

    "Steps will be taken to reduce import taxes on raw materials and intermediate goods"

    Budget Speech 2021: "To remove import taxes on the raw materials not available in the country, machineries and equipment with modern technology, to boost exports, and also to encourage domestic industries to produce value added goods." [page 29]

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  • Replacing the current VAT and NBT with a simple VAT of 8%

    "A simple value added tax of 8 percent will be introduced replacing both the current VAT of 15 percent and the Nation Building Tax (NBT) of 2 per cent"

    Budget Speech 2021: "One of the main factors, of reviving the economy and supporting the businesses to thrive, is a consistent tax policy for the next 5 years. I propose to maintain the VAT unchanged at 8 percent, for businesses with a turnover of more than Rs. 25 million per month engaged in the import and manufacture of goods or provision of services, except in the case of banking, financial and insurance sectors." [page 6]

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  • Scrapping the PAYE tax subjecting the personal income tax to a ceiling of 15%

    "PAYE tax will be scrapped and personal income tax will be subject to a ceiling of 15 percent"

    Budget Speech 2021: "Personal Income Tax will apply on earnings from employment, rent, interest, dividends or any other source only if it exceeds Rs.250,000 per month. Withholding tax on rent, interest or dividends and the PAYE tax (Pay As You Earn) and taxes on interest have been abolished." [page 8]

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  • A 5 year moratorium to taxes payable by agriculturists and small, medium enterprises

    "A five year moratorium will be granted on taxes payable by agriculturists and small and medium enterprises"

    Budget Speech 2021: "Individuals and companies engaged in farming, including agriculture, fisheries and livestock farming will be exempted from taxes in the next 5 years." [page 8]

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  • A special tax for different categories of goods and services

    "A special tax will be introduced for different categories of goods and services"

    Budget Speech 2021: "I propose to improve the efficiency of tax collection through the introduction of an online – managed single Special Goods and Service Tax in place of the various goods and service taxes and levies, imposed under multiple laws and institutions on alcohol, cigarettes, Telecommunication, betting and gaming and vehicles, which accounts for 50 percent of the income from taxes and levies" [Page 7]

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  • Import tariff will be raised

    "Import tariff on goods competing with domestically produced substitutes will be raised"

    Budget Speech 2021 "In ensuring that the production economy is geared to fulfil the above objectives, the following proposals will be implemented. 1.To limit importation of agricultural commodities except the items that cannot be produced domestically (negative List). 2.To impose the Special commodity levy to balance the supply and demand of domestic production for selected agricultural products 3.To impose CESS to provide the required protection on the imports and exports of domestic production 4.To remove import taxes on the raw materials not available in the country, machineries and equipment with modern technology, to boost exports, and also to encourage domestic industries to produce value added goods 5.To classify all imports other than the above, under three categories of 0, 10 and 15 percent...." [Page 29]

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  • Pension schemes for farmers

    "Pension scheme for farmers will be reestablished"

    Budget Speech 2021: "Although funds amounting to more than Rs.50 billion have been annually allocated for the recipients of Samurdhi and pension entitlements of farmers and fishermen, however, a savings mechanism that provides an adequate income for to the requirements that arises in their old age or for special requirements has not been in place" [Page 9]

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  • Low interest subsidized loan scheme to pepper growers

    "Low interest subsidized loan scheme will be initiated to help pepper growers obtain the required equipment and technical instructions to improve pepper preparation"

    Budget Speech 2021: "I also propose to provide relief on custom duties and financing facilities to obtain land and modern equipment for entrepreneurs investing in value additions to local crops such as pepper, cloves, cardamom and coffee suitable for the export market. I propose to provide additional allocation of Rs. 2,000 million for these development work to be undertaken in the plantation sector." [Page 23]

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  • A programme to expand the breeding of sea and fresh water fish

    "A broad based programme will be commenced jointly by the fisheries community associations and the National Aquaculture Development Authority for the expanded breeding of both sea and fresh water fish"

    Budget Speech 2021: "With a view to increase rural income sources and ensure availability of nutritious food, I propose to increase freshwater fish production to 250,000 metric tons by releasing 50 million fingerlings annually to tanks and freshwater reservoirs with an allocation of Rs.150 million. I propose to simplify the administrative process for the exportation of most sought after fish and aquatic plants, to develop tissue culture methods, to increase the availability of fish feed and to increase airport and cargo/freight facilities for exports. I propose to allocate Rs. 200 million for the development of Fisheries Farm Zones with infrastructure facilities in line with the environmental standards in the Districts of Batticaloa, Jaffna, Puttlam and Mannar which are suitable for fish production such as prawns, lobster, carp, tilapia and modha." [Page 22]

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  • Setting up free ports in industrial cities such as Colombo and Hambantota

    "In industrial cities/ free trade zones, free ports will be set up covering all Provinces in economic corridors and surrounding ports and airports in areas such as Colombo and Hambantota"

    Budget Speech 2021: " In order to promote the Colombo and Hambanthota ports as commodity trading hubs in international trading, and to encourage investments in bonded warehouses and warehouses related to offshore business I propose to exempt such investments from all taxes." [page 10]

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  • Reserving state constructions for the domestic construction firms

    "All state construction work will be reserved for the domestic construction firms"

    Budget Speech 2021: "I propose to implement various development programmes through public enterprises amounting to at least twice as the budget provisions allocated to them. For example, public institutions in the construction sector such as Kolonnawa Government Factory, Department of Buildings, State Engineering Corporation, State Development and Construction Corporation, Central Engineering Bureau, Railway Engineering Bureau, Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation can implement construction projects of the Government. Therefore, I propose to entrust the public enterprises with the task of implementing the projects in the Public Investment Programme instead of allocating recurrent and capital expenditure for 2021. Public institutions should refrain from underestimating the procurement process by carrying out the intermediate role of providing sub contracts to the private sector." [Page 31]

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  • Establishing a country wide optical transmission system and a 5G Mobile Broadband system

    "A country wide High Speed Optical Transmission System and a high speed 5G Mobile Broadband System to facilitate data transmission will be established"

    Budget Speech 2021: "“Gamata Sanniwedanaya” (Communication for the Village) which has been initiated in Rathnapura district to ensure 100 percent 4G/fibre broadband coverage and it is expected to be expanded to the entire country by investing Rs.15,000 million from the Telecom Development Fund during the period 2021-2022. This programme will expand the availability of mobile and fixed broadband services. It is planned to provide the required infrastructure including communication towers and fibre installations to telecom service providers to establish broadband services covering all the Grama Niladhari divisions of the island." [Page 12]

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  • Introducing the mobile and digital payment system to handle local and international financial transactions

    "A mobile and digital payment system will be introduced along with the necessary physical infrastructure and legal provisions to handle all local and international financial transactions"

    Budget Speech 2021: "His Excellency he President has given special attention to enhance Digital Governance using Information Technology as a tool to simplify Government mechanisms as well as market structures and processes, ensuring efficient and people-focused service delivery and exchange of knowledge. Establishment of an international e-commerce and e-payment systems, the high speed data exchange system and the related mobile network systems are investment priorities. It is required to establish new laws and organizational structures in relation to data security, cyber security and intellectual property rights. The aim of this is to convert our economy as a technology-based entrepreneurial economy by expanding entrepreneurial development, technological infrastructure and related services to enable enhancement of the contribution of the technology sector for exports and its contribution for knowledge and professional services of the national economy. Therefore, I propose a special allocation of Rs.8,000 million to expand the technology sector." [Page 12]

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  • Introduction of a cross border e-Commerce and international payment system to handle international trade

