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Oral Questions - 24th March 2011

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Ministry – Ports & Highways Questioned by – Hon. Ravi Karunanayake Question

date – 24-03-2011 Answers for the Parliamentary Question No.0384/’10

(a) A feasibility study is undertaken to reclaim a land of 300 – 400 acres in the open sea between Galle Face to Kollupitiya.

(b)

(i)  By a team of professional comprising of University of Moratuwa and Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

(ii)The approximate project cost is estimated as US $ 300 Million.

(iii)Environment Impact Assessment study for the project is undertaken.

(iv)  Local consultants       -    Sri Lanka experts comprising of University of Moratuwa

(v)

01 The new Port City will be planned and develop as a modern planned city to establish economic centre of Colombo City addressing constraints related to the haphazard development of buildings and road network in the existing Colombo City.

02 New Port City will enhance the investment opportunities in phase with the Colombo Port Expansion Project and enable us to reach mega economic targets.

(vi)                 The project cost could be recovered in 3 – 5 years and we are not in a position to declare the payback period since the funding source is not yet finalized.  (c)                 Does not arise.

Oral Questions - 22nd March 2011

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Ministry of Health

Questions in Parliament for Oral Answers

Question No: 0578/10 – March 22, 2011

Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, MP to ask from the Hon. Minister of Health

In the year 2009 – 899    year 2010  -  912
In the year 2009 – 133    year 2010  -    83
Yes. Such an assignment has been done by a court judgement
University Grant Commission


About to 1,200. To reimburse the amount retired and to deploy in new units added.
Please see the annexure 01
Please see the annexure 02
Yes
To those Medical Officers confirmed in the service


On private and common  -  06 months maximum

On foreign employment  -  05 years maximum in terms of 16 XII of the Establishment Code        

Does not arise

Dr. P. G. Mahipala
Actg. Secretary,
Minister of Health

Annexure 01

The initial salary payable to a Medical Officer is as follows

Grade
Initial salary and allowances (Rs.)
Preliminary Grade
26,160/-  + allowances
Grade II
28,095/-  + allowances
Deputy Medical Administrative Grade
30,175/-  + allowances
Grade I
34,345/- + allowances
Senior Medical Administrative Grade
36,755/-  + allowances
Specialists’ Grade
42,390/-  + allowances



Rs.10,000/- as allowance for COL, off duty, on call, transport and attendance and Rs.6,000/- for administration are paid within the allowance.

Annexure 02

1/20 payment of the initial salary as service on Sundays, Public Holidays, and pensionable allowance
Overtime – as 04 hours maximum for a day and 120 hours for a month.


Preliminary Grade        Rs.210/- per hour

Grade II            Rs.280/- per hour

Grade I            Rs.300/- per hour

Specialists’ Grade        Rs.350/- per hour

Official Quarters (when available with in the institution)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 July 2011 08:07

Oral Questions - 22nd December 2010

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Ministry of Defence

Seventh Parliament 1st Session, Order Book No. 2(4).]

22nd December 2010


Question for oral answers – 18th January 2011 – 0379/’10

Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, - To ask the Prime Minister and Minister of  Buddh Sasana and Religious Affairs.

Will he inform this House-
the number of MSD or Police personnel allowed to the Members of Parliament and Provincial Council Members separately as of today;


as to whom else MSD is deployed; and


number of personnel so allowed?



Will he table a list of MSD personnel deploy other than for MPP and Members of Provincial Councils as of today?



Will he state-
the names of the defeated candidates and MPP who are still receiving MSD or Police protection as of today;



number of personnel deployed to them and where they are from; and


the criteria adopted for such deployment?



Will he also inform the number of MSD or JSD or Police personnel allowed to the judges of Supreme Court, High Court and Court of Appeal?



If not, why?


Answers

Number of Police personnel provided for Hon. Parliament Members and very important persons decided to be provided with security lawfully, Will be decided according to the nature of the threats, aimed over them by external movements.  You are kindly informed that disclosure of number of Police personnel assigned to each of them cannot be possible, since such disclosure might be a threat to confirm their security.



