Decisions taken by the Cabinet at its Meeting held on
01. Kandy Lake and surrounding to
Work on the development of the city
of Kandy is now underway and on the proposal by the
President, Cabinet approval was granted to entrust the
development of the Kandy Lake and the wall surrounding
it as well as the pavement, to the Ministry of Defence
and Urban Development, with the view to preserve its
historical value and to promote the scenic beauty of the
city of Kandy.
On an earlier decision the
maintenance of the Nuwarawewa and the Sluice had been
entrusted to Irrigation Department.
02. Rs 1000 million for Colombo
Flood Mitigation Project
Colombo Metropolitan Region is
highly vulnerable to the effects of floods and on the
direction of the Ministry of Defence and Urban
Development, the Sri Lanaka Land Reclamation and
Development Corporation has initiated several urgent
short term measures to mitigate flood in and around
Water retention facilities around
the Water's Edge, Diyawanna Garden and at the lake at
Sadaham Sevana of Gothami Rd Colombo is to be widened
with dredging and drainage improvement.
These projects include cleaning of
existing canal system, dredging of flood retention
areas, creating water retention lakes and controlling
haphazard filling of low lying lands etc.
Medium Term flood mitigatory
measures have also been identified and implementation of
these measures will be carried out under the Metro
Colombo Urban Development
The proposal made by the President,
in his capacity as the Minister of Defence and Urban
Development, the Cabinet decided to allocate Rs 1000
million to proceed with the special flood control work
programme initiated by the SLLR&DC for the year 2012.
03. Slave Island Area Redevelopment
Project to be entrusted to TATA Housing Development Co
The proposal made by President, in
his capacity as the Minister of Defence and Urban
Development, entrust the task of developing the Slave
Island area to TATA housing Development Co Ltd in India
and its partner SG 18 Advisors & Consultants (Private)Ltd
was approved by the Cabinet.
The Urban Development Authority is
presently engaged in the implementation of several
projects in the city of Colombo to create more
opportunities for urban investments and the housing
Around Eight Acres at Slave Island
bordering former education dept site to the north, Malay
St to the east Justice Akbar St, to the south Railway
line to the west has been earmarked for this project
Around 456 house holders in the
relevant lands will be provided with decent houses with
all facilities within a period of two years in lieu of
their individual properties and the relevant families
have agreed to renounce their rights to claim
compensation for the respective land plots.
The total cost for providing
alternate housing/commercial units including rental
payments for temporary accommodation of the families is
estimated to be about SLR 5874 million.
Courtesy : Department of