Budget Speech para. 135: "Whilst safeguarding and protecting our hill country heritage, special attention will be paid to nurturing crafts, architecture, cultural aspects, traditions, indigenous medicine and places with historical value, inherent to the Hill country." Allocation Revised: The allocation has been revised to Rs. 893.8 mn.
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.
As per the Progress Report, progress as at 31st December 2019 was 85% of the target set for 2019.
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