Hon. Kanaka Herath,— To ask the Minister of Disaster Management,—
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) the number of estates in Kegalle distr...
(i) the number of estates in Kegalle district where landslides were reported and that were landslide prone due to the adverse weather conditions experienced by the country in May 2016;
(ii) the names of estates;
(iii) the number of families who were displaced from landslides and landslide risks occurred due to heavy showers;
(iv) whether permanent houses have been provided for the displaced families;
(v) if not, the places where they are currently residing; and
(vi) a date of which the process to handover houses to the displaced families will be completed?
(b) If not, why?
Hon. (Dr.) Nalinda Jayathissa,—To ask the Minister of Public Enterprise Development,—
(a) Will he inform this House— &nb...
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether a bank account named Commonwealth Game is maintained in the Bank of Ceylon;
(ii) if so, of the name of the person who maintains the aforesaid account;
(iii) of the date on which it was opened;
(iv) of the amount of government funds and donations which have been credited to the aforesaid account; and
(v) of the balance that remains in the aforesaid account at present?
Hon. Sandith Samarasinghe,—To ask the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government,—
(a) Will he inform this House —
(i) of the number of vehicles that have been used by the Chief Minister of the Sabaragamuwa Province from year 2015 to date;
(ii) of the make and registered number of each of those vehicles;
(iii) separately on per year basis the amount of money that have been spent on maintaining each of those vehicles; and
(iv) if the Chief Minister has misused vehicles, of the nature of action that will be taken against him by the Ministry?
Hon. Bimal Rathnayake,— To ask the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation,—
(i) whether it has been planne...
(i) whether it has been planned to construct a new railway line from Kurunegala to Habarana;
(ii) if so, of the year in which the said plan was formulated and the technicians who paved way for that;
(iii) separately of the number of religious places, government buildings, private institutions and houses that will be damaged as per the aforesaid plan;
(iv) whether the initial plan has been altered in certain places including Ibbagamuwa and Dambulla;
(v) if so, of the year in which the aforesaid alteration was done;
(vi) whether the relevant individuals were informed on that matter;
(vii) if so, of the period in which it was done;
(viii) whether an agreement was entered into with the relevant people;
(ix) of the reason that led to the said alteration;
(x) of the length of the railway track which is subjected to this alteration;
(xi) Separately of the damage caused on the property in the Ibbagamuwa and Dambulla areas by the initial plan and the second plan comparatively;
(xii) of the members of the technical committee who engaged in the preparation of the second plan; and
(xiii) separately of the cost so far borne for the preparation of these two plans?
(i) as to ...
(i) as to why such a long period of time was taken to alter the initial plan of the proposed Kurunegala-Habarana railway track ;
(ii) whether this alteration is an implication of the unsuccessful nature of the old plan;
(iii) if so, as to why so long period was taken to comprehend that fact;
(iv) of the public funds wasted as a result of this alteration and the measures taken with pertinence to the pressure made on the public who got victimized through that,
(v) whether the aforesaid two plans will be separately presented along with detailed reports;
(vi) of the basic necessity behind the construction of this railway line;
(vii) whether the individuals who got their property damaged will be compensated;
(viii) if so, of the amount of compensation and the conditions;and
(ix) whether it is admitted that the persons who lose property as per the initial plan have been subjected to severe pressure for a period of approximately 10 years owing to factors like the inability to do any development activity in the relevant lands, the decline of the commercial value of lands, having to abandon the maintenance of their residences while constructing new residences after obtaining loans?
(i) whether it is admitted tha...
(i) whether it is admitted that the persons who lose their property are severely inconvenienced owing to the preparation of a new plan having altered the initial plan of proposed Kurunegala-Habarana Railway line subsequent to a period of ten years after the preparation of the initial plan;
(ii) whether it is admitted that people protest against the alteration of this plan;
(iii) separately of the amount of money that has been proposed for construction and compensation;
(iv) of the institutions by which these funds are provided and the basis for such provisions;
(v) of the purpose of the already available railway track from Kurunegala to Habarana via Mahawa once this railway line is constructed;
(vi) of the benefits of the proposed railway line;
(vii) whether it is possible to be satisfied about the comparative benefits of the massive investment made on the proposed railway line which is going to be constructed amidst the availability of an alternative railway line to Habarana and further, in a situation where an expressway is also being constructed via Kurunegala?
Hon. Sunil Handunnetti,— To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs,—
(i) of the number of complaints received by the Central Environmental Authority on environmental pollution of Matara district in year 2016;
(ii) in terms of classification of complaints, of the types of complaints, mostly recorded;
(iii) among the complaints received, of the number of complaints with regard to the institutions that obtained prior approval of the Central Environmental Authority;
(iv) whether aforesaid institutions have functioned in keeping with the laws and regulations of the Central Environmental Authority;
(v) whether investigations have been conducted on environmental pollution caused by factories and metal crushers in Matara Municipal Council area;
(vi) of the institutions which were investigated by the Central Environmental Authority in connection with water pollution caused by heavy metal , air pollution and sound pollution;
(vii) of the conclusions drawn out of aforesaid investigations;
(viii) of the number of institutions against which legal actions have been instituted of disregarding the instructions, in terms of Central Environmental Authority Act?
