Hon. Namal Rajapakse,— To ask Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development,—
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) of t...
(i) of the total number of staff serving at the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (F.C.I.D.) set up on 26.02.2015;
(ii) of the positions there that are relevant to the staff grade;
(iii) whether a document containing the names and addresses of the officers appointed to those posts and the total salary paid to each including the allowances and special allowances paid in addition separately will be submitted?
(b) Will he also inform this House—
(i) of the total number of officers who were sent on foreign tours for investigations from 26.02.2015 up to now, the number of countries they have visited, the names of the countries and the amount spent on those visits; and
(ii) whether a document containing the names and addresses of the officers who participated in foreign visits for that, the countries visited and the amount spent on those visits separately will be submitted?
(c) If not, why?
Hon. S. M. Marikkar,— To ask the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government,—
(i) what garbage hill...
(i) what garbage hills have been formed by the disposal of waste by local authorities in addition to the one in Meethotamulla;
(ii) what local authorities they belong to;
(iii) what extents of garbage exist in these garbage hills; and
(iv) whether there are hills of risky status among them?
(i) whether these will be left to grow by dumping waste further;
(ii) if not, whether any course of action has been initiated under the Ministry of Provincial Council and Local Government for it;
(iii) whether there is a move to obtain local and foreign investments for this;
(iv) if so what they are; and
(v) if a course of action has been commenced by now, what its progress is?
Hon. Bimal Rathnayake,— To ask the Minister of Buddhasasana,—
(a) Is he aware that—
(i) there is a process to provide m...
(i) there is a process to provide money to the temples from the Ministry of Buddhasasana and Department of Buddhist Affairs; and
(ii) when providing money, only selected temples are provided with money?
(b) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether such a process of providing money to the temples exists; and
(ii) if so, whether it will be explained?
Hon. (Dr.) Nalinda Jayathissa,—To ask the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation ,—
(a) Will he inform this House —
(i) of the cost incurred in installing the signal system of Matara Beliaththa Railway track;
(ii) of the company that carries out aforesaid project;
(iii) whether tenders were called for aforesaid project;
(iv) if so, separately of the names of the companies and the bids forwarded;
(v) of the source of funding for the aforesaid project; and
(vi) whether Railway Department had forwarded bids in connection with the installation of aforesaid signal system?
(b) If not, why?
Hon. T. Ranjith De Soyza,—To ask the Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development,—
(i) whether officers recruited to the Special Police Reserve in 1996 were absorbed into the regular service in 2006 by the previous government;
(ii) if so, of the number of officers who were thus absorbed into the regular service;
(iii) whether the officers who were thus absorbed into the regular service are entitled to service privileges as appropriate from year 1996 onwards;
(iv) if not, whether he admits that disregarding the 10 years period from the date they were recruited to the date they were attached to the regular service when granting service privileges renders a grave injustice to them?
Hon. T. Ranjith De Soyza,— To ask the Minister of Justice,—
(a) Will she inform this House—
(i) of the number of incidents...
(i) of the number of incidents that are categorized as crimes in Sri Lanka generally on an annual basis;
(ii) of the percentage of suspects convicted through court procedures in criminal cases;
(iii) whether this percentage is comparatively higher than the conviction rates of the other countries in Asia; and
(iv) if so, of the steps proposed by the government in this regard?
Hon. S. M. Marikkar,— To ask the Minister of Higher Education and Highways,—
(i) of the reason why the Marine Driv...
(i) of the reason why the Marine Drive ends at the boundary between Dehiwala and Wellawatta;
(ii) whether there is a plan to extend the above road up to Moratuwa;
(iii) if so, whether a part of the sports grounds of the St. Thomas College, Mt. Lavinia will be taken over;
(iv) if so, of the extent of land thus taken over; and
(v) of the date on which the taking over will take place?
Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera,— To ask the Minister of Home Affairs,—
(i) of the number of Gram...
