Hon. S. Shritharan,— To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs ,—
(a) Is he aware that –
(i) a volunteer organization named Tamil Rehabilitation Organization had been functioning in the Northern and Eastern areas until year 2006;
(ii) the activities of that organization were banned in Sri Lanka after 2006; and
(iii) when this organization was banned in Sri Lanka, the banks in Sri Lanka suspended crores of rupees that belonged to this organization?
(b) Will inform this House—
(i) of the period of time during which Tamil Rehabilitation Organization was functioning in Sri Lanka as an approved volunteer organization;
(ii) of the names of the banks in which this organization had operate accounts in Sri Lanka ; and
(iii) separately of the amount of money that had been deposited in each of those banks?
(c) Will he also inform this House—
(i) of the date on which this volunteer organization was banned in Sri Lanka;
(ii) of the value of the movable, immovable, and liquid assets that belonged to this organization at the time it was banned; and
(iii) as to what happened to such assets?
(d) If not, why?
Hon. D.V. Chanaka,— To ask the Minister of Ports and Shipping,—
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether two companies had made propo...
(i) whether two companies had made proposals for the privatization of the Hambantota port;
(ii) if so, the basis on which one out of those two companies was selected;
(iii) of the recommendations made by the Technical Evaluation Committee and the Cabinet Procurement Committee to select that company;
(iv) of the two agreements signed with the selected company;
(v) the manner, the shares of the two companies establish in terms of that agreement get divided;
(vi) the tasks entrusted to those two companies, separately;
(vii) the sources of income of those companies;
(viii) the steps that are to be taken to ensure the security of employment of the persons employed at present;
(ix) the company that will be entrusted with the maintenance of the Port; and
(x) the sources of income for the government and the Ports Authority of Sri Lanka through this privatization?
(b) If not, why?
Hon. Prasanna Ranathunga, — To ask the Minister of Education,—
(i) whether provisions ha...
(i) whether provisions have been made for the construction of new buildings in schools within the Minuwangoda Education Division in the year 2017;
(ii) if so, for which school plans have been made for the construction of new buildings and what amounts have been allocated in respect of each such school separately;
(iii) whether there are partially-completed buildings in the schools of Minuwangoda Education Division; and
(iv) if so, whether he will give a description of those schools and the buildings?
(b) Will he also inform this House —
(i) whether plans have been made to establish a new school named Minu/Meth Vijaya Model School within the Minuwangoda Education Division;
(ii) if so, how much has been allocated for the purpose;
(iii) whether that allocation is adequate to construct a school which will conduct classes from Grade 6 to Grade 13;
(iv) within what length of time the construction work of the proposed school is expected to be completed; and
(v) of the manner in which the provisions are expected to be allocated for this purpose?
(c) If not, why?
Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera,— To ask the Minister of Disaster Management,—
(a) Will he state this House —
(i) separately, th...
(i) separately, the number of persons died and had gone missing due to the floods and landslides that occurred in the district of Kalutara on 27.05.2017;
(ii) separately, the number of deaths that occurred due to the floods and landslides?
(b) Will he also state this House—
(i) the name, address, age, profession and the gender;
(ii) the Grama Niladhari Division and the Divisional Secretariat Division;
(iii) the name and the address of the next of kin;
of the persons who were died and had gone missing due to that disaster?
(c) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether compensation has been paid for the persons who died and went missing in that manner;
(ii) if so, the names of those persons and the amount of money that has been paid separately;
(iii) the date on which the payment of compensation will be completed?
Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera,— To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs,—
(a) Will he inform this House as at 09....
(a) Will he inform this House as at 09.01.2015 and as at 30. 06. 2017—
(i) the number of Army camps established in Jaffna district;
(ii) the number of officers and soldiers who were attached to those camps; and
(iii) the name of each camp, the name of the Divisional Secretariat Division in which the camps have been established, the officers and the soldiers attached to those camps separately?
(b) Will he state this House from 09. 01.2015 to 30. 06. 2017 in the Jaffna District—
(i) the number of Army camps that have been removed; and
(ii) the number of officers and soldiers who have been removed from those Army camps?
(c) Will he also inform this House whether he admits that the removal of Army camps and the officers and the soldiers who are serving in those camps in Jaffna district has a negative impact on the national security?
Hon. I. Charles Nirmalanathan,— To ask the Minister of Higher Education and Highways ,—
(a) Is he aware that—
(i) the s...
(i) the study centre of the Open University of Sri Lanka commenced in Mannar district in March 2016 has been functioning in a temporary building up to now;
(ii) even though a land has been allocated for the construction of a permanent building, construction has not been commenced up to now;
(iii) a written request has been made by me on 20.06.2017 to allocate provisions to commence the construction; and
(iv) there is no permanent building for Mannar district alone while there are permanent buildings for the regional centres/study centres of the Open University of Sri Lanka in the four districts of Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Jaffna and Kilinochchi in the Northern Province?
