Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage,— To ask the Minister of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development,—
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether he admits that nearly 08 lakhs of Tamil workers residing in the estates have been living in 10x12 feet line rooms up to now;
(ii) of the number of houses that had been built by 31.12.2014 under the programme commenced by the previous government to provide housing for them;
(iii) of the estates and the districts where the houses mentioned in (ii) above have been built;
(iv) of the provisions allocated for this project in 2015, 2016 and 2017;
(v) of the number of houses constructed in 2015, 2016 and 2017 separately, as per each year and district;
(vi) of the number of houses provided to the people in the estate sector by the previous governments;
(vii) the time required to fully solve this housing problem; and
(viii) whether information on that arrangement will be submitted?
(b) If not, why?
Hon. Heshan Withanage,— To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce,—
(i) whether he ...
(i) whether he is aware that an industrial zone is established at Kuruwita, in Ratnapura District;
(ii) if so, of the date of commencement of the aforesaid industrial zone and its primary objectives;
(iii) of the factories that function in this industrial zone as at today and their names;
(iv) whether the number of the employees serving in each of these factories would be separately stated;
(v) of the names of the factories which were closed down during the aforesaid period, if any;
(vi) of the steps taken by the Ministry to further develop this industrial zone?
Hon. K. Cader Masthan,—To ask the Minister of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development & Hindu Religious Affairs,—
(a) Will he inform...
(a) Will he inform this House —
(i) whether he is aware that various forms of assistance was granted by local and international organizations to families in the Menik Farm transit camp in the Vavuniya District between years 2009 and 2012;
(ii) of the number of vehicles received from foreign countries and local and foreign organizations to handle matters pertaining to the aforementioned Menik Farm during the said time period;
(iii) of the make and registration numbers of the aforementioned vehicles;
(iv) of the names of persons who utilized the aforesaid vehicles during the said period; and
(v) of the names of persons who are currently using the said vehicles?
Hon. K. Cader Masthan,—To ask the Minister of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development & Hindu Religious Affairs,—
(a) Will he inform thi...
(i) whether he is aware that families which were evacuated during the last stages of war against terrorism were settled in the Menik Farm transit camp during 2009-2012 period;
(ii) if so, separately of the number of families residing in the said camp in each month during the aforesaid period;
(iii) of the total number of members in the aforementioned families;
(iv) of the amount allocated by the government to provide aforementioned persons with cooked meals on a daily basis; and
(v) the amount of money allocated per person a day to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner?
(b) Will he inform this House-
(i) whether the meals mentioned above were of appropriate quality in comparison with the amount of money spent;
(ii) of the contribution made by local and foreign organizations in the provision of food to the aforementioned persons;
(iii) of the complaints received about the quality of the aforementioned food and of the steps taken regarding those complaints?
(c) If not, why?
Hon Premalal Jayasekara,—To ask the Minister of Highways & Road Development,—
(a) Is he aware ...
(a) Is he aware that —
(i) work on 05 road projects in the Nivithigala electorate of the Ratnapura District commenced in December 2015 under the “iRoad” project;
(ii) work in 02 of the aforesaid projects has reached final stage while work has been suspended in 03 of the projects;
(b) Will he inform this House —
(i) of the date on which the suspended projects will re-commence;
(ii) of the deadlines set for these projects which are expected to be completed within year 2017?
Hon. Shehan Semasinghe,— To ask the Minister of Public Administration & Management and Law & Order,—
(i) of the annual staff transfer policy of the Sri Lanka Police;
(ii) separately of the number and the names of Police OICs that received transfers from July to October, 2017 together with reasons for their transfers;
(iii) whether the aforesaid transfers are in violation of Circular 2017/01 of the National Police Commission;
(iv) if so, of the requirement that resulted in making the aforesaid transfers?