(i) of the number of Grama Niladari Divisions available in Sri Lanka as at 31.03.2017;
(ii) separately of the aforesaid number as per each province, district and divisional secretariat division;
(iii) of the number of Grama Niladaris deployed in service as at 31.03.2017;
(iv) separately of the aforesaid number as per each province, district and divisional secretariat division?
(i) of the number of vacant GN positions as at 31.03.2017;
(iii) whether a competitive examination has been held to recruit Grama Niladaris to fill the aforesaid vacancies;
(iv) if so, of the year in which the particular examination was held and the number of applicants who sat for the examination;
(v) whether an interview has been conducted for those who obtained the highest marks at the examination;
(vi) if so, of the number of applicants who appeared for the interview;
(vii) of the number of applicants who got qualified for the GN appointments; and
(viii) of their names and addresses?
Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera,— To ask the Minister of Foreign Employment,-
(a) Will she inform this House —
(i) of the number of tr...
(i) of the number of trained and untrained Sri Lankans employed abroad as at 31.03.2017 on the basis of their country of employment, gender and on the classification of professions separately; and
(ii) the number of those trained and untrained employees in relation to each district and ethnicities such as Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and others separately?
Hon. M.H.M. Salman,—To ask the Minister of Education,—
(i) of the number of Tamil medium Muslim schools in ...
(i) of the number of Tamil medium Muslim schools in the Killinochchi District in the Northern Province that were functioning under the line ministry and the provincial council on or around 31.12.1990;
(ii) of the names of the aforesaid schools and the locations where they were situated;
(iii) the names of the education zones and the divisional secretariat divisions to which the aforesaid schools belong; and
(iv) whether the numbers and the dates of the Gazette Notifications by which each of those schools were declared as government schools will be tabled?
(i) of the number of Tamil mediu...
(i) of the number of Tamil medium Muslim schools in the Mannar District in the Northern Province that were functioning under the line ministry and the provincial council on or around 31.12.1990;
Hon.Vijitha Herath,— To ask the Minister of Public Administration and Management,—
(i) whether promotions have been given contravening the approval of the Public Services Commission with relevance to the promotion of officers to the special grade as per the Sri Lanka Accountant’s Service Minutes published by Gazette Extraordinary No.1670/33 dated 10.09.2010;
(ii) whether a request has been made by the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance regarding the provision of special grade promotions to officers without post graduate qualifications;
(iii) if so, of the aforesaid period;
(iv) whether the Public Services Commission has granted the approval required;
(v) whether 82 officers have been called for the said interview;
(vi) whether a register including the names of officers who belonged to the particular period approved by the Public Services Commission, and another including the names of those who do not belong to the particular period, will be submitted;
(vii) whether these officers have been promoted to the special grade;
(viii) if so, of the effective date of the said promotions;
(ix) of the officers who should be held responsible if promotions have been given contravening the regulations stipulated by the Public Services Commission;
(x) of the steps that will be taken regarding these officers;
(xi) of the steps that will be taken on behalf of the officers who were subjected to injustice due to not been promoted?
Hon.Vijitha Herath,— To ask the Minister of Housing and Construction,—
(i) of the legal ...
(i) of the legal situation regarding the ownership of the “ Savusiripaya” building which is under the Ministry of Housing and Construction;
(ii) whether the Construction Industry Development Authority is compelled to leave the “Sausiripaya” building;
(iii) if so, of the measures taken in that regard; and
(iv) whether there is a plan to transfer the “ Sausiripaya” Building to some other Ministry?
Hon. Indika Anuruddha Herath,— To ask the Minister of Home Affairs,—
(i) of the measures that have been tak...
(i) of the measures that have been taken at present to fill the existing vacancies for volunteer Grama Niladharis;
(ii) whether the government has made some arrangements in regard to the retired Grama Niladharis;
(iii) whether Grama Niladharis who work on Divisional Secretariat Division basis can be transferred (whether divisions assigned to them can be changed); and
(iv) of the number of years for which a Grama Niladhari can serve in a particular division?
Hon. M.H.M. Salman,— To ask the Minister of Education,—
(i) the primary section of the Kakunagolla Muslim Cent...