(i) the number of passenger transport permits issued by the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Transport Authority up to now from year 2015; and
(ii) the names and addresses of persons who had obtained them?
(b) Will he admit that—
(i) buses are being operated without passenger transport permits in Sabaragamuwa Province; and
(ii) Sabaragamuwa Provincial Transport Authority incur an immense loss as a result of it?
(c) Will he also inform this House what are the measures that will be taken by the Ministry in this regard?
(d) If not, why?
Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara,— To ask the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy,—
(i) whether he is aware that...
(i) whether he is aware that steps were taken by the previous government to construct the Broadland hydro power plant in Kalukohutenna, Kithulgala with Chinese aid; and
(ii) whether he admits that while pledges were made to pay suitable compensation for the lands of the residents of the aforesaid village that were taken over by the government for the said project, residents of Kegalle district have been paid a paltry sum as compensation even though compensation was paid to residents of Nuwara Eliya district?
(b) Will he also inform this House whether he would look into this and take steps to pay sufficient compensation to residents of Kegalle district as well?
(c) If not, why?
Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara,— To ask the Minister of Public Enterprise Development,—
(a) Is he aware that —
(i) the Bank of Ceylon 5th...
(i) the Bank of Ceylon 5th City Branch in Colombo Fort was started on 15.05.1975;
(ii) over 60,000 customers have opened accounts with the aforesaid branch as at present;
(iii) the aforesaid branch has started to fail due to the poor, inefficient administration of the present management; and
(iv) there are plans to attach this branch to the Colombo City Branch for the aforesaid reason?
(b) Will he inform this House —
(i) whether he is aware that 60,000 customers will be provided with facilities if the aforesaid branch is continued at the same location under an efficient, management; and
(ii) if so, whether steps will be taken to continue running this bank at the same location?
Hon. Vidura Wickramanayaka,— To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs,—
(a) Is he aware that
(i) the appo...
(i) the appointment letter of the civil appointees of Sri Lanka Army Hospital who are engaged in Civil tasks, states that they are governed by the provisions of the Establishment Code;
(ii) however these employees work unlimited hours per day owing to service requirements;
(iii) overtime payment or other allowances are not paid, even if they work for an additional period of time: and
(iv) however, overtime not exceeding 100 hours per month, is paid for the civil employees who work in army camps?
(b) Will he inform this House whether measures will be taken to pay overtime even for the group who were disentitled in aforesaid manner?
(c) If not why?
Hon. S. Shritharan,— To ask the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine,—
(a) Is he aware that—
(i) patients from areas like Mullative, Mankulam,Mallavi, Mulankavil, Punahari and Palai come to Kilinochchci District Hospital to obtain daily treatment;
(ii) no construction has been done in this hospital subsequent to the year 2009;
(iii) a blood dialysis machine which has been fixed in this hospital for Kidney patients is not functioning; and
(iv) an accident unit too is not available here?
(b) Will he inform this House—
(i) if so, of the date on which the Blood Dialysis Centre and the Accident Unit will be made to function; and
(ii) whether financial allocations have been made for that purpose?
(c) Will he also inform this House—
(i) whether he is aware that financial aid was provided by the Asian Development Bank for the first phase of this hospital;
(ii) of the reasons for not yet commencing the second phase construction;
(iii) whether it has been abandoned;
(iv) if not, of the date on which it will be commenced; and
(v) of the steps that have been taken for that purpose?
Hon. S. Shritharan,— To ask the Minister of Higher Education and Highways,—
(a) Is he aware that—
(i) the Jaffna-Mannar A-32 road was renovated in the year 2010;
(ii) however, the Mandaikkalaru bridge which is situated in the section of the road that runs through the Punerin Divisional Secretariat Division was not repaired;
(iii) the aforementioned bridge must be crossed to travel towards Mannar, Jaffna, Mullaithivu and Killinochchi areas;
(iv) major issues have been cropped up when transporting patients of the Mulangavil, Iluppathkadawai Base Hospital who require emergency treatment to Jaffna and Killinichchi hospitals; and
(v) the aforementioned road was obstructed and could not be used during the past rainy seasons due to the dilapidated condition of the bridge?
(i) of the reasons for not starting repair work on the aforementioned bridge although a notice board which states that the bridge is under construction has been installed and supplies required items for construction have been brought to the location;
(ii) as to what happened to the money allocated for the reconstruction of the Mandaikkalaru bridge;
(iii) whether the aforesaid money was returned;
(iv) if so, of the names of persons who are responsible for such action; and
(v) of the date on which the aforesaid bridge will be reconstructed?
