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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.