Hon. Kanaka Herath,— To ask the Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources & Disaster Management,—
(a) Will he inform this House —
(i) whether a reservoir will be built in the Holombuwa area of the Galigamuwa electorate;
(ii) of the number of ancient stupa, vihara and places of worship with historic significance that will be submerged in the waters of the said reservoir including Kotawehera of Dedigama and rock cave temple of Sthripura;
(iii) of the number and the names of villages of the Galigamuwa and Dedigama electorates that will be submerged in the waters of the said reservoir;
(iv) of the number of families that will lose their lands in the aforesaid villages;
(v) whether there is a programme to divert water to Ma-Oya by a tunnel from Holombuwa;
(vi) whether he admits that the construction of a reservoir in an area like the aforesaid area which is not prone to any natural disaster, will have immense detrimental effects on the people of the said area?
(b) If not, why?
Hon. Janaka Bandara Tennakoon,—To ask the Minister of Ports and Shipping,—
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether t...
(i) whether the 2018 budget proposal to 100% open the shipping industry to foreign companies is agreed to by;
(ii) whether measures will be taken to stop this opening as informed in a letter by the Ceylon Association of Ships Agencies to the responsible officials of the government; and
(iii) of the measures taken to prevent a monopoly of shipping companies coming into effect?
Hon. Ananda Aluthgamage,— To ask the Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports,—
(i) the number of preschools in the Kandy District administered by the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government;
(ii) their names and addresses;
(iii) the amount of aid given by the Ministry for the development of physical and human resources of each of the said preschools; and
(iv) the measures that have been and will be taken by the Ministry for the development of preschool system of the Kandy District?
Hon. Indika Anuruddha Herath,— To ask the Minister of Agriculture,—
(i) the total extent of paddy land...
(i) the total extent of paddy lands cultivated in the Western Province during the first season this year;
(ii) the total extent of uncultivated fallow paddy lands in the Western Province;
(iii) quantity of paddy the country lost due to uncultivated fallow paddy lands in metric tons;
(iv) of the cultivated but destroyed paddy lands in hectares;
(v) of the timely measures taken to prevent/ minimize the recurrence of damage experienced; and
(vi) of when will the farmers whose crops were damaged will be compensated ?
(b) Will he also inform this House—
(i) whether permission will be granted to use uncultivated paddy lands for any economic purpose;
(ii) if so, whether a feasibility study has been done; and
(iii) the conclusion of that feasibility study?
(c) If not, why?
Hon. Ishak Rahuman,— To ask the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine,—
(a) Is he aware that the Padaviya Rural Hospital which has bee...
(a) Is he aware that the Padaviya Rural Hospital which has been established in the year 1972 has no facility as at today and become a central dispensary; and
(b) Will he inform this House of the date on which arrangements would be made to reinstate this hospital?
Hon. Ishak Rahuman,— To ask the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government,—
(a) Is he aware that —
(i) the bus ...
(i) the bus stand in Kekirawa has not been renovated methodically since the year 1977 and that it is in a dilapidated condition; and
(ii) people are greatly inconvenienced as a result and that manoeuvring buses inside this bus stop too has become very difficult?
(b) Will he inform this House —
(i) whether steps will be taken in future to renovate this bus stop in future; and
(ii) if so, of the date on which it will be done?
Hon. Ishak Rahuman,— To ask the Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management,—
(a) Is he aware that—
(i) Maminiyawa Lake of Kollankuttigama Grama Niladhari division in Kekirawa Divisional Secretariat division was renovated in the year 2010 under the “Vari Pubudu” project; and
(ii) the farmers have been rendered helpless due to the inundation of paddy fields of about 60 acres?
(b) Will he inform this House of the measures that will be taken to solve aforesaid matter?
(c) If not, why?
Hon. Ishak Rahuman,— To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs,—
(i) the road that runs alongside the Yoda ela that takes water from Kala wewa to Thisawewa belongs to the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment; and
(ii) this road, which is used by residents of 6 villages, is in a very dilapidated condition owing to not repairing it for nearly 30 years?
(b) Will he inform this House—
(i) the reasons for not repairing this road up to now; and
(ii) the date on which this road will be repaired?
Hon. Ishak Rahuman,— To ask the Minister of Education,—
(i) A/ Manarul Ulum Maha Vidyalaya of the G...
(i) A/ Manarul Ulum Maha Vidyalaya of the Gambiriswewa Grama Niladhari Division (No. 309) coming under the Anuradhapura Zonal Education Office is a school that has been included in the “1000 schools project”;
(ii) about 700 students are studying in this school; and
(iii) only a single building has been provided to this school under the aforesaid project and that no other facility has been provided to this school so far?
(i) whether facilities required for this school will be provided at least under the project called “Nearest school is the best school”; and
Hon. Tharaka Balasuriya,— To ask the Minister of Plantation Industries,—
(i) approximate exte...
(i) approximate extent of Palm Oil cultivation in Sri Lanka, district wise;
(ii) government’s policy regarding the propagation of palm oil cultivation in Sri Lanka;
(iii) whether the Ministry identifies a correlation between Palm Oil cultivation and water retention and soil disintegration; and
(iv) if so, what action has been taken so far;
Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara,— To ask the Minister of Education,—
(i) whether he is aware that the Prime Mi...