Hon. Kanaka Herath,— To ask the Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources & Disaster Management,—
(i) whether a reservoir will be built in the Holombuwa area of the Galigamuwa electorate;
(ii) of the number of ancient stupa, vihara and places of worship with historic significance that will be submerged in the waters of the said reservoir including Kotawehera of Dedigama and rock cave temple of Sthripura;
(iii) of the number and the names of villages of the Galigamuwa and Dedigama electorates that will be submerged in the waters of the said reservoir;
(iv) of the number of families that will lose their lands in the aforesaid villages;
(v) whether there is a programme to divert water to Ma-Oya by a tunnel from Holombuwa;
(vi) whether he admits that the construction of a reservoir in an area like the aforesaid area which is not prone to any natural disaster, will have immense detrimental effects on the people of the said area?
Hon. Janaka Bandara Tennakoon,—To ask the Minister of Ports and Shipping,—
(i) whether t...
(i) whether the 2018 budget proposal to 100% open the shipping industry to foreign companies is agreed to by;
(ii) whether measures will be taken to stop this opening as informed in a letter by the Ceylon Association of Ships Agencies to the responsible officials of the government; and
(iii) of the measures taken to prevent a monopoly of shipping companies coming into effect?
Hon. Ananda Aluthgamage,— To ask the Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports,—
(i) the number of preschools in the Kandy District administered by the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government;
(ii) their names and addresses;
(iii) the amount of aid given by the Ministry for the development of physical and human resources of each of the said preschools; and
(iv) the measures that have been and will be taken by the Ministry for the development of preschool system of the Kandy District?
Hon. Ananda Aluthgamage,— To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce,—
(a) Will h...
(i) the number of Lanka CWE branches in the Kandy District;
(ii) the addresses of those branches;
(iii) the names, addresses and posts of persons recruited from the year 2010 up to now for the said CWE branches;
(iv) the method adopted for the said recruitment; and
(v) the measures to be taken by the Ministry to expand the Lanka CWE network in the Kandy District?
Hon. Ananda Aluthgamage,— To ask the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation,—
(i) the numbe...
(i) the number of Sri Lanka Transport Board depots in the Kandy District;
(ii) the names of those depots;
(iii) the number of buses currently operated by each of the said depots;
(iv) of these depots, separately those making profits and those incurring losses;
(v) the number of vacancies in each of the said depots;
(vi) the number of jobs provided in these depots and the names of persons who received those jobs, after the current ‘Good Governance’ government came to power;
(vii) the measures to be taken by the Ministry to improve the fleet of the CTB depots in the Kandy District?
(b) If not, why?
(a) Will he inform this House of—
(i) the number of playgrounds in Kandy district;
(ii) the names of those playgrounds;
(iii) the number and names of those developed from 2010 up to now, out of the said playgrounds;
(iv) the amount spent to develop those playgrounds, separately;
(v) the names, addresses and contact numbers of the persons or institutions that obtained the contracts for developing the said playgrounds; and
(vi) the steps taken by the Ministry to develop the remaining playgrounds in Kandy district?
Hon. Ananda Aluthgamage,— To ask the Minister of Education,—
(i) of the number of National...
(i) of the number of National schools in Kandy district;
(ii) of the names and addresses of those schools;
(iii) of the number of students studying and the number of teachers serving in each of those schools, separately;
(iv) of the number of vacancies for teachers that exists in those schools;
(v) whether the Ministry has paid attention to increase the number of National schools in Kandy district;
(vi) of the steps taken by the Ministry to develop the physical and human resources of the National schools in Kandy district?
Hon. Mohan Priyadarshana De Silva,— To ask the Minister of Justice & Prison Reforms,—
(a) Will she inform this House—
(i) of the defendants of case number H.C./4648/2009 (Attorney General’s Number C.R.-2/26/2009) which was heard in the High Courts, Colombo;
(ii) of the charges raised in the Indictment paper; and
(iii) whether all the defendants have been acquitted from the aforesaid indictments?
(b) Will she State—
(i) whether it is stated in the determination that there is a possibility for the Attorney General to amend the accusations for a second time;
(ii) accordingly, whether the defendants are re-filed by the Attorney General having properly amended the accusations;
(iii) if so, the period within which re-filing is done; and
(iv) whether the reasons for the particular decision would be unveiled, if not re-filed thus?