Approved.

Oral Questions - Tuesday 16th November 2009

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QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

To be raised by the Hon. Ravi Karunanayake when
Parliament meets on Tuesday 16th November 2009




1. 0015/’09
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, – To ask the Minister of Irrigation and Water Management and Minister of Ports and Aviation, –

a) Will he inform this House –

(i) the number of Air Crafts leased out, bought or hired for Mihin Air from the inception to-date;

(ii) the amount being paid or amount paid, per month basis;

(iii) the load factor required to break even;

(iv) the load factor from the origin of the airline per month basis; and

(v) the total cargo lift capacity and data capacity lifted to-date per month basis?


b) Will he state –

(i) the total outstanding as of today with age analysis for fuel, airport aviation office space and warehouse space, taxes, aircraft dues, bank loans and any other obligation of significance;

(ii) the total staff recruited along with the total remittance payable per month basis with perks included for all staff drawing over Rs. 200,000/- in total per month; and

(iii) the additional cost that they pay for Aircraft Crew Maintenance Insurance (ACMI) even though the agreements cover the same?


c) If not, why?




2. 0690/’09
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, – To ask the Minister of Transport, –

a) Will he inform this House –

(i) the profit / loss of Sri Lanka Central Transport Board (SLCTB) for the last 05 years to-date on per year basis; and

(ii) the number of staff members working on permanent and casual basis for the last 05 years?


b) Will he state for the last 05 years, per year basis –

(i) the date that the bus fares were increased; and

(ii) the revenue and cost?


c) Will he also state the total debt for SLCTB from 2002 to 2008 and as at to-date in the year 2009?


d) If not, why?

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 February 2010 09:38

Oral Questions - Friday 6th November 2009

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QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

To be raised by the Hon. Ravi Karunanayake when
Parliament meets on Friday 6th November 2009



1.    0895/’09
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, – To ask the Minister of Export Development and International Trade, –

a)    Will he inform this House –

(i)    the amount of money allocated in the Budget of 2007, 2008, 2009 and for capitol and recurrent expenditure;

(ii)    the amount really allocated for capital and recurrent expenditure for the years 2007, 2008 & 2009; and

(iii)    how the Ministry managed such a reduction without affecting the efficiency of the Ministry?


b)    Will he state the amount of money spent on separately for all the Ministers in the Ministry for transport, foreign travel, hotels (local & foreign), security and assistants etc. along with the other major costs that was spent on per year basis for 2007, 2008, 2009


c)    If not why?




2.    0897/’09
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake – To ask the Minister of Finance and Planning, –

a)    Will he inform this House –

(i)    all the names of the Projects that the government of China or Chinese companies handling in Sri Lanka, from 1st  January, 2006 to date;

(ii)    whether it is under the loan, grant or joint Venture; and

(iii)    the financing sources and all the related cost for (i) above?


b)    Will he state –

(i)    the items or Equipment brought form China on the government assisted basis such as Locomotives, Plants, Computers, Vehicles; and

(ii)    the cost and financing methods agreed?


c)    If not why?


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 February 2010 09:39

Oral Questions - Thurday 5th November 2009

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QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

To be raised by the Hon. Ravi Karunanayake when
Parliament meets on Tuesday 5th November 2009



1.    0842/09
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, – To ask the Minister of Industrial Development, –

a)    Will he inform this House—

(i)    the date that the Mattegoda, Veyangoda and Pugoda Textile Mills started;

(ii)    whether they are running as of now;

(iii)    if so, the number of people employed in each Textile Mill; and

(iv)    whether they are owned by the Government or Private entity?



b)    If not why?