    "A Cross border e-Commerce and International e-Payment system will be put in place to handle all international trade and financial transactions electronically, along with the required legal provisions"

    Budget Speech 2021: "His Excellency the President has given special attention to enhance Digital Governance using Information Technology as a tool to simplify Government mechanisms as well as market structures and processes, ensuring efficient and people-focused service delivery and exchange of knowledge.Establishment of an international e-commerce and e-payment systems,the high speed data exchange system and the related mobile network systems are investment priorities.It is required to establish new laws and organizational structures in relation to data security, cyber security and intellectual property rights. The aim of this is to convert our economy as a technology-based entrepreneurial economy by expanding entrepreneurial development, technological infrastructure and related services to enable enhancement of the contribution of the technology sector for exports and its contribution for knowledge and professional services of the national economy. Therefore, I propose a special allocation of Rs. 8,000 million to expand the technology sector." [Page 12]

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  • New legislation to ensure data protection

    "New legislation will be introduced to ensure Data Protection, Cyber security, and Intellectual Property Rights"

    Budget Speech 2021: "His Excellency the President has given special attention to enhance Digital Governance using Information Technology as a tool to simplify Government mechanisms as well as market structures and processes, ensuring efficient and people-focused service delivery and exchange of knowledge. Establishment of an international e-commerce and e-payment systems, the high speed data exchange system and the related mobile network systems are investment priorities .It is required to establish new laws and organizational structures in relation to data security, cyber security and intellectual property rights. The aim of this is to convert our economy as a technology-based entrepreneurial economy by expanding entrepreneurial development, technological infrastructure and related services to enable enhancement of the contribution of the technology sector for exports and its contribution for knowledge and professional services of the national economy. Therefore, I propose a special allocation of Rs. 8,000 million to expand the technology sector." [Page 12]

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  • Introducing an integrated physical spatial system

    "An integrated physical spatial system will be introduced to address the disparities in urbanization and change the structural pattern of cities"

    Budget Speech 2021: ''It is planned to establish urban walking tracks and associated common amenities in municipal and urban council areas island wide in an eco-friendly manner co existing with the bio diversity of each these areas. Since common amenities such as relaxing and a healthy outdoor environment constitutes a fundamental requirement of urban dwellers and I propose to allocate Rs. 2,000 million to develop these facilities.'' [page 17]

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  • Reducing the traffic congestion in Colombo by 50% by introducing a radial road system, sky bridges, vertical parking lots and flyovers

    "The traffic congestion in Colombo by 50% by introducing a Radial and Circular road system while adding sky bridges, vertical parking lots and flyovers in key areas"

    Budget Speech 2021: "Construction of the Port Access Elevated Expressway is now underway while the procurement procedures are at the final stages with regard to the Road from Kelani Bridge to Athurigiriya. A separate state company has been formed with the vesting of expressways and related assets, to ensure the development and maintenance of the expressway network in the country. Steps have been taken to extend the marine drive up to Moratuwa. Public Investments have been allocated develop bridges and by roads to ease the traffic congestion in Colombo and its suburbs. I propose to fast track the implementation of the 3 year Road Development Programme which covers all 25 districts as mentioned in the Budget Estimates. I further propose to expand the railway network in Colombo and suburban areas and expand the Kelani Valley Railway up to Awissawella which will complement the development in the urban highway network." [page 25]

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  • Initiating a new Colombo beautification project by introducing urban forests, water gardens, and green belts

    "The New Colombo beautification project would be undertaken by introducing beautiful urban forests, water gardens, and green belts on either side of the highways, thereby eliminating the visible concrete facades"

    Budget Speech 2021: "It is proposed to increase the forest coverage, by using the lands available on both sides of the roads, schools, government and private offices and urban environments coupled with the accelerated program of expanding the forest cover by 15,000 acres." [page 40] "It is planned to establish urban walking tracks and associated common amenities in municipal and urban council areas island wide in an eco-friendly manner co existing with the bio diversity of each these areas. Since common amenities such as relaxing and a healthy outdoor environment constitutes a fundamental requirement of urban dwellers and I propose to allocate Rs.2,000 million to develop these facilities." [page 18]

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  • Extending the Colombo-Kandy Expressway and port city elevated highway project to Kottawa, Battaramulla and Peliyagoda

    "Colombo-Kandy Expressway and the Port city elevated highway project will be extended and finished connecting Kottawa, Battaramulla, and Peliyagoda as well"

    Budget Speech 2021: "Construction of the Port Access Elevated Expressway is now underway while the procurement procedures are at the final stages with regard to the Road from Kelani Bridge to Athurigiriya. A separate state company has been formed with the vesting of expressways and related assets, to ensure the development and maintenance of the expressway network in the country." [page 24]

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  • Developing alternative road systems to facilitate main roads

    "100,000 KM alternative road system will be developed to facilitate higher level of access to main roads and expressways"

    "Budget Speech 2021: Steps have been taken to extend the marine drive up to Moratuwa. Public Investments have been allocated develop bridges and by roads to ease the traffic congestion in Colombo and its suburbs. I propose to fast track the implementation of the 3 year Road Development Programme which covers all 25 districts as mentioned in the Budget Estimates.I further propose to expand the railway network in Colombo and suburban areas and to expand the Kelani Valley Railway up to Awissawella which will complement the development in the urban highway network. [Page 25]"

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  • Developing the train compartments and carriages

    "All train compartments and carriages wail be developed and upgraded"

    Budget Speech 2021: ''It is proposed to develop railway compartment production as a domestic industry.'' [Page 32]

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  • Repairing the rail tracks

    "Existing rail tracks will be repaired in line with the programme of adding value to train services"

    Budget Speech 2021: "I further propose to expand the railway network in Colombo and suburban areas and to expand the Kelani Valley Railway up to Awissawella which will complement the development in the urban highway network. It is also proposed to obtain the direct contribution of Department of Railways and local engineers in rail road development projects'' [Page 25]

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  • Converting the Colombo-Katunayake and Hambantota-Mattala air and sea ports into free ports

    "Colombo-Katunayake and Hambantota Mattala air and sea ports will be converted into free ports"

    Budget Speech 2021: "In order to promote the Colombo and Hambanthota ports as commodity trading hubs in international trading, and to encourage investments in bonded warehouses and warehouses related to offshore business I propose to exempt such investments from all taxes." [page 10]

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  • Revising the China - Sri Lanka agreement on Hambantota Port

    "The already signed agreement with the Chinese government, in terms of the Hambantota Port, will be revisited and ways will be explored to bring about a win-win for the two countries"

    Budget Speech 2021: In order to promote the Colombo and Hambanthota ports as commodity trading hubs in international trading, and to encourage investments in bonded warehouses and warehouses related to offshore business I propose to exempt such investments from all taxes'' [page 10]

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  • Steps to enhance the country's renewable energy

    "Country’s renewable energy mix is expected to be 40% of the total portfolio by 2030 and renewable energy together would account for 80% of the overall energy mix by 2030"

    Budget Speech 2021: ''The 'Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour' aims to ensure that by 2030 at least 70 percent of the total energy requirement of the country could be sourced through renewable sources" [page 25] "Up to now 300 MW of solar energy is added to the national grid and it is expected to add 1,000 MW capacity through local investments within the period 2021 – 2023. I propose to add a capacity of 500 MW to the grid, by providing solar panels generating 5 kW to 100,000 houses of low income families, through the loan schemes from the Asian Development Bank and the Indian Line of Credit, to supplement the government’s investments in the sector. I propose to increase renewable energy capacity to 1,000 MW by the expeditious implementation of both off shore wind and floating solar power plants exceeding 100 MW, with incentives provided by the Board of Investment'' [page 26]

