Written by Tharushan Fernando
22 May, 2015 | 10:16 pm
Thirteen oral questions were included in to the parliamentary agenda on Friday. However, there were no public representatives present to respond to eleven of those questions and answers were provided only for two questions. These answers were provided by the Prime Minister and State Minister Rosy Senanayake.
The questions were brought forward to the Parliament by Deputy Speaker, Chandima Weerakkody.
UPFA MP Ranjith De Zoysa had asked earlier if goods worth 2000 rupees is being provided.
It has been reported from several areas that food not suitable for consumption has been included in this nutrition pack.
Will a programme be implemented to rectify this action or will sub-standard good be given to the expenctant mothers?
In reply, State Minister of Children’s Affairs, Rosy Senanayake stated that there were such from the Nuwara Eliya District and a report has been requested from the District Secretary within 24 hours.
She further noted that the ministry received this report and it has been submitted to the Prime Minister and that those who had committed this wrong have been taken before court and fined Rs.30,000 rupees and Rs.15,000. She also added that strict laws have been enforced on this matter so that it will not happen again.
PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, in reply to MP Susantha Punchinilame’s question on whether the jobs of the staff of state ministers and deputy ministers have been terminated, stated that if a name and ministry can be submitted, it can be directed to the Secretary to look into and take the required steps.
MP Susantha Punchinilame went on to state that the terminated posts should be from the PM’s ministry and that the questions were made in par with facts that have been provided.
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