(b) Will he inform this House whether steps will be taken in future to allocate provisions from your Ministry for the construction of a permanent building for the study centre of the Open University of Sri Lanka which currently functions in a temporary building in Mannar district?
Hon. Douglas Devananda,—To ask the Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs,—
(i) about 270 families in five villages named Puduvilankulam, Pootkulam, Kunjukulam, Mannakulam and Kollar Puliyankulam in the Mankulam Grama Niladhari Division in Nedunkerni Divisional Secretariat Division in Vavuniya have been resettled in 2010;
(ii) these villages are bordered to Mullative and Vavuniya districts;
(iii) these people have faced severe hardships due to the lack of basic facilities from the day they were resettled;
(iv) these people have faced various difficulties due to the non- existence of access roads to the A9 road and unavailability of guarded level crossings for the roads that run across the railway tracks in the village?
(b) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether steps will be taken to provide basic facilities to those villages;
(ii) if so, the date on which those facilities will be given?
Hon. Bimal Rathnayake,— To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs,—
(i) whether he will submit separately in respect of each year, a list of names of persons nominated as President’s Counsels by the President from the year 2010 to 30th June 2017;
(ii) the procedure adopted in nominating President’s Counsel?
Hon. Ananda Aluthgamage,— To ask the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine,—
(a) Will he state—
(i) the to...
(i) the total extent of land belonging to the Kandy Teaching Hospital;
(ii) out of which the extent of land currently used by the hospital;
(iii) whether he is aware that large extent of land, out of the lands belonging to the hospital are illegally occupied;
(iv) whether he admits that this situation has been an obstacle to the activities of the hospital; and
(v) if so, the measures to be taken to control this situation?
(b) If not, why?
Hon. Mylvaganam Thilakarajah,— To ask the Minister of Home Affairs,—
(a) Will he inform this House –
(i) whether it is admitted that ...
(i) whether it is admitted that the Minister promised to increase the number of Divisional Secretariat Divisions in Nuwara-Eliya district from five to ten, when the motion to increase the number of Divisional Secretariat Divisions in the district was moved in the Parliament after considering the population and the geological condition of the district;
(ii) of the current progress of the process;
(iii) whether there are challenges in implementing it; and
(iv) of the date of implementation of that motion?
Hon. Mylvaganam Thilakarajah,— To ask the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government,—
(i) there are...
(i) there are certain legal provisions relevant for Pradeshiya Sabhas which have barred the Pradeshiya Sabhas situated in the estate areas carrying out their services properly;
(ii) proposals have been presented to amend them;
(iii) a cabinet memorandum has also been submitted in this regard?
(i) of the current progress of those amendments;
(ii) whether there is any obstacle to amend the legal provisions; and
(iii) of the date these amendments will be tabled in the Parliament?
Hon. Mylvaganam Thilakarajah,— To ask the Minister of Labour, Trade Union Relations and Sabaragamu Development,—
(i) whether he is aware that the regional plantation companies are implementing a scheme called ‘Out-grower’ in the estate management violating the procedure of the current collective agreement;
(ii) if so, the regional plantation companies that have implemented the scheme mentioned in (i) above;
(iii) whether they are implemented in accordance with the law or the collective agreement; and
(iv) whether the ‘Out-grower’ scheme will be implemented by the Ministry in the future?
Hon. Charles Nirmalanathan,— To ask the Minister of Sports,—
(i) whether One Million Rupees...
(i) whether One Million Rupees each has been allocated by the Ministry of Sports in the year 2015 for the Puthukudiyirippu, Uppukkulam - Alpatha, Karisal, Tallaimannar, Kattaspaththiri playgrounds in the Mannar district;
(ii) whether Two Million Rupees for the playground of Al Azar Maha Vidyalaya-Mannar, Three Million Rupees for the playground of Erukkalampiti Maha Vidyalaya - Mannar and One Million Rupees for Kattasaspaththiri play ground have been allocated in the year 2016 in allocating funds for playgrounds;
(iii) the basis on which Five Million Rupees were allocated to the playground of Erukkalampiti Maha Vidyalaya, Mannar in allocating funds for playgrounds in the year 2017;
(iv) whether he admits that the allocation of funds was biased towards one particular community; and
(v) if so, whether action will be taken in the future to stop such biased allocation of funds and allocate funds equally amongst all?
Hon. Anura Sidney Jayarathne,—To ask the Minister of Education,—
(a) Will he inform this House —
(i) of the action that...
(i) of the action that will be taken in future by the Ministry to develop the Girihandu Seya Buddhist temple located in Thiriyaya in the Trincomalee District, which is an important place of Buddhist worship with historical significance;
(ii) whether he is aware of the fact that the historic stone inscription which mentions the Thapassu-Bhalluka brothers, which is located in the Girihandu Seya Vihara premises, is exposed to the elements without any shelter to protect it;
(iii) of the steps that will be taken in future by the Department of Archaeology to prevent further destruction of the aforesaid stone inscription;
(iv) of the steps that will be taken in future to develop the sacred area belonging to Girihandu Seya sacred area into a sacred city?