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  • Two natural gas tribune plants in Kerawalapitiya and theree before 2023

    "Two natural gas turbine plants will be implemented in Kerawalapitiya and Hambantota before 2023"

    Budget Speech 2021: "In order to mitigate the risk, it is planned to augment the capacity of the Lakvijaya Coal Fired Power Plant by 300 MW and to establish 2 natural gas power plants with a generation capacity of 600 MW. It is also planned to convert the Kerawalapitiya power plants as natural gas power plants and to establish an additional natural gas power plants with private ownership" [page 25]

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  • Adding 100MW wind energy in Mannar

    "100MW of wind energy will be added in Mannar by 2021"

    Budget Speech 2021: " I propose to increase renewable energy capacity to 1,000 MW by the expeditious implementation of both off shore wind and floating solar power plants exceeding 100 MW, with incentives provided by the Board of Investment. I propose to allow a tax holiday of 7 years for all renewable energy projects." [page 26]

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  • Adding 800MW solar energy

    "800MW of solar energy will be added to the national grid by executing a wind and solar power project in potential locations around the country including Mannar, Poonareyn and Monaragala"

    Budget Speech 2021: ''Up to now 300 MW of solar energy is added to the national grid and it is expected to add 1,000 MW capacity through local investments within the period 2021 – 2023. I propose to add a capacity of 500 MW to the grid, by providing solar panels generating 5 kW to 100,000 houses of low income families, through the loan schemes from the Asian Development Bank and the Indian Line of Credit, to supplement the government’s investments in the sector. I propose to provide loans at an interest rate of 4 percent in this regard. This will facilitate the low income families to save the expenditure on electricity and also earn an extra income by supplying excess energy to the national grid. I propose to invest on installation of solar panels on roof tops of religious places, public institutions, hospitals, schools and defence establishments. I propose to facilitate private entrepreneurs at rural level, to install solar power plants connected to 10,000 transformers under the theme “Gamata Balagarayak - Gamata Vyavasakayek”. I propose to increase renewable energy capacity to 1,000 MW by the expeditious implementation of both off shore wind and floating solar power plants exceeding 100 MW, with incentives provided by the Board of Investment. I propose to allow a tax holiday of 7 years for all renewable energy projects." [page 26]

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  • Erecting electric fences to minimize the human elephant conflict

    "Resolutions such as erecting electric fences, will be implemented to minimize the human elephant conflict"

    Budget Speech 2021: " 9. We will allocate, Rs.3,000 million to establish elephant fencing and trenches, and also to construct tanks in the wildlife areas while meeting the requirement for food of the animals, protecting wildlife habitats, also to empower the communities to engage in community safeguard mechanisms, with a view to mitigate the loss of property and life that arises due to the human elephant conflict. 10. It also includes measures to safeguard sanctuaries and elephant living areas without obstructing their migration patterns." [page 43]

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  • Environmental regulations to conserve and protect environment

    "Environmental regulations will be implemented in order to conserve and protect the environment"

    'Budget Speech 2021: ''I propose to ban the usage of single use polythene and plastics with effect from 01 January 2021 to ensure the management of polythene and plastic waste in an environmentally sensitive manner'' [Page 39]

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  • A system identify abandoned lands and to restore them for agricultural purposes and forest lands

    "A system will be put in place to identify barren and abandoned lands and to restore them to be used as agricultural land and forest lands"

    Budget Speech 2021: "Land that can be used for the cultivation of paddy have been left abandoned. It is a national priority to cultivate all arable lands. I request all owners of paddy land and others to engage in cultivation in the forthcoming Maha season. I propose to amend the Agrarian Development Act no 46 of 2000 to empower the District Secretaries to direct the use of barren and abandoned paddy and other agricultural land for productive agricultural purposes" [Page 20]

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  • An action plan to prevent marine pollution, including plastic pollution

    "An action plan will be formulated to safeguard the oceans from pollution including plastic pollution"

    Budget Speech 2021: "It is needed to reduce the effects to environment through single use polythene and plastics. Recycling of plastics needs to be made compulsory to promote the usage of glass, eco friendly, health appropriate and degradable material. I propose to ban the usage of single use polythene and plastics with effect from 01 January 2021 to ensure the management of polythene and plastic waste in an environmentally sensitive manner." [page 39] "Pollution in the river basins of the country is mainly caused by irregular human activities, urbanization and industrialization. Irregular disposal of polythene, plastic and fecal matter in to rivers and the contamination of rivers due to soil erosion and use of pesticides have become an environmental challenge. Therefore, I propose to allocate an additional amount of Rs. 200 million for identified priority programmes such as the prevention of irregular disposal of sewage and regulation of sand mining according to an established mechanism in line with the prescribed conservation requirements." [page 39]

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  • Introducing a proper waste collection system for Pradeshiya Sabhas

    "Proper waste collection systems and designated disposal locations will be introduced including sanitary landfills shared by more than one Pradeshiya Sabha"

    Budget Speech 2021: "Rs. 3,000 million is allocated for waste management in Pradeshiya Sabhas in order to prevent the wildlife from being attracted to villages due dumping of garbage in village boundaries close to wildlife." Rs. 3,000 million is allocated to maintain roads in Pradeshiya Sabha areas without adequate revenue, to maintain cleanliness in Sathipola and common areas, disposal of wastage and provision of community sanitary facilities." [page 43]

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  • Conserving the natural ecosystems

    "Natural ecosystems will be conserved while actively restoring and rehabilitating degraded ecosystems"

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  • Prohibiting large scale developments in environmentally sensitive area

    "No large-scale developments will be allowed in identified environmentally sensitive areas"

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  • Establishment of National Policy, Planning and Implementation Commission

    "Existing 'National Economic Council and the 'Strategic Enterprise Management Agency' will be disbanded and replaced with a 'National Policy, Planning and Implementation Commission' functioning directly under the President"

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  • Carrying out SEA in each district

    "Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) will be carried out for each district in the island"

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  • Suspend procurement of vehicles for public sector for 3 years

    "The Procurement of vehicles for the public sector (including ministers ) and purchase of multi-faceted office facilities will be suspended for a period of 3 years"

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  • Carrying out building of settlements on the basis of Neighborhood Principle and Vertical Green Development

    "The building of settlements will be carried out on the basis of the Neighborhood Principle and Vertical Green Development (high rise developments) and such settlements will be turned into “Green and Smart” cities"

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  • Establishment of a special court to hear financial crimes and frauds

    "A special court to hear cases relating to financial crimes and frauds will be established"

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  • Establishment of a National Procurement System

    "A national procurement system will be introduced and will be implemented with rigor and transparency"

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  • A quality certificate in relation to sand purification process

    " A quality certificate in relation to the purification process will be issued"

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  • Publish audit reports of SOEs on time

    "All State banks, State enterprises and State corporations will be required to conduct forensic audits and to submit audited financial statements using accepted auditing standards on time"

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  • Awareness programmes for environmental protection

    "Targeted programmes will be planned and implemented to increase awareness and the active engagement of communities in areas such as forest conservation, soil conservation, coastal conservation, waste management, energy management and noise pollution management"

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  • Prominence to Buddhism

    "As per Article 9 of the constitution, we shall give foremost place to Buddhism and protect the Buddha Sasana"

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  • A National Enterprises Authority will be established

    "A National Enterprises Authority will be established"

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  • Educational Programme for monks

    "A new educational programme will be put in place to develop English language, computer and technical skills of young Buddhist monks"

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  • Mandatory timely submission of annual reports

