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Oral Questions - Wednesday 23rd September 2009

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QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

To be raised by the Hon. Ravi Karunanayake when
Parliament meets on Wednesday 23rd September 2009



1.    0007/’09
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, – To ask the Minister of Export Development and International Trade –

(a)    Will he inform this House –

(i)    the number of overseas trips that the Minister of Export Development and International Trade had undertaken for the last three years;

(ii)    the countries visited; and

(iii)    the total cost of each trip along with the tickets and hotel charges separately?


(b)    Will he state –

(i)    the number of persons accompanied;

(ii)    their names and the cost incurred on them separately; and

(iii)    the main reason for each overseas trip?


(c)    Will he also state –

(i)    the budgeted allowance; and

(ii)    the supplementary expenditure provided for such trips


(d)    If not, why?


2.    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?


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


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


(d)    Will he further state –

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

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


(e)    If not, why?