2.    0894/09
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, – To ask the Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, –

a)    Will he inform this House with regard to Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment –

(i)    the revenue and total cost annually from 2005 to 2009; and

Answer:

Annual income and total expenditure of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment from the year 2005 to the year 2009 is given below –

Year – 2005
Annual Income – Rs. 971,867,251
Total Cost – Rs. 875,402,859

Year – 2006
Annual Income – Rs. 1,013,089,850
Total Cost – 931,165,508

Year – 2007
Annual Income – Rs. 1,350,296,912
Total Cost – 1,121,060,442

Year – 2008
Annual Income – 1,804,466,898
Total Cost – 1,293,949,349

Year – Up to 30th September 2009 (Before Audit)
Annual Income – 1,313,591,492
Total Cost – 951,581,215

Year – 2005 to 30th September 2009
Total Annual Income – Rs. 6,453,312,403
Total Cost – 5,173,159,373


(ii)    the allocation from the Government, per year basis?

Answer:

Statutory taxes due from the Bureau to the government including income tax, value added tax, Nation Building tax, Economic Service Charges are paid and an annual allocation of funds to the government is not done.



b)    Will he state –

(i)    the names of the Directors that managed the entity;

Answer:

Name of Director – Mr. K.K.D. Ranawaka
Designation – Chairman
Address:
Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment
No. 234, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Koswatta, Battaramulla.

Name of Director – Mr. Bhathiya Sumitrarachchi
Designation – Working Director
Address –
Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment
No. 234, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Koswatta, Battaramulla

Name of Director – Ms. Darshana Senanayake
Designation – Director
Address –
Department of Foreign Resources
Ministry of Finance and Planning
Colombo 1.

Name of Director – Mr. A. Dissanayake
Designation – Director
Address –
Secretary
Ministry of Child Development & Women’s Empowerment
No. 177, Nawala Road, Narahenpita.

Name of Director – Mr. V. Ravinthiran
Designation – Director
Address –
Director General (Consular Section)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo 1.

Name of Director – Al Haj M.A. Kadar M. Naina
Designation – Director
Address –
Managing Director
M.S.L. Aman Trading Agency Company,
No. 257, 3rd Floor, Wales Street, Colombo 12.

Name of Director – Mr. K.K.E. Weerasingha
Designation – Director
Address –
Managing Director
Upcountry Manpower Agency (Pvt) Company
No. 11/15, Sri Amarawansha Mawatha, Dangolla Road, Kandy.


(ii)    if there was a surplus, what was done with it;

Answer:

Bureau does not receive government funds and available temporary surplus funds are invested in government securities. The interest received for these investments are utilized for protection and welfare of migrant workers and covering the expenditure locally and in foreign countries in maintenance of the Bureau.


(iii)    if there was a deficit, how was the deficit met and financed; and

Answer:

There was no deficit of funds in the Bureau.


(iv)    the total cost separately for the Chairman, General Manager and Executive Directors, per year basis?

Answer:

Annexure 1

Details of Salary and Annual Bonus paid to the Chairman and the General Manage of the Bureau

Year – 2005

Name – Mr. K. Hettiarachchi
Designation – Chairman
Period – January to February
Total Payments – Allowance/Salary – Rs. 70,000/-
Bonus Payments (before P.A.Y.E. Tax Deductions) – Rs. 10,740/-
Payments for Unutilised Medical – Nil
Total Payment for the year – Rs. 80,740/-

Name – Prop. P.V.B. Karunathilaka
Designation – Chairman
Period – June to November
Total Payments – Allowance/Salary – Rs. 410,000/-
Bonus Payments (before P.A.Y.E. Tax Deductions) – Rs. 125,753/-
Payments for Unutilised Medical – Nil
Total Payment for the year – Rs. 535,753/-

Name – Mr. Jagath Wallawaththa
Designation – Chairman
Period – December
Total Payments – Allowance/Salary – Rs. 65,000/-
Bonus Payments (before P.A.Y.E. Tax Deductions) – Rs. 15,945/-
Payments for Unutilised Medical – Nil
Total Payment for the year – Rs. 80,945/-

Name – Mrs. T.M.L.C. Senarathna
Designation – General Manager
Period – January to December
Total Payments – Allowance/Salary – Rs. 430,440/-
Bonus Payments (before P.A.Y.E. Tax Deductions) – Rs. 81,357/-
Payments for Unutilised Medical – Nil
Total Payment for the year – Rs. 511,797/-


