Budget Speech para.106: "Already Rs.25,000 Mn. has been allocated to meet the infrastructure gaps at our universities with investments, in Theatre Complexes, Professorial Units, Departmental Complexes, Libraries and Canteens. To complement the Medical Faculties at the Wayamba and Sabaragamuwa Universities, professorial units will be established at Kuliyapitiya and Ratnapura Hospitals, while a Faculty of Allied Health Science at the Ruhuna University will also be established, which will enable students to pursue careers in medical-related services, which is an urgent requirement in our country. A “State of the Art” Laboratory for research in areas such as cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases will be set up at the Medical Faculty of the Sri Jayawardenapura University."
Information received in response to the request for information filed under the Right to Information Act No 12 of 2016 was insufficient to assess progress. Information on progress up to 30th September 2019 was obtained through the report on "Progress of Large Scale Development Projects and Programmes as at 30th September 2019" made available on the website of Department of Project Management and Monitoring.
Based on the information made available online by the Department of Project Management and Monitoring, progress as at 30 September 2019 was 75% of the target set for the third quarter of 2019. The overall progress level of the project has also been indicated as 75%. In the absence of information pertaining to the full year, progress has been assessed using this information.
The Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation was ranked 10th out of 16 government institutions assessed in 2019. The rank was determined based on the weighted average score of 37.5 received by the ministry (weighted average based on allocation). This score was based on the disclosure of information on 1 proposal assessed in 2019, which was under the purview of the ministry.
Budget Speech para. 106: Partially usable information was obtained for both proposals through the website of the Department of Project Management & Monitoring.
For detailed information on the method of calculating the weighted average scores: http://www.budgetpromises.org/en/how-it-works