Budget Promises: Beyond Parliament

Budget Promises: Beyond Parliament is a dashboard under publicfinance.lk that tracks the government’s performance in delivering on its budget promises.

Openness Tracker

Is the government saying what it is doing?
  •  OPEN
  •  RESPONSIVE
  •  UNCOOPERATIVE
  •  RESTRICTED
  •  CLOSED

Progress Tracker

Is the government doing what it's saying?
  •  BROKEN
  •  NEGLECTED
  •  LAGGING
  •  PROGRESSING
  •  UNDISCLOSED

The Proposals List

Allocation (Rs. Mn)
Budget Promise
Ministry / Government Institution
Openness Tracker
Progress Tracker
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
5300
Budget Promise
Concessional loans scheme to companies in agriculture, agro processing including drip irrigation, poultry, canning, plantation and Hotel industry, to generate electricity from solar power for their own use
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Finance
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
3000
Budget Promise
Develop Aruwakkalu waste disposal and management site 
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1500
Budget Promise
Support the ground water monitoring mechanism 
Ministry / Government Institution
Previously the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources and Disaster Management
Openness Tracker
RESPONSIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1500
Budget Promise
Establish HarithaUdyana in every Pradeshiya Saba division as a Public Private Partnership
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development
Openness Tracker
CLOSED
Progress Tracker
UNDISCLOSED
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1500
Budget Promise
Nilwala Eliya Model Park
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development
Openness Tracker
RESTRICTED
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1000
Budget Promise
Cleaning 10 lagoons
Ministry / Government Institution
Previously the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources and Disaster Management
Openness Tracker
RESPONSIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1000
Budget Promise
Desilt small and medium tanks
Ministry / Government Institution
Previously the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources and Disaster Management
Openness Tracker
RESTRICTED
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
3000
Budget Promise
Introduce a contributory Insurance scheme for farmers
Ministry / Government Institution
Previously the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources and Disaster Management
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1750
Budget Promise
Developing and upgrading the Fishery Harbors anchorages landing sites 
Ministry / Government Institution
Previously the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources and Disaster Management
Openness Tracker
RESPONSIVE
Progress Tracker
PROGRESSING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
10000
Budget Promise
Establishment of a Development Bank
Ministry / Government Institution
"Ministry of Finance Originally assigned to the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs"
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
NEGLECTED
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
2000
Budget Promise
Grama Shakthi and Poverty Eradication Programme 
Ministry / Government Institution
Presidential Secretariat
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
2000
Budget Promise
Provide infrastructure facilities for Rojana industrial park in Milleniya.
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
2500
Budget Promise
Establish an “Employment Preparation Fund” at MNPEA
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
NEGLECTED
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
2000
Budget Promise
Support to the skill development programmes conducted by the Youth Corp
Ministry / Government Institution
National Youth Corps
Openness Tracker
RESPONSIVE
Progress Tracker
PROGRESSING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1000
Budget Promise
Swiss and German governments will establish five Technical Colleges in collaboration with the German Technical School
Ministry / Government Institution
Previously the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development
Openness Tracker
RESTRICTED
Progress Tracker
UNDISCLOSED
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
3500
Budget Promise
Education Reforms 
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Education
Openness Tracker
RESTRICTED
Progress Tracker
UNDISCLOSED
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1200
Budget Promise
Continuous Professional Development for Teachers 
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Education
Openness Tracker
RESTRICTED
Progress Tracker
UNDISCLOSED
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1250
Budget Promise
Establishment of state medical faculties at Wayamba, Sabaragamuwa and Moratuwa Universities
Ministry / Government Institution
Previously the Ministry of Higher Education & Cultural Affairs
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
UNDISCLOSED
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
5000
Budget Promise
Expand Technology stream degree programmes in 7 new Technology Faculties 
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Higher Education & Cultural Affairs
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
UNDISCLOSED
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1500
Budget Promise
Establish a Sports School and Academy at Diyagama and preparation of the sport complex for South Asian Games in 2020
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports
Openness Tracker
RESTRICTED
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1200
Budget Promise
Upliftment of Sugathadasa outdoor stadium 
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
17000
Budget Promise
Provide 20,000 housing units under the Urban Regeneration Project by 2020 for low income segment 
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development
Openness Tracker
RESPONSIVE
Progress Tracker
PROGRESSING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
3000
Budget Promise
Construct houses in the Northern and the Eastern Provinces
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Housing & Construction
Openness Tracker
RESPONSIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
2000
Budget Promise
Construct houses in the plantation sector
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure & Community Development
Openness Tracker
RESPONSIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
7000
Budget Promise
Owner driven housing scheme and support for improvements to the existing houses in rural sector 
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Housing & Construction
Openness Tracker
RESPONSIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
24000
Budget Promise
Urban Regeneration Project
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development
Openness Tracker
CLOSED
Progress Tracker
UNDISCLOSED
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
12000
Budget Promise
Township and strategic city development programme in Kandy, Anuradhapura, Galle Jaffna
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
2000
Budget Promise
To implement the master plan for Kalmunai and Samanthurai and to develop townships in lagging regions
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of City Planning & Water Supply
Openness Tracker
RESTRICTED
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
10000
Budget Promise
Central Expressway Project
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Highways and Road Development
Openness Tracker
OPEN
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
2500
Budget Promise
Improve the Rural road network
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Highways and Road Development
Openness Tracker
RESTRICTED
Progress Tracker
UNDISCLOSED
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1000
Budget Promise
Rehabilitation of roads that were affected by the disasters due to floods and landslides
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources and Disaster Management
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
UNDISCLOSED
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
5000
Budget Promise
Capital infusion for BOC
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Finance and Mass Media
Openness Tracker
CLOSED
Progress Tracker
UNDISCLOSED
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
2000
Budget Promise
ICTA to improve service delivery through the infusion of the technology and digitalization 
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1750
Budget Promise
Strengthening Reconciliation focused on economic empowerment and social infrastructure development and Special programme to address the needs of the differently abled women in the Northern and the Eastern Provinces
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of National Integration, Reconciliation and Official Languages
Openness Tracker
RESPONSIVE
Progress Tracker
BROKEN
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1000
Budget Promise
Strengthening Reconciliation focused on economic empowerment and social infrastructure development and Special programme to address the needs of the differently abled women in the Northern and the Eastern Provinces
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development & Hindu Affairs
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1000
Budget Promise
Supporting indebted people in Northern and North Central Provinces through Credit Cooperative societies
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development & Hindu Affairs
Openness Tracker
RESTRICTED
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
1000
Budget Promise
Support selected small industries in the Northern province through the Producer Cooperatives
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development & Hindu Affairs
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
2500
Budget Promise
Resettlement of Muslim IDP’s - Provision of housing and infrastructure 
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of Industry & Commerce
Openness Tracker
UNCOOPERATIVE
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
Allocation (Rs. Mn)
14000
Budget Promise
Support the establishment of the Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) 
Ministry / Government Institution
Ministry of National Integration, Reconciliation and Official Languages
Openness Tracker
RESTRICTED
Progress Tracker
LAGGING
HOW IT WORKS AND DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS

Click here for methodology, progress and openness descriptions for each proposals. Please reach out to pfp@veriteresearch.org to gain access to the source documents.

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