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Cleaning 10 lagoons

Budget Speech para. 44: "Mr Speaker, there are 116 lagoons and estuaries in the country. Lagoons have a unique eco system that must be safeguarded to support climate mitigation, resilient growth and conservation. As such, during 2018, the Government will invest in 10 lagoons namely Negombo, Rekawa, Puttlam, Jaffna, Batticaloa, Nandikadal, Nayaru, Chilaw, Mundalam and Andikulama Lagoons. Such investment will be directed towards cleaning the lagoons, increasing the carrying capacity, supporting the existing livelihoods of fisherman and Research and Development."
  • Allocation (Rs. Mn)1,000
  • SectorEnvironment
  • Ministry / Government Institution : Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economic Affairs

Openness Tracker


Information was obtained through (i) the 'Progress of development projects and programmes as at 31st March 2018' Report published online by the Department of Project Management and Monitoring; and (ii) the Action Plan, Financial Plan and Progress Report received from the responsible agency in response to a request under the RTI Act.

Progress Tracker


Some activities under the promise have been inititated. However, progress for the first six months falls short of target. Based on the information available, progress as at 30 June 2018 was 22% compared to a target of 61%.

Sources of Information

  • Budget Tracker - Website Website
  • Budget Tracker - Website RTI