Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara,—To ask the Minister of Megapolis and Western Development ,—
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) of the number of families evacuated from Meethotamulla, owing to the collapse of the garbage dump;
(ii) separately of the amount of compensation that was paid to the aforesaid families;
(iii) of the current value of the land from which the families have been evacuated; and
(iv) as to whom these lands belong at present?
(b) If not, why?
Hon. (Mrs.) Rohini Kumari Wijerathna,—To ask the Minister of Sports,—
(i) of the date on which Dambulla Inte...
(i) of the date on which Dambulla International Cricket Stadium was opened;
(ii) of the total amount of money that was spent on the construction of the aforesaid stadium;
(iii) of the sources of funding for the aforesaid construction;
(iv) of the number of test matches, one-day matches and 20-20 matches that have been played at the aforesaid stadium from the date it was opened to date;
(v) of the income earned through those matches;
(vi) of the number of employees employed at the aforesaid stadium, and out of those employees, separately of the number of those who have been employed right under Sri Lanka Cricket and the number of those who belong to the District Cricket Association; and
(vii) of the steps that will be taken to absorb all those employees to Sri Lanka Cricket?
Hon. (Mrs.) Rohini Kumari Wijerathna,—To ask the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government,—
(a) Is he aware that—
(i) whether a...
(i) whether a forest reserve is located in Digampathana, Dambulla;
(ii) the local government institutions of the area dump garbage in aforesaid place;
(iii) the wild elephants of the area, constantly roam in aforesaid locale by reason of garbage dumping; and
(iv) aforesaid elephants storm into neighboring villages when no food is found in aforementioned site?
(b) Will he inform this House, as to what measures would be taken by the Ministry to prevent dumping of garbage in aforesaid site in support of the safety of both the human and the Elephants ?
(c) If not, why?
(a) Will he inform this House—
(i) of the number of irrigation systems located in Matale district of the Central Provincial Council;
(ii) of the names of aforesaid irrigation systems;
(iii) separately, of the number of families benefitted from each aforesaid irrigation systems;
(iv) separately, of the number of acres of lands cultivated with the help of each irrigation system; and
(v) of the amount of money allocated by the Central Provincial Council for the development of irrigation systems of Matale district, from year 2010 to date?
Hon. (Mrs.) Rohini Kumari Wijerathna,—To ask the Minister of Primary Industries,—
(a) Is he aware that —
(i) there is a village called Upper Liggala in the Galewela area;
(ii) majority of the residents of the said village make a living by engaging in brick making; and
(iii) people living in the aforesaid village are now facing grave difficulties when engaging in the said industry due to the severe drought prevalent at present, increase in the prices of raw material and the increase in the cost of transportation?
(b) If so, will he inform this House of the steps that will be taken by the Ministry to resolve the issues faced by people living in the said village?
Hon. (Mrs.) Rohini Kumari Wijerathna,—To ask the Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports,—
Hon. (Dr.) Nalinda Jayathissa,—To ask the Minister of Justice & Prison Reforms,—
(a) Will she inform this House—
(i) of the number of prisoners released on special presidential pardon during the period 2006-2015, each year separately;
(ii) whether the list of their names and the charges that led to the imprisonment be presented; and
(iii) of those pardoned, the number of prisoners convicted of murder, rape and child abuse separately?
Hon. (Dr.) Nalinda Jayathissa,—To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs,—
(a) Will he inform this House—<...
(i) whether an internal inquiry was conducted by the Navy against Naval Lieutenant Y.K. Rajapakse (NRX 2431);
(ii) if so, when;
(iii) of the allegations against him;
(iv) whether he was dismissed from the Navy owing to those allegations or whether his service was suspended; and
(v) the date on which he was expelled or his service terminated?
Hon. (Dr.) Nalinda Jayathissa,—To ask the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine,—
(i) of the number of Nutritionist attached to the government hospitals at present;
(ii) the number of vacancies available in that field ; and
(iii) as to why arrangements are not made to recruit the graduates who have completed the four year degree of Food Science and Nutrition that has been recognized by the Medical Council of Sri Lanka and the Medical College Council of Sri Lanka to this post?
Hon. (Dr.) Nalinda Jayathissa,—To ask the Minister of Plantation Industries,—
(a) Will he inform this House —
(i) of the number of regional offices belonging to the Sri Lanka Tea Board;
(ii) of the locations in which the above mentioned offices are situated;
(iii) of the qualifications possessed by the Assistant Tea Commissioners who have been appointed to the said offices at present;
(iv) whether the said officers have fulfilled the qualifications required to the said post; and
(v) of the reason for a permanent Assistant Tea Commissioner is not appointed to the Regional Office located in the Kalutara District?
(a) Will he inform this House —
(i) of the names of the naval officers who were ...
