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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." This promise was originally assigned to the Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development in the Budget Speech.
  • Allocation (Rs. Mn)1,000
  • SectorEnvironment
  • Ministry / Government Institution : Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development
    (Previously the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economic Affairs)

Openness Tracker


Information on progress was obtained through the action plan and progress report provided in response to the request for information filed under the Right to Information Act No 12 of 2016.

Progress Tracker


Based on the information made available, progress as at 31 December 2018 was 45% of the target set for 2018.

Sources of Information

  • Budget Tracker - Website RTI