Hon. Anura Sidney Jayarathne,—To ask the Minister of City Planning and Water Supply,—
(a) Is he aware that —
(i) the Girihandu Seya, which ...
(i) the Girihandu Seya, which is considered the first Buddhist Stupa of the world, is a place of worship with national significance and is visited by thousands of people; and
(ii) sufficient water facilities to fulfil the needs of the Buddhist Bhikkus residing in the aforementioned place of worship as well as the needs of local and foreign visitors are not available;
(b) Will he inform this House —
(i) of the steps that will be taken to provide a permanent solution to the water problem prevalent in the Girihandu Seya sacred site;
(ii) whether steps will be taken to provide a few bowsers of water daily from the fleet of bowsers maintained by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board in order to solve the water problem prevalent in the aforesaid sacred site; and
(iii) whether steps will be taken to properly store the water thus supplied by bowsers and to distribute the same using pipes?
Hon. Anura Sidney Jayarathne,—To ask the Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms,—
(i) whether surveying...
(i) whether surveying the lands that are coming under the Girihadu Seya sacred site in Thiriyaya of Trincomalee district, has been concluded;
(ii) if so, whether survey marks have been placed on the surveyed land;
(iii) of the extent of land that is coming under the sacred site;
(iv) of the reasons led for the delay in handing over respective plans to the Ministry of Buddhasasana?
Hon. Anura Sidney Jayarathne,—To ask the Minister of Buddhasasana,—
(i) whether surveying the lands that are...
(i) whether surveying the lands that are coming under the Girihaduseya that is situated in Thiriyaya of Trincomalee district which is considered as the first Buddhist pagoda of the world, has been concluded;
(ii) if so, of the reasons led for the delay of the gazette notification declaring aforesaid sacred site;
(iii) of the extent of lands that has been allotted for Girihadu seya sacred site;
(iv) of the measures taken by your Ministry to develop Girihadu seya sacred site?
Hon Piyal Nishantha De Silva,— To ask the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government,—
(i) the public...
(i) the public playground of Aluthgama belonging to the Beruwala Pradeshiya Sabha is maintained by the said Pradeshiya Sabha; and
(ii) the playground concerned was renovated and developed a year ago?
(b) Will he state—
(i) the amount of provision granted for the development activities and the year in which it was granted;
(ii) whether the specified tender procedure has been followed in developing the playground;
(iii) if not, the reasons for it;
(iv) who the contractors of the project are; and
(v) whether the total amount of money approved for the project has been utilized for the aforesaid project; and
(c) Will he also state—
(i) whether the recommendation of the Minister representing the area is required for obtaining approval from the Beruwala Pradeshiya Sabha to book the playground for a festival/ sports event/ social event;
(ii) if so, the reason for it;
(iii) whether engaging in sports in this playground has been banned for sports clubs in the area; and
(iv) if so, the reasons underlying it?
Hon. (Mrs.) Rohini Kumari Wijerathna,—To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs,—
(i) separately, in respect of each Grama Niladhari division , of the number of small tanks and weirs which are fed only by rain water presently, and which are situated in low elevation of the main canal in the downstream of 20 Kilometers through Dambulla and Galewela Divisional Secretariat Divisions and coming under the Wayamba Canal project operated by the Department of Irrigation under the “Mahaweli Suraksithatha” investment programme;
(ii) whether Wayamba canal feeds all aforesaid tanks and weirs systems;
(iii) whether plans have been made in that regard by now ;
(iv) separately, of the names of the tanks that are fed and not fed by Wayamba Canal project;
(v) whether it doesn’t cause an injustice on the farming communities of Dambulla and Galewela when water is provided to North Western province without feeding the tanks and weirs that are located in low elevations of the main canal ;
(vi) as a remedial action whether plans will be prepared and implemented in order to supply water to the tanks that are not fed; and
(vii) if so, of aforesaid date?
(b) If not , why ?
Hon. I. Charles Nirmalanathan,— To ask the Minister of Higher Education and Highways,—
(i) students from various dist...
(i) students from various districts enter the schools in districts that have low cut-off marks, but they study in educational institutions with better facilities and finally enter the university following the G.C.E (Advanced Level) examination through the quota system functional for each district where the school is based;
(ii) due to the issue mentioned in (i) above, students those living in the districts with lower cut-off marks and study in the same district are deprived of the opportunity to gain university entrance through the quota; and
(iii) after enrolling students on the basis of grading by district level for the university entrance, a change has taken place in that order ?
(b) If so, will he inform this House, whether measures will be taken to prevent students coming from other districts enter schools in districts with low cut-off marks and against the schools that admit students in such a manner, after considering the plight of the students who study in the same districts, with low cut-off marks, where they are registered?
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