Hon. Lucky Jayawardana,—To ask the Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs,—
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether he accepts that the Gadaladeniya, Lankatilaka and Ambakke Temples located in the Udunuwara Divisional Secretariat Division are very important world famous ancient places;
(ii) whether he is aware that thousands of local and foreign tourists arrive each day to visit these sites; and
(iii) local and foreign tourists face severe embarrassment due to lack of common amenities in these places?
(b) Will he also inform this House—
(i) whether he will adopt a course of action under his Ministry to provide common amenities that are lacking in these places expeditiously; and
(ii) if so, in what manner?
(c) If not, why?
Hon. Lucky Jayawardana,—To ask the Minister of Agriculture,—
(i) whether he is aware that the practice of pe...
(i) whether he is aware that the practice of permitting the people who do not possess dry lands to fill an extent of 10 perches of their paddy fields long time;
(ii) whether he admits that the opportunity that had been granted to people who do not possess dry lands to fill an extent of 10 perches of their paddy fields to build a house, has been denied to them; and
(iii) this has resulted in a large number of people in various parts of the country who do not possess dry lands becoming helpless?
(i) of the number of people who have forwarded applications to the Department of Agrarian Services seeking permission to fill an extent of 10 perches of their paddy fields, by now;
(ii) whether those people would be allowed to fill an extent of 10 perches of their paddy fields very soon; and
(iii) if so, from when?
If not, why?
Hon. Lucky Jayawardana,—To ask the Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife,—
(a) Will he admit—
(i) that people have been at...
(i) that people have been attacked by wild boars at present;
(ii) arrangements have been made to pay compensation amounting to Rs. 200,000/- for the loss of life caused by attacks by wild elephants, crocodiles, bears, leopards and wild buffalos irrespective of differences in gender and age;
(iii) there is no such arrangement in the event of deaths caused by wild boars?
(b) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether he will admit that a mechanism should be implemented speedily to pay compensation to victims of wild boar attacks who live in penury;
(ii) if so, whether a compensation mechanism will be implemented promptly;
(iii) if so, the date on which it will be done?
(c) If not, why?
Hon.Vijitha Herath,— To ask the Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade,—
(a) Will he inform this House, separately in respect of ...
(a) Will he inform this House, separately in respect of each of the years —
(i) the amounts of foreign investments received in 2015, 2016 and 2017; and
(ii) the amounts of foreign investments which had existed in the preceeding years and have been removed?
(b) If not, why?
Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara,—To ask the Minister of Plantation Industries,—
(a) Is he aware that—
(i) Mr. K.P. Sirisena, ...
(i) Mr. K.P. Sirisena, bearer of Tea Shakthi Member No. 109131 of the Tea Smallholders’ Association in Parakaduwa, died suddenly in the year 2016;
(ii) Mrs. P.M. Lucida, wife and successor of the deceased, has handed all the documents necessary for obtaining his Tea Shakthi insurance benefit dues over to the local organization of the Tea Smallholders Association of Ratnapura District on 30.09.2016?
(i) whether he admits that the said benefit money has not been received so far, although nearly six months has elapsed since the handing over of documents; and
(ii) if so, will he take steps to give her the said benefit money as soon as possible?
Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara,—To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs,—
(a) Will he inform this House —
(i) whether the decision to run a budget office at Parliament is being implemented;
(ii) of the institute from which enquiries can be made about possible budget cuts;
(iii) of the methodology as to how Parliament can obtain information about the progress of the implementation of pledges given through the budget; and
(iv) whether a calendar for implementing the 2017 budget proposals for welfare will be provided?
(b) Will he also inform this House —
(i) out of the budget proposals for year 2015, of those that were not implemented; and
(ii) of the reasons as to why those proposals were not implemented?
Hon. Indika Anuruddha Herath,— To ask the Minister of Home Affairs,—
(i) of the measures that have been tak...
