Hon. Buddhika Pathirana,— To ask the Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs,—
(a) Will he admit the facts that —
(i) foreigners too visit to worship the main places of religious worship of the Sri Lankan Hindus, in Kataragama, Nallur, Munneshwaram, Thirukoneshwaram and Thiruketheeshwaram;
(ii) these places do not have sufficient facilities for local and foreign pilgrims who visit them; and
(iii) the development of these places will be a boon to the economy of the country?
(b) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether the government will take steps to develop these places of religious worship; and
(ii) if so in what manner?
(c) If not, why?