    "Timely submission of Annual reports by State enterprises will be made mandatory"

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  • A special programme to uplift Pirivena education

    "A special programme will be arranged for the upliftment of 'Pirivena' education under the auspices of the Ministry of Education"

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  • Establishment of special monitoring scheme

    "The Treasury will put in place a special monitoring scheme in respect of those enterprises deemed to be monetarily important to the government"

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  • Appointment of PSC to draft new constitutions

    "A Parliamentary Select Committee will be appointed to engage with the people, political leaders, and civil society groups in order to prepare a new constitution"

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  • Appointment of inter-religious advisory council

    "An Inter-Religious Advisory Council will be established under the chairmanship of the President"

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  • Measures to improve arbitration and mediation

    "Measures would be introduced to empower the arbitration process so that civil disputes could be settled at Mediation Boards instead of being taken to the courts of law"

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  • Indictment of discharge of detailed political prisoners

    "Those who are under detention for long periods, charged with terrorism related offences, will either be indicted or discharged within three months"

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  • Introducing the digital technology to the judicial system

    "Digital technology will be used to improve the coordination between the judicial system and related agencies"

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  • Establishment of National Land Commission

    "A National Land Commission will be established to prepare a proper land use policy "

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  • A higher education institute for mass media

    "A 'Higher Education Institute for Mass-media' on par with international standards will be set up under government patronage in order to produce media professionals with high professional skills"

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  • Strict bilingual education for students

    "It will be made mandatory for Sinhalese medium students to learn Tamil, and Tamil medium students to learn Sinhalese, with the fullest support of the State"

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  • A committee to develop mass media education

    "A committee of experts will be appointed to develop mass media education conforming to high academic standards"

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  • Enact campaign finance laws and empower election commission to take legal action against violations

    "A new legislation will be enacted to curb election related expenditure and empower the Election Commission to institute legal action against any violations"

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  • Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corportation and Sri Lanka broadcasting corporation will be brought under a commission accountable to parliament

    "Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation will be brought under a Commission that is accountable to the Parliament"

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  • Legal protection for military and law enforcement authorities

    "The personnel in intelligence agencies, armed forces and police will be provided with the legal protection to enable them to perform their duties fearlessly and with dignity, without any political interference"

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  • Restructuring the press council

    "Press Council will be re-structured to cover electronic, print and other new media and made to adjudicate on matters relating to journalists and media institutions"

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  • Appointment of a commission to investigate Easter Sunday attack

    "An independent commission will be established to investigate into the activities of all those responsible for the April 21st terror attack and to penalize them according to the procedure established by law"

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  • Setting up press clubs

    "Press Clubs will be set up provincially in order to provide extensive facilities for all journalists"

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  • Establishment of a scheme care for those who have been permanently disabled from Easter Sunday Attack

    "A scheme will be implemented to care for those who have been permanently disabled, from the 21st April terror attack on a long-term basis"

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  • Legal protection to historical heritage sites

    "Legal ordinances will be amended as deemed necessary in order to provide the historical heritage sites and archeologically important sites the highest security"

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  • Providing financial assistance to relatives who are looking after children who lost their parents in Easter Attack

    "Relatives who are looking after children who have lost their parents due to the terror attack will be provided financial assistance on a monthly basis"

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  • Creating a digital archeological encyclopedia

    "A 'Digital Archeological Encyclopedia' that provides information on places of worship of archeological and historical significance belonging to all religions will be created"

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  • Compensation for affected families from the Easter Attack

    "Affected families from the terror attack will be compensated within two months"

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  • Tax concessions for supporting authors

    "Tax concessions will be provided for supporting book publishing, purchasing of paper material and printing machinery "

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  • Institution of a National Drug Rehabilitation Programme

    "A National Drug Rehabilitation Programme will be instituted to ensure that all those addicted to drugs are rehabilitated"

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  • Mechanisms to ensure royalty payments to authors

    "A proper mechanism will be established to ensure royalty payments to authors from publishing contracts"

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  • Measures to release all armed forces personnel, police officers and CDF personnel imprisoned on false allegations

    "Measures will be taken to release all armed forces personnel, police officers and CDF personnel imprisoned on false allegations, or on fabricated charges"

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  • Funding to expand the publication assistance projects

    "Funding provision would increase to expand the Publication Assistance Project sponsored by the National Library and Documentation Services Board"

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  • Establishment of a Police University

    "A police university similar to the Kotalawala Defence Academy will be created"

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  • Revitalizing Prof.Ediriweera Sarachchandra drama training school

    "Steps will be taken to fully revitalize Professor Ediriiweera Sarachchandra Drama Training School of Department of Cultural Affairs"

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  • Providing motorcycles to police officers

    "Motorcycles will be provided to police officers below the rank of Inspector, who have to carry out field investigations"

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  • A special task force to improve film industry

    "A special task force will be established to study the deep-rooted problems in the film industry and to propose the way forward for rapid revival"

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  • Providing stage patronage to establish preschools and day care centres

    "State patronage will be provided to establish one preschool and one day care centre in each Grama Seva Niladhari division"

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  • A new art and sculpture exhibition theatre

    "A fully fledged art and sculpture exhibition theatre will be set up in the capital city"

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  • A special body to address issues in bali thovil and shanthikarma sector

    "A special regulatory body will be established under the Cultural Ministry to resolve problems and to address issues in 'bali thovil and shanthikarma' sector"

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  • Building at least one trilingual model secondary national school in each district

    "In each district at least one trilingual, model secondary national school will be built on the lines of the Mahinda Rajapaksa Vidyalayas in Homagama and Matara. Twenty such model schools will be built within the first two years"

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  • A framework to provide raw materials to Shanthikarma sector

    "A framework will be set up to provide raw materials for 'bali thovil and shanthikarma' industry with legal provisions for specialists in this sector to store raw materials"

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  • Introducing a new scientific method for university admissions

    "A new scientific method for university admissions based on the school rather than the district, will be introduced"

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  • Restarting the Divineguma Programme

    "Measures will be taken to restart and revitalize the Divineguma programme"

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  • Amending the age limits for 'O' levels and 'A'levels

    "The age limits for ‘O levels and ‘A’ levels will be amended in accordance with the norm at international examinations"

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  • Starting a cooperative village system

    "100,000 low income families will be selected and provided with training, infrastructure facilities, equipment and markets, in areas such as agriculture, fisheries, animal husbandry for value addition; under a cooperative village system"

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  • Reforms to minimize the number of years spent to obtain a university degree

    "Reforms will be introduced to minimize the number of years spent to obtain a university degree"

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  • Professional training opportunities for youth

    "Professional training opportunities will be provided to youth in Samurdhi families"

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  • Introduction of a new method to test a student's IQ level at Grade 6

    "A new method will be introduced to test a student’s IQ level at Grade 6, and they will be guided to higher studies according to their acquired skills and inherent skills"

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  • Converting all universities into smart learning universities

    "All universities will be converted to Smart Learning Universities and the necessary technical support will be provided"

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  • Restructuring Smaurdhi Banks

    "All the Samurdhi Banks will be restructured using modern technology, and facilities will be provided for customers to do their day-to-day transactions through mobile phones"

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  • Establishment of a social protection fund

    "A social protection fund will be established to address the issues in health, religious and other current requirements of elderly community"

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  • A monthly allowance for single parent families

    "Single parent family with kids below 12 years of age and does not have any income sources will be provided with a monthly allowance"

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  • Establishment of institutes affiliated to the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute

    "Four institutes affiliated to the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute will be established in Matara, Mannar, Batticaloa, and Badulla"