(i) of the measures that have been taken at present to fill the existing vacancies for volunteer Grama Niladharis;
(ii) whether the government has made some arrangements in regard to the retired Grama Niladharis;
(iii) whether Grama Niladharis who work on Divisional Secretariat Division basis can be transferred (whether divisions assigned to them can be changed); and
(iv) of the number of years for which a Grama Niladhari can serve in a particular division?
Hon. T. Ranjith De Soyza,—To ask the Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs,—
(a) Will he inform this House...
(i) whether he is aware that an interview was conducted by the Department of Prisons in the year 2016 for the recruitments for the post of Jailors;
(ii) if so, of the number of applicants selected for the relevant posts on the basis of the results of interviews conducted from 19.10.2016 to 27.10 2016 and the structured interview conducted from 03.11.2016 to 12.11.2016;
(iii) as to why the process of recruitment was postponed in spite of the fact that the qualified applicants have been informed by the Department of Prisons that the recruitments have been made for the said posts and asking them to sign the particular contracts on 24.11.2016; and
(iv) of the reason for not hitherto making the appointments thus postponed?
(i) as to why letters of contract have been provided to the qualified appointees putting them into further difficulty, in spite of the prevalence of the problematic condition obstructing this process,;
(ii) whether it is admitted that the qualified appointees have been subjected to severe difficulty owing to not giving the appointments ;
(iii) if so, whether measures will be taken to make the appointments once again; and
(iv) if so, of the date on which it will be done ?
Hon. Chaminda Wijesiri,— To ask the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government,—
(a) Will he inform this House &m...
(i) whether he is aware that an audit query dated 30.09.2016 has been issued on the school bags distribution programme for the schools of Uva Province in year 2015;
(ii) if so, of the facts which were observed under number 2 of aforesaid audit query;
(iii) of the facts denoted under 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.2.4 and 2.2.5 of aforesaid audit query;
(iv) whether measures will be taken against the officials and the institutions connected with the malpractices which have been revealed by aforesaid audit quarry ?
(i) whether he is aware that an audit query dated 18. 10. 2016 has been issued on Department of Education of Uva Province in respect of year 2015 and 2016 ;
(ii) if so , whether he submits the particulars in section 2 b,c,d,e and f and the paragraph 3 of the audit query in respect of the school based management and teacher training programs which were held in Thailand and Philippine;
(iii) whether measures will be taken against the officials who are connected with certain malpractices , corrupt activities and illegal activities occurred there; and
(iv) if so, of aforesaid measures?
(b) If not , why ?
Hon. Chaminda Wijesiri,— To ask the Minister of Buddhasasana,—
(i) of the number of institutions and individ...
(i) of the number of institutions and individuals authorized to organize pilgrimages to Dambadiwa;
(ii) of the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the aforesaid institutions and individuals;
(iii) of the number of persons who passed away during the pilgrimages to Dambadiwa from the year 2010 to date;
(iv) of the names and addresses of persons who passed away;
(v) of the institutions that took them to Dambadiwa; and
(vi) of the steps that have been taken by the Ministry for the welfare of the families of the persons thus passed away?
Hon. Chaminda Wijesiri,— To ask the Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife ,—
(i) separately, ...
(i) separately, in terms of each year, of the number of elephants died by reason of human – elephant conflicts from the year 2010 to 2014;
(ii) of the locations where the elephants died;
(iii) of the number of elephants died, got injured and got into critical conditions; and
(iv) of the measures that will be taken to minimize the number of elephant deaths and human elephant conflicts , under present good governance government?
(b) If not why?
(i) separately, on per year basis from 2010 up to now, the total number of employees serving in the Uva Province Road Passenger Transport Authority coming under the Uva Provincial Council;
(ii) the number of jobs that have been given in that Authority from the day the present government of good governance came into power;
(iii) the names, addresses and the designations of the persons to whom the aforesaid jobs were given;
(iv) the procedure followed to recruit persons to those posts; and
(v) the steps that have been taken by the Uva Provincial Council with regard to the welfare of the employees in the Uva Province Road Passenger Transport Service?
(a) Will he inform this Hous...
