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Cabinet Decisions

Decisions taken at Cabinet Ministers meeting on 12.09.2022:

Conducting National Literary Art Festival

The State Literary Festival, National Literary Festival and National Literary Art Festival are annually held with the intention of promoting literature, art, aesthetic and related sectors. Due to the prevailing economic conditions in the country, these festivals will not be held this year and it has been planned to conduct the “National Literary Art Festival” (Jathika Saahithya Kalaa Mahothsawaya) encompassing all the unique features of the above festivals.

Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to the proposal furnished by the Minister of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs for conducting the said festival in conjunction with state and private sector institutions from October 27 to October 30, 2022 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).

Third National Communication Report on Climate Changes

Sri Lanka as a stakeholder state of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change should submit information reports on contemporary Climate Changes. Accordingly, its first and second communication reports have been presented respectively in the years 2000 and 2012.

The said communication report should consist of the climate, economic and social situation, national greenhouse gas inventory, the actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the risk of Climate Changes and the actions to adjust to it, education, training and capacity development, technology exchange, researches and formal observations etc. Accordingly, the Ministry of Environment has prepared the third National Communication Report - 2018 – 2021 on the Climate Changes in Sri Lanka obtaining the views and resolutions of intellects’ committees on climate changes and inter – institutional coordination committees. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the resolution furnished by the Minister of Environment to submit the said report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Changes.

Regulations issued under Import and Export (Control) Act No. 1 of 1969 for Parliament approval

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the President in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies to submit to Parliament the following regulations issued under the Import and Export (Control) Act No. 1 of 1969.

* Import and Export (Control) Regulations No. 12 of 2022 enacted by the Gazette Notification dated 23.08.2022 to enable import of raw materials, equipment and utility vehicles required for certain industries in order to ensure public sector imports and operational contribution in selected sectors.

* Import and Export (Control) Regulations No. 13 of 2022 enacted by Gazette Notification dated 23.08.2022 to temporarily suspend the import of a number of selected commodities as recommended by the Central Bank in order to manage the existing limited foreign exchange liquidity.

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