(i) whether he is aware that the Prime Minister has stated that the students residing in areas affected by recent floods can sit the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination four times;
(ii) whether he admits that the Department of Examination - Sri Lanka has not received any instructions pertaining to it nevertheless; and
(iii) if so, whether he will take action to send such instructions to the Department of Examination - Sri Lanka?
Hon. T. Ranjith De Soyza,— To ask the Minister of Plantation Industries,—
(i) the major rub...
(i) the major rubber cultivating districts of Sri Lanka;
(ii) the total number of hectares under rubber cultivation;
(iii) the annual rubber production in metric tons; and
(iv) separately, the number of kilograms of rubber produced by plantation companies and smallholders?
Hon. Udaya Prabhath Gammanpila,—To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs,—
(a) Will he inform this House of the names of persons t...
(a) Will he inform this House of the names of persons to whom payments were made by the Prime Minister’s Office for drafting the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution and for preparing concept papers and the amount of payment made to each such person separately?
Hon. T. Ranjith De Soyza,— To ask the Minister of Social Empowerment,—
(i) the number of ben...
(i) the number of beneficiaries who get the samurdhi benefit in the country as at today;
(ii) the total amount of money allocated for that from the budget 2017;
(iii) whether an island wide survey was conducted with regard to those beneficiaries;
(iv) if an allowance was given to the officers who participated in this survey, the basis on which it was made;
(v) the objective of this survey; and
(vi) the amount of money spent for that survey?
Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera,— To ask the Minister of Higher Education and Highways,—
(i) of t...
(i) of the number of families whose lands and property would be lost as a result of the development of Wadduwa-Moronthuduwa road of Kalutara District from Wadduwa junction to Moronthuduwa junction;
(ii) of their names, addresses, extent of land dispossessed and the nature of property;
(iii) whether the said lands and property have been by now assessed in order to compensate the said families; and
(iv) if so, of the number of families proposed to be compensated, their names, addresses and the amount of compensation to be paid?
Hon. Thushara Indunil Amarasena,—To ask the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine,—
(i) of the number of Thalassemia patients reported from Kurunegala District from the year 2010 to date ;
(ii) of the Divisional Secretariat divisions from which the said patients have been reported;
(iii) of the hospitals where treatments for Thalassemia patients are available within the North Western Province;
(iv) of the steps that will be taken by the Ministry to extend the Thalassemia treatment facilities to other hospitals as well;
(v) whether an Operation Theatre and a gene bank is located in the Kurunegala District to facilitate the Thalassemia patients; and
(vi) of the steps taken by the Ministry to provide the treatments and medical facilities required by these patients?
(b) If not, why?
Hon. Thushara Indunil Amarasena,—To ask the Minister of Agriculture,—
(i) of the number...
(i) of the number of farmers that received compensation from the Agricultural and Agrarian Insurance Board due to the prevalent drought;
(ii) whether the list of farmers in Kurunegala district who received compensation in the above manner will be submitted separately on the basis of each Divisional Secretariat Division;
(iii) separately of the amount of money paid as compensation to each farmer in the Kurunegala district; and
(iv) of the criteria taken into consideration when granting the aforementioned compensation?
(i) the number of deaths that occurred...
(i) the number of deaths that occurred due to the unsafe use of agro chemicals in cultivations in the district of Kurunegala from 2010 up to now;
(ii) the Divisional Secretariat Divisions from which such deaths have been reported; and
(iii) the steps that will be taken by the Ministry to raise awareness among people about the use of agro chemicals?
Hon. Thushara Indunil Amarasena,—To ask the Minister of Housing and Construction,—
(i) a land called “Rideebend...
(i) a land called “Rideebendi Ella” is situated facing the Kurunegala, Anuradhapura main road; and
(ii) money has been collected by now to construct a housing scheme called “Gaja Muthu Piyasa” on the said land?
(b) Will he inform this House of—
(i) the details in that regard, if approval has been obtained from the Ministry of Housing and Construction and the National Housing Development Authority for the construction of such a housing scheme at the said location; and
(ii) the steps taken by the Ministry, if some unlawful act has taken place, as money has also been collected for the construction of a housing scheme on this land?
Hon. Thushara Indunil Amarasena,—To ask the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government,—
(a) Will he inform this House of—
(i) the names of the current employees of the Road Passenger Transport Authority of North Western Province;
(ii) the names, addresses and educational qualifications of the Board of Directors; and
(iii) the number of Passenger Transport permits issued by the said Authority, separately for each route number?
(i) whether he is aware of the fact that 4 passenger transport permit books of that Authority have been misplaced; and
(ii) if so, what legal action has been taken in that regard?
(c) Will he further inform this House of the steps taken by the Ministry to administer the Road Passenger Transport Authority of North Western Province in line with the good governance policies of the current government, as allegations of being a corrupt institution at present have been leveled against that institution?
(d) If not, why?
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