Hon. Mohamadu Nazeer,—To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs,—
(a) Will he state —
(i) whether a survey has been carried out regarding the heads of households belonging to the families which have been residing permanently for years in the land called Mayim Galdamugoda located in the no.142-1,Mawanagama Grama Niladhari Division of the Sandunpura Division coming under Zone C of the Sri Lanka Mahaweli Authority;
(ii) the specific date on which the Mahaweli Authority expects to grant legitimate land permits to persons residing in the aforementioned lands and engaging in cultivations in the said lands as their livelihood; and
(iii) whether steps will be taken immediately to issue land permits to persons residing and farming in the said land lots including lot numbers 279, 228, 229,282,283,280,300,290,341,323, 334,133, 143, 275, 366,302,390, 281,292,318 and 289;
(b) If not, why?
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) the basic requirements to be fulfilled as per the Forest Conservation Ordinance for the declaration of a particular forest land as a forest reserve through a gazette notification;
(ii) the number of forest reserves declared hitherto under the Forest Conservation Ordinance;
(iii) whether he will table the date on which each forest reserve was declared, the extent of land of each reserve thus declared and details of the relevant maps?
Hon. S. M. Marikkar,—To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs,—
(a) Is he aware —
(i) that th...
(i) that the Sri Lanka Scouting and Guiding Movement which completes 106 years has over 75,000 Scouts and Girl Guides affiliated to it;
(ii) that during the past five years, the sum of Rs. 8 million which is received by the Scout Head Quarters as earnings sent annually from the ‘Job Week’ of the scouts has been spent without adhering to a proper methodology;
(iii) that when the building which houses the Head Quarters was built, action had been taken without approval from the Scout Committee to pay to a company which had a friendly relationship with the former Chief Commissioner Mr. Nimal de Silva, a sum of Rs. 8 million as consultation fees together with a sum of Rs. 14 million for the building which had not been properly built; and
(iv) that the cement cottages built in the Nuwara Eliya area for a scout camp using funds earned from the scout ‘job week’ without obtaining proper approval from the Department of Forest Conservation were banned causing a grave financial loss;
(b) Will he inform this House —
(i) whether a formal inquiry into the said misuse of funds has been started by now;
(ii) if so, of the progress of the said inquiry; and
(iii) if not, whether a full inquiry in to this matter will take place in future;
(c) If not, why?
Hon.Vijitha Herath,— To ask the Minister of Public Enterprise & Kandy City Development,—
(a) Will he inform this House —
(i) whether applications were called in year 2018 for the post of Aircraft Engineer in Sri Lankan Airlines Ltd.;
(ii) if so, of the number of applications received for the above mentioned post; and
(iii) of the number of persons selected for the above post?
(b) Will he also inform this House —
(i) out of the 35 applicants, of the basis on which all three applicants currently employed at the Sri Lankan Airlines having been formerly employed at the Sri Lanka Air Force were not selected for the aforementioned post;
(ii) of the service and expense of the persons who were selected to the above-mentioned post;
(iii) whether he admits that selecting untrained persons with less than five years of service has caused injustice to persons who have not been selected despite their service and experience of over 20 years; and
(iv) whether action will be taken to grant promotions fairly to those who faced this injustice;
Hon.Vijitha Herath,— To ask the Minister of Public Administration & Management and Law & Order,—
(a) Is he aware that—
(i) an injustice has been caused to around ten officers when promotions were granted on merit basis in 1998 to fill the vacancies in Grade 11, Class 2 of Sri Lanka Administrative Service; and
(ii) an injustice has been caused to them as a result of granting promotions by way of double promotions, in total disregard of the provisions of the Establishment Code and Public Administration Circulars by holding an examination with a delay of seven years from the time that vacancies occurred?
(b) Will he inform this House of—
(i) the reasons for not referring the relevant officers for promotions as those promotions are granted by the end of the service period or after the retirement of an officer; and
(ii) the measures that will be taken to deliver justice to the individuals who have been subjected to injustice in that manner?
Hon.Vijitha Herath,— To ask the Minister of Home Affairs,—
(i) of the amount spent on t...
(i) of the amount spent on the Galudupita public building constructed in Wattala Divisional Secretariat Division by the Divisional Secretary of Wattala;
(ii) of the purpose for which the said building was constructed;
(iii) whether the construction of that building on the relevant land that had been used as a playground by the children of that area has been done on a scientific basis;
(iv) whether he is aware of the fact that the building is leaning on to one side by now and that doors, windows and other valuables have been removed;
(v) of the steps that will be taken against those who are responsible for not using the said building for any purpose despite its completion by now; and
(vi) of the measures that will taken regarding the building falling into a state of being overgrown with weeds by now?
Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara,— To ask the Minister of Plantation Industries,—
(i) of the quantity of tea an...
(i) of the quantity of tea annually exported by Sri Lanka in Metric tons;
(ii) of the countries that purchase tea from Sri Lanka;
(iii) whether tea in bulk is subjected to proper tests and exported under a standard monitoring mechanism, when tea is exported by the Sri Lanka Tea Board; and
(iv) if not, of the authority that holds the responsibility of the quality of tea exported?
(b) Will he also inform this House—
(i) whether sugar or other flavors and colourings were added during the process of drying and processing tea in the factories during the past period;
(ii) whether it has been confirmed through testing;
(iii) whether a measuring unit is available to measure up the sugar concentration of tea; and
(iv) of the measures that will be taken against those who engage in activities that are harmful to the proper quality of tea?
(c) If not, why ?
Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara,— To ask the Minister of Higher Education & Cultural Affairs,—
(i) of the n...
(i) of the number of archeological sites coming under the purview of the Central Cultural Fund;
(ii) of the names of the aforesaid sites as per each district?
(b) Will he also inform this House separately for each district—
(i) of the number of permanent employees;
(ii) of the number of casual employees;
(iii) of the number of employees serving under the contract basis;
(iv) of the number of employees absorbed to the permanent service out of the casual workers; and
(v) of the number of employees absorbed to the permanent service out of the contract basis employees;
recruited for the aforesaid sites from the year 2015?
(c) Will he further inform this House—
(i) whether these recruitments have been made as per a methodologies accepted by the government; and
(ii) of the number of staff vacancies currently existing as per each district?
(d) If not, why?
Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara,— To ask the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation,—
(i) whether a price formula which will cause fluctuation in the fare levied by public transport services in response to fluctuations in the price of fuel has been introduced;
(ii) if so, of the year on which such a price formula was introduced;
(iii) whether he will present the said price formlula to this House;
(iv) whether Associations and Boards connected to public passenger transport services were made aware of the said price formula;
(i) whether fares levied by public transport services have been subjected to rise and fall in accordance with the price formula that causes fluctuations in the fuel prices;
(ii) if so, whether information pertaining to such instances of fluctuation will be presented to this House;
(iii) if a price formula has not been introduced, whether action will be taken in future to do so;
(iv) of the date on which it is expected to introduce a price formula?
Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara,— To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce,—
(i) separately, as per each year, of the quantity of rice imported by Lanka Sathosa Ltd. since 2015 to date ;
(ii) whether the prices at which aforesaid rice was imported will be stated ;
(iii) of the manner in which the aforesaid rice was issued to the market ;
(iv) separately, of the quantity of rice issued to the market annually and the prices of the same since year 2015 to date ;
(v) of the quantity of rice that the Lak Sathosa Ltd. purchased from private sector in the years 2017 and 2018;
(vi) of the amount of money paid for a Kilogram of rice; and
(vii) of the business enterprises from which rice was so purchased ?
Hon. Susantha Punchinilame,— To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs,—
(a) Will he inform this House with rele...
(a) Will he inform this House with relevance to the period from the time that former Chief of Staff of the President’s staff, Dr. I.H.K.Mahanama and Mr. P.Dissanayake,the former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation started serving in public and statutory institutions up to now—
(i) of the positions held by them;
(ii) of the periods when those positions were held;
(iii) of the institutions where they have served in such capacity; and
(iv) of the allegations were and the steps taken in that regard, if any disciplinary or other allegations have been leveled against them during the said periods of service?
(b) Will he also inform this House of the person who made the recommendations to appoint Dr. I.H.K.Mahanama to the post of Chief of Staff of the President’s Staff and Mr. P. Dissanayake to the post of Chairman of the State Timber Corporation?
Hon. Susantha Punchinilame,— To ask the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine,—
(i) of the number of researches underway on the Kidney disease prevalent in the North Central and Eastern Provinces of which a cause has not been specifically identified by now;
(ii) of the names of the researchers and institutions that conduct those researches;
(iii) of the dates on which the conclusions of those researches are due; and
(iv) of the amount of money allocated for those researches?
(i) of the steps that have been taken to prevent the people from afflicting with this disease, in addition to treatment given to patients with the disease;
(ii) whether a water filter known as LIFE SAVER which is said to be a product of IOCN LIFE SAVER in Britain has been introduced to this country in addition to Reverse Osmosis Plant that produce distilled water; and
(iii) whether he will explain why it cannot be used to control the spread of the kidney disease?
Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara,— To ask the Minister of Social Empowerment, —
(i) of the amount of assets owned...
(i) of the amount of assets owned by the Sumurdhi Bank at present;
(ii) of the number of Samurdhi Banks and Samurdhi General Societies throughout the island, separately; and
(iii) the amount of assets owned by all Samurdhi Societies at present?
(i) whether the Samurdhi (Divineguma) Bank will be taken over by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka as stated by the Hon. Prime Minister at the 2018 May day celebration;
(ii) whether there is any possibility of that bank which has been exempted from the control of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka under Divineguma Act, No.1 of 2013, being taken over again by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka; and
(iii) if it is to be taken over in that manner, the reasons for that?
Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara,— To ask the Minister of City Planning and Water Supply,—
(i) the government app...
(i) the government approved amount that is charged on a unit of domestic water at present;
(ii) the number of instances of water tariff revision from 2015 up to date;
(iii) whether he will mention the revised prices in relation to each such instance; and
(iv) the date when the tariff of a unit of water was revised last and the amount that way increased or decreased at that time?
(i) the profit earned by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board last year;
(ii) whether the government has decided to increase water tariff in future;
(iii) if so, the methodology of increasing water tariff; and
(iv) whether he will state the reasons if water tariff is increased?
Hon. Asoka Priyantha,— To ask the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine,—
(a) Will he inform this House,—
(i) the number of HIV infected persons reported in the North Western Province from the year 2010 up to now;
(ii) if the number of HIV infected persons has increased, the reasons for it; and
(iii) the steps that will be taken by the Ministry to prevent the increase of the number of HIV infected persons in the North Western Province?
Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage,— To ask the Minister of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development,—
(i) whether he admits that nearly 08 lakhs of Tamil workers residing in the estates have been living in 10x12 feet line rooms up to now;
(ii) of the number of houses that had been built by 31.12.2014 under the programme commenced by the previous government to provide housing for them;
(iii) of the estates and the districts where the houses mentioned in (ii) above have been built;
(iv) of the provisions allocated for this project in 2015, 2016 and 2017;
(v) of the number of houses constructed in 2015, 2016 and 2017 separately, as per each year and district;
(vi) of the number of houses provided to the people in the estate sector by the previous governments;
(vii) the time required to fully solve this housing problem; and
(viii) whether information on that arrangement will be submitted?
Hon. Bimal Rathnayake,— To ask the Minister of Public Administration & Management and Law & Order,—
(i) the addresses of ministerial offices of the Minister of Public Administration & Management and Law & Order;
(ii) if rent or lease is paid for the said offices, the monthly rental/lease; and
(iii) the total rent/lease paid from the year 2015 up to the year 2017?
(i) the number of officials in the personal staff of the Minister;
(ii) the number of vehicles allocated for the said personal staff; and
(iii) the number of vehicles allocated to the Minister?
(c) If not, why?
Hon. Ananda Aluthgamage,— To ask the Minister of Petroleum Resources Development,—
(i) of the...
(i) of the number of fuel filling stations located in the district of Kandy;
(ii) of the addresses of the aforesaid filling stations;
(iii) separately, of the filling stations coming under the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and the Indian Oil Company( IOC);
(iv) of the number of filling station permits that have been issued in the district of Kandy from the year 2010 to date;
(v) of the names and the addresses of the persons who obtained the aforesaid permits;
(vi) of the amount of money earned by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation by so issuing the permits; and
(vii) of the criteria considered by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation in issuing the permits for Fuel filling stations?
Hon. Ananda Aluthgamage,— To ask the Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economic Affairs,—
(a) Will he inform this House&m...
(i) of the number of sales outlets belonging to the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation located in the district of Kandy;
(ii) of the addresses of the said sales outlets;
(iii) separately, of the income earned and the cost of maintenance of each of the aforesaid sales outlet; and
(iv) of the steps that would be taken by the Ministry to expand the branch network of the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation in the district of Kandy?
(b) If not, why?
Hon. Heshan Withanage,— To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce,—
(i) whether he ...
(i) whether he is aware that an industrial zone is established at Kuruwita, in Ratnapura District;
(ii) if so, of the date of commencement of the aforesaid industrial zone and its primary objectives;
(iii) of the factories that function in this industrial zone as at today and their names;
(iv) whether the number of the employees serving in each of these factories would be separately stated;
(v) of the names of the factories which were closed down during the aforesaid period, if any;
(vi) of the steps taken by the Ministry to further develop this industrial zone?
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