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) the amount of money drawn from the foreign reserves of the country annually for the education of Sri Lankan students in foreign universities ;
(ii) the amount of money drawn from the reserves of Sri Lanka for persons who make personal tours in foreign countries ;
(iii) the amount of foreign exchange which is not received, out of the amount of foreign exchange that is due to Sri Lanka for the goods exported or services provided by it?
(b) If not , why ?
Hon. M.H.M. Salman,— To ask the Minister of Education,—
(i) the primary section of the Kakunagolla Muslim Cent...
(i) the primary section of the Kakunagolla Muslim Central College in the Giriulla Educational Zone in Kurunegala District was removed under the programme of developing 1000 secondary schools;
(ii) the grade one classes of the aforesaid catchment area are conducted in a temporary building in the land which belongs to the Jumma mosque in Kekeunagolla from the year 2015;
(iii) any of the human and physical resources including a sufficient number of teachers, class room facilities, furniture, a children’s park, a protective fence and toilet facilities have not been provided to the aforesaid school in which more than 200 students learn in several parallel classes in the primary section?
(b) Will he state whether the aforesaid requirements will be fulfilled without delay for the benefit of all the students that study in the aforesaid school?
Hon. Kanaka Herath,— To ask the Minister of Plantation Industries,—
(a) Will he inform this House of —
(i) the extent of land in Sri Lanka ...
(i) the extent of land in Sri Lanka brought under coconut cultivation;
(ii) the extent of coconut land granted approval for fragmentation;
(iii) the extent of coconut lands fragmented;
from 2014 to 2016, separately with respect to each year and district?
(i) whether he admits that the extent of lands cultivated with coconut will decrease and a shortage of coconuts required for domestic consumption could occur as a result of fragmentation of coconut lands;
(ii) if so, of the method expected to be adopted as a remedy?
Hon. Kanaka Herath,— To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce,—
(a) Will he inform this House separately per year basis—
(i) the quanti...
(i) the quantity of wheat flour imported to this country;
(ii) the amount of money paid for that; and
(iii) the per capita wheat flour consumption in Sri Lanka;
from 2013 to 2016?
(i) whether he is aware that steps were taken to reduce the flour importation into Sri Lanka in 2013 and 2014; and
(ii) whether the government has taken steps to limit the importation of wheat flour?
Hon. Bimal Rathnayake,— To ask the Minister of Higher Education and Highways,—
(i) of the names of the educ...
(i) of the names of the education institutes in which students receiving the Mahapola Scholarship are studying;
(ii) whether payment of the Mahapola Scholarship gets delayed by three months after students are admitted to 1st year of certain universities; and
(iii) if so, of the reasons for the aforesaid situation?
Hon. Bimal Rathnayake,— To ask the Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade,—
(i) the names of the members of the Board of Directors of the Mahapola (Higher Education) Trust Fund;
(ii) their appointing authority;
(iii) separately, the monies received by this Fund from the year 2010 to year 2017 and the funding sources year basis;
(iv) separately, the recurrent expenditure of the Mahapola (Higher Education) Trust Fund in respect of each year from the year 2010 to year 2017; and
(v) the payments made by the Mahapola (Higher Education) Trust Fund for granting scholarships and non-recurrent purposes separately in respect of each year and purpose from the year 2005 to year 2017?
(b) If not, why?
Hon. Bimal Rathnayake,— To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs,—
(i) whether there is a programme to grant full or semi scholarships through the President’s Fund to Sri Lankans for local or foreign academic purposes;
(ii) if so, the basis and the methodology for the selection of suitable persons for scholarships as per the said programme;
(iii) whether there is a system to award scholarships for students securing the highest marks at the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) examination;
(iv) whether there is a system to award scholarships to graduates for postgraduate studies;
(v) whether there is a system to award local or foreign scholarships except in (iii) and (iv) above;
(vi) if so, what that system is;
(vii) separately the names of persons who received scholarships outside the systems indicated in (iii) and (iv) above, the amount of money, institution and if a foreign country the name of same in respect of each year from the year 2005 to year 2017?
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