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“Govt. will not entertain Unsolicited Project Proposals
During the last few years it was observed that the approval of unsolicited project proposals by the Cabinet of Ministers have increased and it has been subjected to criticism. As the costs of these proposals were not decided in a competitive base, the country had to bear an exorbitant expenditure, the Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne said while addressing the weekly cabinet briefing held at the Government Information Department today (03).
Accordingly, the following proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of Policy Planning, Economic Affairs, Child, Youth, and Cultural Affairs, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
Not to accept unsolicited project proposals as a matter of policy.
To act according to the Government Tender Procedure regarding all such proposals in the future.
To review the proposals which are under implementation in various stages and to present each proposal that gives a exceptional economic value to the country for the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers. http://news.lk/news/sri-lanka/item/6931-govt-will-not-entertain-unsolicited-project-proposals