(i) of the names of the naval officers who were selected and sent for the training in Britannia Royal Naval College of Dartmouth by Sri Lanka Navy;
(ii) separately, of the period of service of each officer in navy and of the post held when the service was terminated;
(iii) whether aforesaid training opportunities are still provided for the officers of Sri Lanka Navy;
(iv) if not, the reasons?
(b) If not, why?
Hon. Heshan Withanage,— To ask the Minister of Education,—
(i) whether he is aware ...
(i) whether he is aware that there is a school named Dela Tamil Maha Vidyalaya in the Nivithigala education zone in the Ratnapura district;
(ii) the number of students studying in it at present;
(iii) whether he is aware that there is a severe shortage of teachers in that school at present; and
(iv) of the steps the Ministry intends to take to address that shortage of teachers?
Hon. Ashoka Priyantha,— To ask the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine,—
(i) a special fund was esta...
(i) a special fund was established in year 2009 with the objective of eradicating Thalassemia from the North Western Province by year 2020; and
(ii) although a Special Investigation Committee was appointed to look into the misuse of more than 10 million rupees of that fund, its report is yet to be published?
(b) if so, will he inform this House, the measures that will be taken by the Ministry against the relevant persons after publishing the investigation report?
(c) If not, why?
Hon. Ashoka Priyantha,— To ask the Minister of Education,—
(i) of the number of Tamil medium schools in Putta...
(i) of the number of Tamil medium schools in Puttalam district;
(ii) the names of those schools;
(iii) of the number of teachers serving in each school at present;
(iv) whether it is admitted that there is severe shortage of teachers in Tamil medium schools in Puttalam district; and
(v) if so, the measures that will be taken by the ministry to minimize the teacher shortage ?
Hon. Ashoka Priyantha,— To ask the Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports,—
(i) of the date each local government institution in Puttalam district in North Western Province was dissolved, separately;
(ii) whether employees have been recruited, to continue the services of the local government bodies after they were dissolved;
(iii) if so, the names and addresses of those persons as well as the positions they were recruited for; and
(iv) whether it has been carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Establishment Code and the Financial Regulations?
Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera,— To ask the Minister of Higher Education and Highways,—
(i) of t...
(i) of the dates on which the project for the expansion and development of Wadduwa-Moronthuduwa road from Wadduwa junction to Moronthuduwa Junction is proposed to be commenced and completed;
(ii) of the total area of the said road and the width of the extent which has been tarred;
(iii) of the width of the extent which is expected to be carpeted and the total width of the road after completing the development; and
(iv) of the number of bridges and culverts that are developed?
(b) Will he also inform this House—
(i) of the total estimate for the said road project ;
(ii) of the amount that has been allocated as compensation for lands and property, out of the above estimate;
(iii) of the amount of money allocated for the construction purpose; and
(iv) as to who has undertaken the construction activity?
Hon. Jayantha Samaraweera,— To ask the Minister of Disaster Management,—
(a) Will he state—
(i) number of business entitie...
(i) number of business entities in Kalutara district that suffered total, partial and minor damages from the floods and landslides occurred on 27th May 2017;
(ii) the number of such business enterprises in each Divisional Secretariat Divisions separately;
(iii) the number of such business entities categorized as small and medium scale business enterprises and self-employment separately; and
(iv) the number of business entities categorized as livestock control, technical, trade and other ventures separately;
(b) Will he also state —
(i) the names of the owners of the business entities damaged from floods and landslides, addresses, estimated damage, the Grama Niladhari Divisions and the Divisional Secretariat Divisions where those are located, separately;
(ii) whether the government has provided compensation to the damaged business entities in Kalutara district;
(iii) if so, the names of the businessmen who received compensation, addresses, business entities and the compensation provided, separately; and
(iv) the number of business entities in Kalutara district that have been provided compensation and the total amount of compensation?
(c) If not, why ?
(i) the road from Polegoda to Ihala Welgama in the Bulathsinhala Divisional Secretariat Division is impassable due to the landslide that occurred in the area named 1st Mile Post, as a result of the floods and landslides experienced on 27.05.2017;
(ii) around 10,000 to 15,000 people who used this road in the areas of Omaththa settlement, Omaththa colony, Gampalakanda, Wavulakanda, Muduna, Bategalla, Thenhena, Samagipura, Ihala Welgama, Gallanamulla, Henyaya and Atahawulhena situated in the Grama Niladhari divisions of number 819G Muduna, 819H Gamage Watta, 824 Thennahena and 825 Ihala Welgama, are facing severe hardships; and
(iii) measures are yet to be taken to renovate this road?
(b) Will he inform this House —
(i) whether expeditious measures will be taken to renovate the aforesaid road which is impassable due to the damages; and
(ii) if so, the period of time the renovation will begin and when it is scheduled to be completed?
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