Budget speech para. 179: "The renovation work at the John De Silva Theatre will be completed by 2020, with the installation of ‘State of the Art’ equipment"
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.
Based on the information made available, progress as at 31 December 2019 was assessed as 5% of the target set for 2019. The targets stated in the Action Plan and Progress Report did not align. However, the information stated as per the Progress Report was considered the most updated as it is reported at the end of the year. Hence, progress has been assessed based on the targets and level of completion given in the Progress Report.
Ministry of Buddhasasana, Cultural and Religuous Affairs was one the five government institutions ranked 1st out of the 16 government institutions assessed in 2019. The rank was determined based on the weighted average score of 75 received by the ministry (weighted average based on allocation). This score was based on the disclosure of information on 2 proposals assessed in 2019, which were under the purview of the ministry.
Budget Speech para. 135 & para. 179: Fully usable information for both proposals was obtained through requests filed under the Right To Information Act and was received within the stipulated timelines.
For detailed information on the method of calculating the weighted average scores: http://www.budgetpromises.org/en/how-it-works