Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera,— To ask the Minister of Highways & Road Development,—
(a) Is he aware that—
(i) the road from Polegoda to Ihala Welgama in the Bulathsinhala Divisional Secretariat Division is impassable due to the landslide that occurred in the area named 1st Mile Post, as a result of the floods and landslides experienced on 27.05.2017;
(ii) around 10,000 to 15,000 people who used this road in the areas of Omaththa settlement, Omaththa colony, Gampalakanda, Wavulakanda, Muduna, Bategalla, Thennahena, Samagipura, Ihala Welgama, Gallanamulla, Henyaya and Atahawulhena situated in the Grama Niladhari divisions of number 819G Muduna, 819H Gamage Watta, 824 Thennahena and 825 Ihala Welgama, are facing severe hardships; and
(iii) measures are yet to be taken to renovate this road?
(b) Will he inform this House —
(i) whether expeditious measures will be taken to renovate the aforesaid road which is impassable due to the damages; and
(ii) if so, the period of time the renovation will begin and when it is scheduled to be completed?
(c) If not, why?