Hon. Hector Appuhamy,—To ask the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy,—
(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?