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Oral Questions - Thursday 6th August

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QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

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



1.    0058/’09
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, – To ask the Minister of Land and Land Development, –

(a)    Will he inform this House, the total extent of land available in the Northern Province and the Eastern Province under the control of Central Government or provincial councils?


(b)    Will he state for the Northern Province and Eastern Province separately –

(i)    the lands given to foreigners (Name the Country of his domicile), Companies and individual; and

(ii)    the terms and conditions, value and the period it is been given out?


(c)    Will he state –

(i)    the names of entities owned by the Government which are now being handed over, transferred or leased out to the private sector along with the conditions that have been stipulated;

(ii)    the period for which those are being given out; and

(iii)    the value of the contract?


(d)    If not, why?




2.    0063/’09
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, – To ask the Minister of Irrigation and Water Management and Minister of Ports and Aviation, –

(a)    Is he aware that benefits had been given to air crafts and ships for registering in Sri Lanka on budget, which came into operation on 01.01.2008?


(b)    Will he inform this House—

(i)    separately, the ships and aircrafts that were registered up to 31.12.2007;

(ii)    separately, the ships and aircrafts that were registered after the benefits given;

(iii)    the loss of revenue in doing so; and

(iv)    the benefits we have accrued owing to the benefits of registering for ‘Flag of Convenience’?


(c)    Will he state—

(i)    the names of the owners and their shareholders of the ships and aircrafts that were registered after the benefits been given; and

(ii)    the reason for not been able to attract more than this level of progress?


(d)    If not, why?