Hon. Buddhika Pathirana,— To ask the Minister of Education,—
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) of the temples in the possession of the Department of Archaeology in the districts of Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Vauniya in the Northern province;
(ii) of the temples which have been registered in the Department of Buddhist Affairs;
(iii) whether action has been taken to protect these temples from treasure hunters and from organized criminals;
(iv) if so, of the said steps;
(v) whether it has been reported that these temples have been damaged by the above persons during the period from 2012-2014; and
(vi) if so, of the measures that have been taken against them?
(b) Will he state—
(i) whether measures have been taken to develop these temples; and
(ii) if so, what the aforesaid measures are?
(c) If not, why?