Hon. Bandula Gunawardana,— To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce,—
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether rack space in the private sector super markets were given at a reasonable rate as per proposal No. 126 of the Budget 2016 in order to promote sales of small and medium scale entrepreneurs;
(ii) whether a request was made by a Ministry to make such rack space available from the super markets of the private sector;
(iii) if such a request or order was made, will he present a copy of it; and
(iv) whether he will present a list of number of super markets of the private sector in Sri Lanka which are liable to pay taxes and the cities/villages in which they are situated?
(b) If not, why?