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Oral Questions - Thursday 09th July 2009

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To be raised by the Hon. Ravi Karunanayake when
Parliament meets on Thursday 9th July 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.    0017/’09
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, — To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs, —

(a)    Will he inform this House —

(i)    the number of Embassies we have got throughout the world

(ii)    the names of the Ambassadors along with their professional and career experience; and

(iii)    whether each of them is a career diplomat or a political appointee separately?

(b)    Will he state —

(i)    the number of staff members in each Embassy;

(ii)    their names separately, along with the salaries and all other emoluments being paid to them; and

(iii)    the total cost of running each Embassy separately, for the last four years?

(c)    Will he also state —

(i)    the number of Sri Lanka friendship organizations, societies, caucuses or special interest groups which have been formed overseas; and

(ii)    the countries they have been formed in?

(d)    If not, why

3.    0071/’09
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake,— To ask the Prime Minister, Minister of Internal Administration and Deputy Minister of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order,—

(a)    Will he inform this House the details of all radio frequencies (Spectrum) issued by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) in the past 02 years?

(b)    Will he state—

(i)    whether these radio frequencies (Spectrum) were issued according to the Government Tender Procedures stipulated for issuing of public property; and

(ii)    the revenue raised from each award of radio frequency (Spectrum)?

(c)    If not, why