Hon. Bimal Rathnayake,— To ask the Minister of Higher Education and Highways,—
(i) of the number of students who received the Mahapola Higher Educational Scholarships out of the total number of students enrolled to the state universities in the last five academic years;
(ii) of the value of a monthly installment of Mahapola Scholarship?
(b) Will he also inform this House —
(i) of the methodology adopted in selecting students for offering Mahapola Scholarships on merit basis;
(ii) separately on the academic year and the subject stream basis, of the number of students who were offered the Mahapola Scholarship on merit basis in bio-science, mathematics, commerce and arts subjects in the past five years as given in (i) above;
(iii) as per the results of the G.C.E. (A/L) examination, of the district rank and the island rank of the student (who had the minimum qualification) in each of the subject streams mentioned in (ii) above in the last five academic years?
(a) Will he inform this House —...
(i) whether he is aware that Manampitiya sand of Polonnnaruwa is issued on the basis of requirement by the Manampitiya Sand Company;
(ii) whether the aforesaid company is a public enterprise, a semi government company or a private company;
(iii) of the names of the Board of Directors of the aforesaid company; and
(iv) of the methodology adopted by the aforesaid company when issuing sand according to the requirement of the buyers?
Hon. Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana,— To ask the Minister of Public Administration and Management,—
(i) the names of Divisional Secretariat Divisions functioning administratively as Tamil and Sinhala separately;
(ii) the names of officers in Sri Lanka Planning Service functioning as Assistant Directors of Planning; and
(iii) the names of officers functioning under supernumerary basis, divisional secretariat wise in terms of Ministry of Finance Circular No. MF/13/cc/Absorb dated 28.6.2009 and Public Service Commission Circular No. A4/6/24/2007 dated 23.5.2007;
in the Ampara District?
(b) Will he also inform this House—
(i) Whether the offices where supernumerary officers are functioning be considered for vacancies in these posts; and
(ii) If so, whether such vacancies be filled by transferring officers from Sinhala medium divisional secretariat offices in Ampara District?
Hon. Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana,— To ask the Minister of Education,—
(i) approved cadre o...
(i) approved cadre of the Principals;
(ii) the names of the present Principals with their grades;
(iii) the names of the Principals who have been posted on the approval of the Public Service Commission; and
(iv) the names of the Principals whose appointments have not been approved by the Public Service Commission and the name of the officer approved such appointments;
with regard to the National Schools in Eastern Province?
(i) whether it is in order to issue letters of appointments for Principals in National Schools other than the Secretary of the Public Service Commission;
(ii) whether action will be taken to rectify the same; and
(iii) If so, when?
(i) the names of Zona...
(i) the names of Zonal Directors of Education with their grade in the Eastern Province; and
(ii) out of the names mentioned (i) above, names of Zonal Directors of Education who are working on permanent, acting and cover-up duties basis?
(b) Is he aware that—
(i) when there are class-II officers in Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service be eligible for acting appointment, the junior officers are appointed on covering up duties; and
(ii) above (i) is contrary to the service minutes of the Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1928/28 dated 21.08.2015?
(i) whether action will be taken to rectify this irregularity; and
(ii) if so, when?
Hon. Sunil Handunnetti,— To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce,—
(i) whether t...
(i) whether the mobile marketing programme named “Gamata Saviya–Sathosa Badiya” commenced by the Cooperative Wholesale Establishment Corporation is operative at present;
(ii) the number of vehicles deployed for this programme;
(iii) the period of time for which this programme was operative;
(iv) whether a report of the total cost incurred for this programme will be submitted;
(v) whether a proper feasibility study has been done before this programme was commenced;
(vi) if not, the requirement of commencing this progarmme?
Hon. Kanaka Herath,— To ask the Minister of Education,—
(i) of the total amount allocated in 2016 for the pa...
(i) of the total amount allocated in 2016 for the payment of distress loans to the teachers of the national schools in Sabaragamuwa Province;
(ii) whether that total amount has been provided to the provincial council within the relevant year;
(iii) were made to provide the total allocation for Kegalle district to Kegalle, Mawanella and Dehiowita education zones; and
(iv) if so, of the amount provided to each zone?
(b) Will he also inform this House of—
(i) the number of teachers of national schools who have applied for loans;
(ii) the number of teachers who have been paid distress loans;
(iii) the value of the loans provided;
separately with relevance to Kegalle, Mawanella and Dehiowita education zones?
(c) Will he state—
(i) whether action would be taken to provide the distress loan to teachers who were not provided that loan despite applying for it;
(ii) whether imprest would be released to the offices for that purpose; and
(iii) if so, the date on which it would be done?
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