Hon. D.V. Chanaka,— To ask the Minister of Ports and Shipping,—
(a) Will he inform this House —
(i) of the total extent of lands that would be awarded through the agreement to privatize the Hambantota Port and of the basis on which the lands would be awarded;
(ii) whether a rental will be charged for the lands that are leased for the operations terminal under this agreement;
(iii) whether either of the two companies with which the agreement has been entered into will be given the right to construct the third and the fourth phases of this port;
(iv) if so, of the basis on which such right will be given;
(v) whether the 110-acres island that was built at the second phase of the Hambantota Port will be given to either of these two companies;
(vi) if so, of the basis on which it will be awarded;
(vii) whether a valuation has been obtained for this either from a local company or an international company; and
(viii) if not, of the basis on which the value of that island was determined?
(b) If not, why?