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  • Increasing the number of existing university colleges

    "The number of existing university colleges will be increased from 6 to 20"

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  • Two new rehabilitation centers

    "Two fully fledged rehabilitation centers will be established for first-time prisoners and prisoners who have been jailed for small offences"

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  • Implementation of the "Suwa Divimaga'' Programme

    "The 'Suwa Divimaga' Programme, a programme to promote a healthy lifestyle among the citizens will be implemented"

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  • Constructing pedestrian paths

    "Pedestrian paths will be constructed on all roads for pedestrians to walk without entering main roads;"

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  • Upgrading selected hospitals to the level of National Hospitals

    "One selected hospital in every district will be fully-equipped and upgraded to a level similar to that of the National Hospital at present"

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  • Revising the existing law in relation to road accidents

    "Existing laws will be revisited to provide reasonable compensation for deaths and irreversible disabilities, due to road accidents"

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  • Establishment of a regulatory authority to govern all hospitals, dispensaries and laboratories

    "A regulatory authority will be established to govern all hospitals, dispensaries and laboratories"

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  • Legal actions for killers of elephants

    "Strong legal action will be instituted against those found to be guilty of brutal killing of elephants during the last five years"

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  • Establishment of an online psychological counselling service

    "An online psychological counselling service with a 24 hour toll-free mobile hotline will be established under the Ministry of Health"

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  • Concessionary pricing schemes for the needs of pets

    "Concessionary pricing scheme will be introduced for medicines and other needs of pets"

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  • Establishing people centric boards at every grama sewa division

    "A people-centric board at every Grama Sewa division will be set up under the purview of each village’s religious leaders, educated and knowledgeable seniors, youth leaders and women representatives"

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  • Commencement of a programme to promote medical research

    "A programme will be commenced to promote medical research, innovation and training"

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  • One people centric center in each grama sewa division

    "One people-centric center in each Grama sewa division will be established"

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  • Developing a system to drive health policies and planning by research data and audit data

    "A system will be developed to drive health policies and planning by research and audit data"

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  • Establishment of a National Indigenous Medical Council and a Sri Lanka Ayurvedic Medical Council

    "A National Indigenous Medical Council and a Sri Lanka Ayurvedic Medical Council will be established"

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  • A committee to allocate new provincial boundaries

    "An empowered committee will be appointed to reassess and allocate new provincial boundaries based on geographical, population and administration aspects"

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  • Developing a program to cater to the demands generated by tourists for Ayurvedic and homeopathic treatment

    "The Ministry of Tourism will be directed to develop a mechanism to cater to the demands generated by tourists for Ayurvedic, Siddha, Unani, and other indigenous, traditional and homeopathic treatment methods"

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  • Enhancing the power of provincial councils to carry out development activities

    "Provincial councils will be given added powers to carry out development work pertaining to its Pradeshiya Sabhas, Urban Councils and Municipal Councils within the regional development plan"

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  • Establishment of 'Youth Entrepreneur Counselling Centers'

    "‘Youth Entrepreneur Counselling Centers' will be established under the Ministry of Youth Affairs"

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  • Launching the Punarjeewa Fund

    "'Punarjeewana Fund' will be launched to improve the livelihood and basic needs of people in Nothern and Eastern Provinces"

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  • Establishment of a National Youth Fund

    "A ‘National Youth Fund’ will be established to invest on young entrepreneurs"

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  • Housing for war affected families

    "Housing for families affected by the 30-year war will be provided"

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  • Establishment of a Youth Human Resource Data Bank

    "A Youth Human Resource Data Bank will be established"

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  • Investment schemes for rehabilitated youth

    "Investment schemes shall be made available for rehabilitated youth"

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  • Establishment of a Sports University

    "A Sports University of international standard will be established"

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  • Releasing the private lands held by government to their owners

    "All private lands currently being held by the government will be released to their respective owners"

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  • Introduction of a program to address violence and abuse against the children

    "A programme will be established to address all forms of exploitation, abuse and violence against children"

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  • Creating economic zones in Nothern and Eastern Provinces

    "Economic zones will be created in every district in Nothern and Eastern provinces"

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  • A program to prevent abuse, violence and exploitation of children at preschools and day-care centers

    "A programme will be put in place to prevent abuse, violence and exploitation of children at pre-schools, day-care centers and schools"

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  • Constructing a 'Nelum Pokuna' in Jaffna

    "Jaffna will get its own 'Nelum Pokuna' to encourage youth to utilize their interests in the visual arts"

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  • A section in each District Court to resolve court cases pertaining to children

    "Each District Court will have a dedicated section to resolve court cases pertaining to children without delay"

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  • Introduction of a 'foster family system'

    "A national programme will be established to introduce a ‘foster family system’ for all children in Child Care and Development Centers/Institutions"

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  • A programme to develop horticulture and organic products

    "A programme will be established to utilize unused estate land to develop horticulture and organic products"

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  • A separate unit in Police to investigate matters relating to gender equality at work place

    "A separate unit will be set up within the Police Commission to take swift disciplinary action against officers who do not adhere to the standards and principles of gender equality"

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  • Implementing a ''New Nutrition Aid Programme''

    "A 'New Nutrition Aid Programme' will be implemented to provide proper nutrition need for pregnant women and infants on the estate level"

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  • A 24 hour emotional support and advisory helpline for women

    "A 24 hour emotional support and advisory help line will be established under the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs so that women can contact the center for support and help"

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  • Implementing an ''Agricultural Institute''

    "An 'Agricultural Institute' will be implemented to impart agricultural research knowledge and modern technical knowledge"

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  • A programme to train more sign language translators

    "A programme will be introduced to train more sign language translators to meet the present shortfall"

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  • Establishing an industrial Zone covering the estate sector

    "An industrial zone will be established, covering the whole estate sector"

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  • Establishment of a separate authority to handle the matters relating to disabled people

    "The responsibility for disabled people will be assigned to a separate authority with the participation of disabled people themselves"

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  • Reviewing the National Policy for Senior Citizens

    "The National Policy for Senior Citizens in Sri Lanka will be reviewed and steps would be taken to implement the same"

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  • A five year plan to overcome challenges during old age

    "The five-year plan to overcome challenges during old age will be structured and implemented effectively"

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  • Setting up a 'Voluntary Service Task Force'

    "A ‘Voluntary Service Task Force’ will be set up with the objective of engaging senior citizens for soft skills development projects"

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  • Monthly allowance for elderly assistance will be increased to Rs.2500

    "The Rs.100/- deducted from the elderly assistance programme will be added back to the existing Rs. 2,000/- and the monthly allowance will be increased to Rs. 2,500"

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  • A subsidy scheme for senior citizens to purchase prescribed medicines

    "A subsidy scheme will be put in place for senior citizens above 65 years of age to purchase prescribed medicines"

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  • Preparing a long-term succession plan for public service

    "A Long-term Succession Plan will be prepared to ensure continuity in the public service"

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  • A new 'code of ethics' for public service

    "A new ‘Code of Ethics’ will be introduced to ensure an independent public service"

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  • An insurance scheme for public and private sector employees

    "An insurance scheme will be introduced for public and private sector employees who become unemployed"

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  • Increasing the employer's contribution to the EPF to 15% from the existing 12%

    "The employer’s contribution to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for employees of the public and private sector will be increased to 15% from the existing 12%"

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  • Legislation to pay the salary to a widow if employee's death takes place while in service and the employee is a member of EPF

    "New legislation will be introduced to make it compulsory for an employer of the public or private sector to pay the salary of the employee to the widow until the retirement age of the employee if the employee’s death takes place while in service and the employee is a member of the Employees Provident Fund"

