Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara,—To ask the Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage ,—
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether he admits that impoverished people who wander about without a place to live and sleep rough have to face very tragic situations during days with rain storms; and
(ii) whether he will take steps to construct temporary wayside shelters or “Ambalam” for such helpless poor people in Colombo and other main cities through the local government institutions?
(b) If not, why?