Hon. Nalin Bandara Jayamaha,—To ask the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy,—
(i) of the total ...
(i) of the total amount of electricity that was generated using solar power and was added to the national grid as at 06.09.2017;
(ii) whether he is aware that employees of Ceylon Electricity Board are taking measures to discourage installations that are made for generating electricity using solar power; and
(iii) of the nature of steps that have been taken by the Ministry to raise awareness among employees of Ceylon Electricity Board about “Surya Bala Sangramaya” project?
Hon. Hector Appuhamy,—To ask the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy,—
(a) Will he st...
(a) Will he state—
(i) the steps that have been taken to construct the proposed wind shield for Norochcholai Lakvijaya Power Plant for minimizing the damage caused to the environment by the Power Plant;
(ii) whether he is aware that the farmers living in areas surrounding the Power Plant are facing severe difficulties as there is no wind shield for the Power Plant; and
(iii) the date on which construction of the wind shield will be commenced?
(b) Will he further state—
(i) the nature of the steps that will be taken to prevent accumulation of ash in the premises of the Power Plant; and
(ii) the amount of the compensation that has been paid to the farmers whose cultivations have been damaged due to the ash that is emitted from the Power Plant?
(c) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether Norochcholai Plant has obtained a valid environmental protection licence;
(ii) if so, of the date on which the aforesaid licence was issued;
(iii) of the date on which that licence will expire; and
(iv) whether Ceylon Electricity Board will undertake the responsibility for the failure of the Power Plant to fulfill the conditions stipulated in that licence?
(d) If not, why?
(a) Will he in...
(i) of the number of islands to which electricity has been provided by Ceylon Electricity Board;
(ii) of the total number of electricity consumers in each of those islands;
(iii) of the level of efficiency in recovering electricity bills in those islands;
(iv) whether there is any possibility of utilizing solar power or wind power for generating electricity for those islands instead of using diesel power plants; and
(v) if so, of the names of islands in which such sources of energy are utilized?
Hon. Indika Anuruddha Herath,— To ask the Minister of Agriculture,—
(i) the total extent of paddy land...
(i) the total extent of paddy lands cultivated in the Western Province during the first season this year;
(ii) the total extent of uncultivated fallow paddy lands in the Western Province;
(iii) quantity of paddy the country lost due to uncultivated fallow paddy lands in metric tons;
(iv) of the cultivated but destroyed paddy lands in hectares;
(v) of the timely measures taken to prevent/ minimize the recurrence of damage experienced; and
(vi) of when will the farmers whose crops were damaged will be compensated ?
(b) Will he also inform this House—
(i) whether permission will be granted to use uncultivated paddy lands for any economic purpose;
(ii) if so, whether a feasibility study has been done; and
(iii) the conclusion of that feasibility study?
Hon. Indika Anuruddha Herath,— To ask the Minister of Women and Child Affairs,—
(a) Will she inform this House —
(i) separately of the population of women, children, youths and the elderly living in this country respectively;
(ii) of the amount of money that was allocated from the budget for year 2017 for the functioning of the National Committee on women;
(iii) of the present state of the functioning of that Committee;
(iv) of the amount of money that was allocated from the budget for year 2017 for providing houses and other relief measures to women who are rendered destitute due to violence; and
(v) of the date from which provision of such relief measures would be commenced?
Hon. Indika Anuruddha Herath,— To ask the Minister of Buddhasasana,—
(i) of the number of st...
(i) of the number of students who receive Dhamma School education in Sri Lanka;
(ii) of the amount of money available in the fund set up for the development of Dhamma Schools;
(iii) of the allocations made in the budget 2017 to build up aforesaid fund;
(iv) of the promotions carried out by the government so as to complement and appreciate the services rendered by the teachers of Dhamma schools and to retain them in the service;
(v) of the new measures taken by the government to regulate and ban tuition classes held on Sunday morning hours as they stand in the way when the students are directed towards the Dhamma education?
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