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  • Legal provisions to indemnify officers of government departments, semi-governments and public corporations

    "Legal provisions will be put in place to indemnify officers of government departments, semi-government public corporations and banks who carry out their duties in good faith"

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  • Introduction of arbitration to solve the labor disputes in public sector

    "A mechanism similar to the arbitration system for labor disputes currently in place in the private sector will be introduced to the public sector as well"

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  • A healthcare allowance to lower grade employees in public service

    "A healthcare allowance will be given to lower grades of employees in the public service including the local government service"

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  • The Salary increase of Rs.2500 to semi government sector employees

    "The salary increase of Rs. 2,500/- paid to the public servants will be paid to employees of the semi government sector as well"

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  • Amending the Shop and Office Act

    "The Shop and Office Act will be amended to ensure the welfare of employees"

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  • Reducing the taxes on the retirement gratuity from 24% to 15%

    "Taxes on the retirement gratuity will be reduced from 24% to 15%"

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  • Reducing the income tax of employees

    "The income tax of employees in these sectors will be reduced to the level that existed in 2014"

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  • Awarding pension to new state bank employees and bank employees who are currently not eligible for that

    "The pension given to former state bank employees will be given to new state bank employees, and the pension benefit will also be granted to bank employees who are currently not eligible for this benefit"

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  • Introduction of a contributory insurance scheme to public corporations and institutions

    "A contributory insurance scheme will be introduced to public corporations and institutions to cover critical illnesses at least during the early stages where theree are no medical insurance schemes at the institutional level"

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  • Private Sector worker's minimum wage will be increased to Rs.12,500

    "Private sector workers’ existing minimum wage of Rs.10,000/- will be increased by Rs. 2,500/"

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  • Reviewing the labor legislations with the involvement of the work force and labor unions

    "All legislation that the current government is attempting to enact will be reviewed with the involvement of the work force and labor unions"

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  • Mandatory requirement to report the recruitment of new employees to Department of Labor

    "It will be made mandatory to report the recruitment of new employees to the Department of Labor within one week"

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  • Amending the Workmen's Compensation Ordinance

    "The Workmen’s Compensation Ordinance No.19 of 1934 will be amended to increase compensation payments for employees"

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  • Amending the Industrial Disputes Act

    "The Industrial Disputes Act No. 43 of 1950 will be amended to bring in legal provisions to expedite disciplinary procedures"

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  • Strengthening the security of the EPF

    "The security of the Employee’s Provident Fund will be strengthened to protect member benefits"

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  • Introducing internet banking to credits funds to member accounts of EPF members

    "Further improvements will be introduced to the loan schemes from the EPF and the withdrawal of funds by those above the age of 55, by introducing internet banking to credit funds to member accounts"

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  • A program to pay EPF to short term employees, and employees whose information is incomplete

    "An accelerated programme will be implemented to ensure payment of EPF benefits to those who have been in short term employment, those who have changed jobs frequently, those who have not informed the EPF of changes of address, and to those whose information is incomplete"

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  • “Lak Vyawasayaka Harasara”, a state award festival to reward private sector organisations

    "A state awards festival “Lak Vyawasayaka Harasara” will be held annually to reward private sector organizations"

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  • A duty free vehicle permit to migrant workers and Sri Lankans abroad

    "A duty free vehicle permit will be provided for migrant workers and Sri Lankans abroad who have remitted US dollars 50,000 annually continuously for a period of 10 years"

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  • A programme to send skilled female workers to middle east

    "A programme will be introduced to send skilled workers instead of unskilled female workers to the Middle East"

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  • Legal reforms to strengthen the process of obtaining compensation for victims of accidents in workplaces abroad

    "Legal reforms will be introduced to strengthen the process of obtaining compensation for victims of accidents in workplaces abroad"

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  • A system to provide housing for workers who become permanently disabled due to an accident in their workplace abroad

    "A system will be introduced through the Foreign Employment Bureau to provide housing free of charge or a similar benefit for workers who become permanently disabled due to an accident in their workplace abroad"

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  • A unit within the Ministry of Defense to oversee matters related to private security services

    "A Unit will be established within the Ministry of Defense to oversee matters related to private security services"

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  • A program to provide houses for displaced persons and those living in shanties

    "A programme will be implemented island wide, to provide houses from housing schemes for displaced persons and those living in shanties"

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  • Maintain a per capita income exceeding USD 6500 during 2020-2025

    "To maintain a per capita income exceeding USD 6500 during 2020-2025"

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  • Keeping the rate of unemployment less that 4%

    "To keep the rate of unemployment at less than 4 percent"

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  • Achieving a single digit rate of interest

    "To achieve a single digit rate of interest"

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  • Abandoning the economy based on foreign loans

    "The economy based on foreign loans, will be abandoned and will instead develop the economy by promoting on domestic resource based exports and efficient import substitution activities"

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  • Establishing a social enterprise development Centre

    "A social enterprise development center will be established to promote the expansion of social enterprise"

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  • Replacing the current Inland Revenue Act by a new tax law

    "The current Inland Revenue Act will be replaced by a new tax law"

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  • Reducing the income tax on productive enterprise from 28%-18%

    "Income tax on productive enterprises will be reduced from 28 to 18 percent"

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  • Scrapping the Economic Service charges and withholding tax

    "The Economic Service Charge (ESC) and Withholding Tax (WHT) will be scrapped"

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  • Introduction of a simple taxation system to cover annual vehicle registrations, charges for relevant annual services, replacing the prevailing system

    "A simple taxation system will be introduced to cover annual vehicle registrations and charges for relevant annual services, replacing the PREVAILING systems"

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  • Scrapping the taxes imposed on religious institutions

    "Various taxes imposed on religious institutions will be scrapped"

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  • Zero VAT scheme to businesses providing services to tourists hotels

    "A zero VAT scheme will be adopted in the case of businesses providing services to Tourist hotels and tourists, if they purchase over 60% of the food raw materials, cloths and other consumer items locally"

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  • Reducing the service charges levied on telephones and internet by 50%

    "Service charges levied on telephones and Internet will be reduced by 50%"

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  • Introducing tax free packages

    "A tax free package will be introduced to promote investment in identified subject areas"

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  • Zero Tax for IT services

    "Information Technology (IT) services will be totally free from taxes (Zero Tax), considering said industry as a major force in the national manufacturing process"

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  • Exemption from income tax for the ones who bring foreign exchange through consultancy services

    "All the Sri Lankans and Foreigners, who bring Foreign exchange to Sri Lanka through consultancy services are exempted from income tax"

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  • Reducing the price of essential commodities

    "Action will be taken to stabilize the reduction of prices of essential commodities resulting from the reduction in taxes"

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    Progress-unknown.en
  • Eliminating the current fuel price formula

    "Fuel price formula currently in operation, will be eliminated"

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  • Scrapping the withholding taxes on savings deposits held by senior citizens and children

    "Withholding taxes on savings deposits held by the retired and/or senior citizens and children will be scrapped"

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  • A programme to help poor people out of distress due natural disasters and other reasons

    "A programme of action will be introduced to help the poor people out of distress due to any natural and other disasters caused by – unemployment, loss of income sources, sickness and other disasters, crop losses due to wild animals, drought and floods, climatic change, addiction to alcohol and other substances, losses of life, houses, and property due to natural disasters and other reasons"

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  • Establishing a national development bank

    "A National Development Bank will be newly established"

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  • Demutualizing the Colombo Stock Market

    "Colombo stock market will be demutualized"

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  • Regulations to make the stock market's operational culture more ethical

    "Regulation will be made by the Securities and Exchange Commission to make the stock market's operational culture more ethical and effective"

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  • Introducing a system of agricultural insurance

    "A system of agricultural insurance will be introduced"

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  • Disbursement of compensation to farming community within 6 months

    "The disbursement of compensation payments due to the farming community on account of cultivation losses they have undergone in the past, will be finished within six months"

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  • Introducing an integrated soil fertility management system

    "An integrated soil fertility management system will be introduced"

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  • Introducing a new crop insurance scheme

    "A new crop insurance scheme will be introduced"

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  • System to promote domestic cultivation of import goods

    "Systems to promote cultivation and production of dried chilies, maize, soya, green grams and cowpea, onions and potatoes will be developed and by enabling the substitution of their imports with domestic production, a foreign exchange saving of about USD 500 million is estimated to be achieved."

