Hon. (Dr.) Bandula Gunawardana,—To ask Minister of Plantation Industries,—
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) the measures taken to lift the restrictions on importation of tea for blending, as per the proposal No. 158 of the 2016 budget;
(ii) whether he will submit a list which includes the amount of tea imported to Sri Lanka in the year 2016 as per the aforesaid budget proposal, the price and the names of the importers; and
(iii) the names of the ten main tea importers who imported tea to Sri Lanka in each year during the period from the year 1977 up to 2016, separately?
(b) If not, why?