Year – 2006

Name – Mr. Jagath Wallawaththa
Designation – Chairman
Period – January to December
Total Payments – Allowance/Salary – Rs. 780,000/-
Bonus Payments (before P.A.Y.E. Tax Deductions) – Rs. 140,000/-
Payments for Unutilised Medical – Nil
Total Payment for the year – Rs. 920,000/-

Name – Mr. H. Batagoda
Designation – General Manager
Period – February to December
Total Payments – Allowance/Salary – Rs. 605,631/-
Bonus Payments (before P.A.Y.E. Tax Deductions) – Rs. 112,567/-
Payments for Unutilised Medical – 14,523/-
Total Payment for the year – Rs. 732,721/-


Year – 2007

Name – Mr. Jagath Wallawaththa
Designation – Chairman
Period – January to December
Total Payments – Allowance/Salary – Rs. 195,000/-
Bonus Payments (before P.A.Y.E. Tax Deductions) – Rs. 27,781/-
Payments for Unutilised Medical – Nil
Total Payment for the year – Rs. 222,781/-

Name – Mr. K. Ranawaka
Designation – Chairman
Period – May to December
Total Payments – Allowance/Salary – Rs. 480,000/-
Bonus Payments (before P.A.Y.E. Tax Deductions) – Rs. 62,740/-
Payments for Unutilised Medical – Nil
Total Payment for the year – Rs. 542,740/-

Name – Mr. H. Batagoda
Designation – General Manager
Period – January to December
Total Payments – Allowance/Salary – Rs. 735,231/-
Bonus Payments (before P.A.Y.E. Tax Deductions) – Rs. 138,413/-
Payments for Unutilised Medical – 26,141/-
Total Payment for the year – Rs. 917,785/-


Year – 2008

Name – Mr. K. Ranawaka
Designation – Chairman
Period – January to December
Total Payments – Allowance/Salary – Rs. 720,000/-
Bonus Payments (before P.A.Y.E. Tax Deductions) – Rs. 130,000/-
Payments for Unutilised Medical – Nil
Total Payment for the year – Rs. 850,000/-

Name – Mr. H. Batagoda
Designation – General Manager
Period – January to December
Total Payments – Allowance/Salary – Rs. 785,071/-
Bonus Payments (before P.A.Y.E. Tax Deductions) – Rs. 142,112/-
Payments for Unutilised Medical – 23,588/-
Total Payment for the year – Rs. 950,771/-


Year – 2009

Name – Mr. K. Ranawaka
Designation – Chairman
Period – January to December
Total Payments – Allowance/Salary – Rs. 540,000/-
Bonus Payments (before P.A.Y.E. Tax Deductions) – Rs. 5,000/-
Payments for Unutilised Medical – Nil
Total Payment for the year – Rs. 545,000/-

Name – Mr. H. Batagoda
Designation – General Manager
Period – January to December
Total Payments – Allowance/Salary – Rs. 581,349/-
Bonus Payments (before P.A.Y.E. Tax Deductions) – Rs. 5,000/-
Payments for Unutilised Medical – 29,485/-
Total Payment for the year – Rs. 615,834/-



c)    If not why?

Answer:

Does not arise.

Oral Questions - Wednesday 4th November 2009

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QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

To be raised by the Hon. Ravi Karunanayake when
Parliament meets on Wednesday 4th November 2009



1.    0294/’09
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, – To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs, –

a)    Is he aware that every country had to make a claim for its sea bed rights before the 15th of May, 2009?

Answer:

Yes


b)    Will he inform this House whether the Ministry has done so?

Answer:

Yes.


c)    If so, will he table the request made to the relevant International Body?