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  • A programme to develop 2 million home gardens

    "A programme to develop 2 million home gardens using organic fertilizer will be initiated"

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  • A programme produce essential fertilizer domestically

    "A programme will be initiated to produce all essential fertilizers domestically"

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  • Introducing a 'domestic seeds policy'

    "A ‘domestic seeds policy’ which contains new methodology to produce quality seeds of international standards will be introduced"

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  • Mandatory requirement of a standard certificate to import seeds

    "A standards certificate from the Sri Lanka Standards Institute will be made compulsory for seed to be imported into the country"

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  • Establishing a seeds bank

    "A seeds bank under the Ministry of Agriculture will be established to ensure seed safety"

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  • A new strategic plan for product marketing

    "A new strategic plan for product marketing will be set up facilitating branding of agricultural products for export and packaging and geographical location certification systems"

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  • Introduction of an organic product certification system

    "An internationally accepted organic product certification system will be introduced"

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  • A programme to minimize the wastage of products

    "A programme of action combining the state and private sector institutions will be introduced to minimize wastage of products in harvesting, transport and delivery"

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  • A specific proportion of the annual Agricultural Ministry vote for universities and other relevant institutions

    "A specific proportion of the annual Agricultural Ministry vote will be made available to universities and other relevant institutions to provide research facilities required by agricultural scientists and researchers to develop high yielding seeds"

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  • Producing innovative products under trade names

    "Domestic or foreign investors will be introduced to produce innovative products under trade names"

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  • Introducing a patent system for researchers

    "A patent system will be established so that the researchers could patent their innovations"

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  • Guaranteed prices for different varities of paddy

    "In order to protect domestic farmer, different guaranteed prices will be set up for a kilogram of different varieties of paddy: Rs. 52/- for nadu, Rs. 57/- for samba, and Rs. 63/-for keeri samba"

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  • Introduction of an product quality inspection system

    "Introduction of an internationally accepted product quality inspection system and a system of geographical information certificates"

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  • Restructuring the tea research institute

    "Tea Research Institute will be restructured and developed to provide solutions to the problems of productivity and crop quality in tea plantations and to help introduce new technology there"

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  • Increasing the coconut growing in home gardens

    "High yielding hybrid coconut varieties will be distributed among people to expand coconut growing in home gardens"

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  • A technical training course for cinnamon extraction and preparation

    "In order to make cinnamon extraction and preparation a respectable job, a technical training course will be developed at a suitable NVQ level"

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  • A programme to provide technical support to pepper producers

    "A programme to provide technical support to pepper producers will be commenced"

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  • Establishing a series of export villages

    "A series of export villages will be established in Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Puttalam, Monaragala and Hambantota for growing pepper both for domestic use and export"

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  • Introducing a scientific method to increase fish population

    "Scientific methods will be introduced to increase the fish population in coastal areas"

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  • Developing the fishery harbor in Oluvil

    "The fishery harbour in Oluvil will be developed into one with facilities for operation of large-scale boats"

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  • An interest free loan scheme to the fishing industry

    "Commencement of an interest free loan scheme to the fishing industry workers through the Ministry of Fisheries"

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  • A programme to involve women in fishery related household industry

    "Development of a programme to involve women in fishery related household industry through fishery cooperatives"

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  • A productive insurance scheme for the fishing community

    "A productive insurance scheme for the fishing community will be introduced"

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  • A training in fishery activities for the Youth

    "A programme of technical and managerial training in fishery activities for the youth will be implemented"

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  • Assistance to recommence the enterprises in bankruptcy

    "Assistance will be provided to re-commence enterprises in bankruptcy through provision of finance at reduced interest rates"

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  • An act to specify what should and should not happen in free trade zones

    "A Parliamentary Act will be brought in to clearly specify what should and should not happen in free trade zones and industrial towns"

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  • A unified machinery to facilitate export import process

    "A single unified machinery will be set up to facilitate export import processes"

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  • International publicity campaign to publicize the new economic plan

    "An international publicity campaign will be commenced to publicize the new economic plan"

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  • A programme to develop entrepreneurship tendencies

    "A programme will be commenced to develop entrepreneurship tendencies in people from school days"

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  • Establishing the tourism training schools

    "Tourism training schools will be established In main tourism cities"

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  • A preliminary diploma course in tourism for youth

    "A preliminary diploma course in tourism will be initiated to train the youth, who do not have the O-level qualifications demanded by existing diplomas"

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  • A single booking software system to facilitate reservation of hotels, transport, guides, domestic air tickets etc.

    "A single booking software system will be installed, to facilitate reservation of hotels, transport, guides, domestic air tickets and admission card to tourist sites through Internet"

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  • Revision of labor laws governing tourist sector workers

    "Labor laws governing tourist sector workers will be revised to create security of employment to them and ensure them the trade rights"

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  • Special programmes to develop household and community based tourism

    "Special programmes will be created to develop household related and community-based tourism"

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  • Developing a tourist police service

    "The tourist police service will be developed near tourist centers"

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  • Allocating the lands in Eravur for the development of garments

    "The plans made by BOI and the Land Reforms Commission to allocate 200 acres of land belonging to the Commission in Eravur area for the development of a garments town will be implemented speedily"

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  • Tax system will be replaced with the 2014 system

    "The direct and indirect taxes exceeding 300 percent the incumbent government has imposed on the industry will be changed, by replacing the present system with the 2014 tax system"

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  • Scrapping the 15% VAT on apartments

    "The 15 percent VAT on apartments will be scrapped"

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  • Setting up an advisory committee to help construction firms

    "An advisory committee consisting of professional engineers and high-level technologists will be set up to help construction firms obtain required consultancy assistance"

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  • Reopening the Kanthale and other sugar factories

    "Immediate action will be taken to reopen Kanthale and other sugar factories"

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  • A digital and electronic payment system to pay traffic fines

    "A Digital and Electronic Payment System will be established for citizens to pay traffic fines"

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  • Introducing a new e-procurement system

    "A new e-Procurement system would be introduced"

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  • Establishing digital cities with digital monitoring and administrative centers

    "Digital Cities with digital monitoring and administrative centers will be established to address water and electricity usage, traffic congestion, and disaster situations"

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  • BPO and KPO industry would be developed to make export earnings of USD 3 billion by 2025

    "The Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry and the Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) industry would be developed to make export earnings of USD 3 billion by 2025"

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  • Setting up IT and BPO Centers

    "IT centers and BPO centers will be set up in connecting cities"

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  • Steps to increase the number of software engineers

    "Steps will be taken to increase the number of software engineers and programmers to reach 300,000 by 2025"

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  • Implementing an 'agro industrialization' growth strategy

    "An 'agro industrialization' growth strategy will be implemented"

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  • Introducing a C shape Economic Corridor System'