(i) the primary section of the Kakunagolla Muslim Central College in the Giriulla Educational Zone in Kurunegala District was removed under the programme of developing 1000 secondary schools;
(ii) the grade one classes of the aforesaid catchment area are conducted in a temporary building in the land which belongs to the Jumma mosque in Kekeunagolla from the year 2015;
(iii) any of the human and physical resources including a sufficient number of teachers, class room facilities, furniture, a children’s park, a protective fence and toilet facilities have not been provided to the aforesaid school in which more than 200 students learn in several parallel classes in the primary section?
(b) Will he state whether the aforesaid requirements will be fulfilled without delay for the benefit of all the students that study in the aforesaid school?
Hon. Bimal Rathnayake,— To ask the Minister of Higher Education and Highways,—
(i) of the names of the educ...
(i) of the names of the education institutes in which students receiving the Mahapola Scholarship are studying;
(ii) whether payment of the Mahapola Scholarship gets delayed by three months after students are admitted to 1st year of certain universities; and
(iii) if so, of the reasons for the aforesaid situation?
Hon. Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana,— To ask the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development,—
(i) a project of dredging Batticaloa lagoon closer to the sand Bar had taken place in 1980; and
(ii) this project was stopped half-way due to terrorist activities?
(b) Is he also aware that the outcome of this project will have the following benefits—
(i) there will not be annual closing of the mouth that connects the sea and lagoon;
(ii) lagoon fishermen will have the fishing benefits throughout the year;
(iii) deep sea fishing boats and trawlers will have easy access to lagoon for anchoring;
(iv) paddy fields will not be damaged during floods as the flood water will be quickly drawn to the sea; and
(v) flood water will easily be drawn to the sea minimizing flood relief efforts to be undertaken by the government?
(c) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether action will be taken to re-commence this project; and
(ii) if so, when?
(d) If not, why?
Hon. Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana,— To ask the Minister of Education,—
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) the number ...
(i) the number of Muslim schools under each Educational zones in the Northern and Eastern provinces;
(ii) names of Assistant Directors of Education (Islam) of above zones who supervise teaching of Islam, Islamic Studies and Arabic;
(iii) names of Education zones which do not have ADE (Islam);
(iv) supervisors assigned to supervise the teaching of above subjects in these zones;
(b) Is he aware that—
(i) only two vacancies for Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service (Special cadre-Islam) were depicted in the gazette notification;
(ii) religious education is compulsory in the Curriculum;
(iii) non-supervision of Islam will have an adverse effect on the religious education of Muslim students;
(c) Will he also inform this House—
(i) whether action will be taken to increase the cadre of SLEAS (Special grade - Islam); and
(ii) if not, whether action will be taken to appoint ADE (Islam) on acting basis?
(iii) if so, when?
(i) a question was raised on 0...
(i) a question was raised on 02.12.2016 regarding 41 teacher trainees posted to Vanni district from Teachers Colleges without conducting the final examination;
(ii) the State Minister in his reply assured to take necessary action and give a reply again, but the issue has not been rectified yet;
(iii) these teachers could not sit for the final examination due to not conducting the final examination by the Ministry immediately after the training; and
(iv) it will be a violation of the fundamental rights of these teachers by giving them a separate effective date for their appointments, who sat for the final examination with their junior batch?
(b) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether same effective date be given for appointments of those 41 teachers; and
(ii) whether it is wrong to use the terminology “Teacher Trainee” while undergoing training in the teachers’ colleges prior to become trained teachers?
Hon. Kanaka Herath,— To ask the Minister of Plantation Industries,—
(a) Will he inform this House of —
(i) the extent of land in Sri Lanka ...
(i) the extent of land in Sri Lanka brought under coconut cultivation;
(ii) the extent of coconut land granted approval for fragmentation;
(iii) the extent of coconut lands fragmented;
from 2014 to 2016, separately with respect to each year and district?
(i) whether he admits that the extent of lands cultivated with coconut will decrease and a shortage of coconuts required for domestic consumption could occur as a result of fragmentation of coconut lands;
(ii) if so, of the method expected to be adopted as a remedy?
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