Answer:

Yes. Tabled the “Continental Shelf Submission of Sri Lanka”


d)    Will he further state –

(i)    the new territory claimed in square kilometers; and

Answer:

The area claimed under the Legal Continental Shelf Submission is approximately around 25 times of the size of Sri Lanka’s land mass (1,725,800 sq. kms. of the seabed area). However, precise outer-limit will be determined on the basis of the technical and scientific data provided in Sri Lanka’s submission by the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.

(ii)    the date that it would get officially ratified by the United Nations or the relevant World Body?

Answer:

According to the report of the 19th State Parties meeting held in New York from 22-26 June 2009, Sri Lanka’s submission is likely to be taken for consideration by the Commission for the Limits of the Continental Shelf around 2025. Many State Parties including Sri Lanka have expressed dissatisfaction at the long delay in the scheduling of hearings of the Commission. As this issue includes financial implications, a working group is being constituted by the UN to address this. Sri Lanka will actively participate at the meetings of the State Parties Working Group, with a view to having the proceedings expedited.


e)    If not, why?

Answer:

Does not arise.




2.    0534/’09
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake,—To ask the Minister of Education, –

a)    Will he inform this House –

(i)    the number of schools that are operative at Provincial level and National level as at;
01st July 2009
01st July 2002
01st July 1995; and

Answer:

July 1st 2009
National Schools – 333
Provincial Schools – 9,329

July 1st 2002
National Schools – 323
Provincial Schools – 9,506

July 1st 1995
National Schools – 184
Provincial Schools – 10,085


(ii)    the number of teachers as at today along with the amount ofsalaries separately as Provincial level and National level?

Answer:

Western (National Schools)
No. of Teachers – 7,857
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 2,131,347,768.00

Western (Provincial Schools)
No. of Teachers – 33,490
Amount for Salaries – Rs, 8,808,199,596.00

Central (National Schools)
No. of Teachers – 4,245
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 1,131,086,676.00

Central (Provincial Schools)
No. of Teachers – 33,490
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 6,852,547,656.00

Southern (National Schools)
No. of Teachers – 6,289
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 1,675,638,360.00

Southern (Provincial Schools)
No. of Teachers – 23,328
Amount for Salaries – 5,913,998,076.00

Northern (National Schools)
No. of Teachers – 965
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 2240,801,912.00

Northern (Provincial Schools)
No. of Teachers – 11,272
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 2,913,487,716.00

Eastern (National Schools)
No. of Teachers – 2,084
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 540,000,252.00

Eastern (Provincial Schools)
No. of Teachers – 15,491
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 3,770,029,644.00

North Western (National Schools)
No. of Teachers – 3,545
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 951,682,356.00

North Western (Provincial Schools)
No. of Teachers – 23,478
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 6,140,572,824.00

North Central (National Schools)
No. of Teachers – 1,025
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 257,892,480.00

North Central (Provincial Schools)
No. of Teachers – 13,094
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 2,944,136,952.00

Uva (National Schools)
No. of Teachers – 2,615
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 702,683,436.00

Uva (Provincial Schools)
No. of Teachers – 14,744
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 3,420,456,672.00

Sabaragamuwa (National Schools)
No. of Teachers – 3,005
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 806,387,892.00

Sabaragamuwa (Provincial Schools)
No. of Teachers – 18,886
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 4,707,716,268.00

Sri Lanka (National Schools)
No. of Teachers – 31,629
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 8,437,521,132.00

Sri Lanka (Provincial Schools)
No. of Teachers – 191,054
Amount for Salaries – Rs. 45,471,145,404.00


b)    Will he state the student to teacher ratio?

Answer:

1 : 18


c)    Will he also state the number of children admit to Grade 1 classes annually for the last 5 years?

Answer:

Year – 2004
No. of Students admitted to Grade I – 303,269

Year – 2005
No. of Students admitted to Grade 1 – 319,078

Year – 2006
No. of Students admitted to Grade 1 – 322,431

Year – 2007
No. of Students admitted to Grade 1 – 332,200

Year – 2008
No. of Students admitted to Grade 1 – 326,447


d)    If not, why?

Answer:

No relevant.

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