    "A 'C shaped Economic Corridor System' will be introduced, integrating the Colombo port and Katunayake Airport, Hambantota port and Mattala airport, Kankasanthurai port and airport"

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  • Developing four multi-dimensional commercial cities

    "Colombo, Hambantota, Jaffna, and Trincomalee will be developed as four multi-dimensional commercial cities which connect the centers of the national and international network"

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  • Developing national cities

    "Kandy, Anuradhapura, Gampaha, Ratnapura, Galle, Badulla,Mannar, Batticaloa, and Kurunegala will be developed as national cities"

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  • Developing connecting cities

    "Puttalam, Negambo, Pothuvil, Dambulla, Matara, Nuwara Eliya and Buttala will be developed as connecting cities"

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  • Development of cluster cities with information technology, knowledge and tourism services

    "The development of the four multi-dimensional commercial cities and the national cities will be accompanied by a programme to develop cluster cities with information technology, knowledge and tourism services"

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  • Developing a metro rail system

    "A Metro Rail system will be developed to link the satellite cities in the Colombo district including the Port City"

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  • Introducing an efficient garbage management system, a sewage and liquid management system in Colombo

    "An efficient garbage management system, a sewage and liquid waste management system as well as a water purification system will be introduced to Colombo"

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  • Completing the Nothern and Ratnapura expressway

    "The Northern and Ratnapura expressway will be completed"

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  • A feasibility study to extend the highway connecting Kandy to Nuwaraeliya

    "Feasibility studies will be conducted to explore the possibility of having an elevated highway at 1000 feet connecting Kandy to Nuwara Eliya"

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  • Incorporating overtaking lanes

    "An overtaking lane will be incorporated at intervals of 3-5KM to ease the traffic congestion in areas identified as bottlenecks"

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  • Introducing environmentally friendly buses

    "The current bus stock will be reflected and environmentally friendly buses (electric and hybrid buses) will be introduced to ply within the city limits of the New Colombo"

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  • Adopting the 'Green Transport' Concept

    "A ‘Green Transport’ concept will be adopted across all public and private transport providers"

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  • Introducing the 'Park and Ride system'

    A “Park and Ride” system will be introduced

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  • Developing the canals

    "Existing canals will be developed for transportation and the Puttalam-Negombo Hamilton canal that was developed in 2013 and Wellawatte to Battaramulla network of canals will be added into the multi-modal transport action plan"

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  • Introducing an e-ticket system for transport services

    "A single transport e-ticket system and a process will be introduced, and e-ticketing mechanism would be implemented for all public and private transport services"

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  • Revising the current traffic fines

    "The current traffic fines imposed on the public, will be revisited and revised thereby ensuring that bus operators are not overly taxed"

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  • Introducing electric train routes

    "Colombo-Panadura-Veyangoda, Ragama-KatunayakeNegombo, and Maradana -Homagama rail lines will be converted into electric train routes"

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  • E- ticketing system for train transportation

    "E-ticketing system will be provided and introduced for all train transportation"

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  • Developing Colombo-Katunayake and Hambanotota-Mattala air and sea ports as commercial and passenger ports

    "Colombo-Katunayake and Hambantota-Mattala air and sea ports will be developed as commercial and passenger ports"

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  • Prioritizing the east terminal development project

    "The East Terminal development project will be prioritized and a feasibility study will be conducted to construct a new cross berth terminal between East Container Terminal and SAGT"

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  • Developing the west container terminal

    "The West Container Terminal would be developed"

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  • Developing a network of three container depots

    "A network of three Container Depots would be developed in Peliyagoda, Veyangoda and Ratmalana"

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  • Developments to Hambanotota port

    "Hambantota port will be developed as an International, Industrial and Services Port, and facilities will be established for local businesses to provide services such as Ship maintenance and repair, ship channeling, etc., to cater all vessels"

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  • Developing Galle,Kankasanthurai and Trincomalee ports

    "Galle, Kankasanthurai and Trincomalee ports will be developed according to the requirements of each region and to facilitate the needs of national economic corridors"

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  • Developing the second runway and passenger terminal

    "The second runway and passenger terminal will be developed and a new Domestic passenger terminal will be developed to facilitate internal/ domestic flights"

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  • Upgrading Mattala airport facilities

    "Mattala airport facilities will be upgraded while adding a new Taxiway and Cargo Terminal"

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  • Modernizing the Kolonnawa oil refinery

    'The oil refinery located in Kolonnawa will be modernized"

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  • Reconstructuring the oil storage tanks in Trincomalee

    "The oil storage tanks in Trincomalee will be re-constructed and develop"

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  • Actions to add 230MW of power to the national grid

    "Actions will bel taken to add 230MW of power to the national grid by installing the Broadland hydropower station by 2020, Uma Oya by 2021, Moragolla by 2023, Talapitigala and Seethwaka by 2024"

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  • Converting the Kelanitissa plant to a natural gas turbine plant

    "Immediate actions will be taken to convert the Kelanitissa plant to a natural gas turbine plant"

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  • Converting fuel-powered plants to natural tribune plants

    "Fuel-powered plants located around the Colombo area will be converted to natural gas turbine plants within 2020 (next year)"

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  • Smart grid to ensure the maximum utilization from all power plants

    "A smart grid will be developed to ensure maximum efficiency and utilization is obtained from all power plants"

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  • Introducing and energy generation programme

    "An efficient energy generation programme will be introduced using industrial waste in each city"

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  • New legislation to ensure the efficient use of energy

    "New policies and legislation will be introduced to ensure the efficient use of energy in construction sector"

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  • A campaign to educate people on importance of keeping water resources free from pollution

    "A campaign will be started to educate people of the importance of keeping rivers, lakes and reservoirs, tanks free from contamination and pollution"

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  • A committee to execute a flood control mechanism

    "A committee consists of experts will be formed to execute a flood control mechanism with prevention and forewarning systems and water storage and pumping methods to dry areas through drainage and canals systems, by 2025"

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  • Revising the Disaster Management Act

    "The Disaster Management Act will be revised"

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  • Institutionalizing a Disaster Management Authority

    "All required facilities and legal power will be provided to the National Building Research Organization while combining the Disaster Management Centre and the Disaster Relief Centre and institutionalizing a “Disaster Management Authority” with powers vested to act swiftly and responsibly under the Ministry of Disaster Management"

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  • Introducing a national 'National Disaster Database'

    "A 'National Disaster Database' including disaster-affected and potential disaster-prone areas, people, properties, businesses and agricultural lands to provide early warnings and to take preventive measures"

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  • Starting a 'permanent care center System'

    "A permanent 'Care Centre System' to facilitate and minimize the difficulties faced by the people, who are frequently affected by natural disasters"

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  • Updating the existing environmental rules and policies

    Existing environmental policies and rules will be updated

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  • Reactivating the national physical plan

    "Necessary measures will be taken to re-activate the National Physical Plan"

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  • Actions to control the human impact on marshy lands

    "Action will be taken to control human impact on marshy lands and mangrove ecosystems and to conserve them"

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  • Increasing the national forest cover by [to] 30%

    "Proactive measures will be taken to increase national forest cover by [to] 30%"

    Budget Speech 2021: "It is proposed to increase the forest coverage, by using the lands available on both sides of the roads, schools, government and private offices and urban environments coupled with the accelerated program of expanding the forest cover by 15,000 acres. It is proposed to strengthen the surveillance by the Sri Lanka Air Force to prevent illegal deforestation. The identified deforested lands will be reforested with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Air Force. Rs. 3,500 million is proposed to be allocate for the accelerated forestation programme during 2021-2023." [page 40]

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