Budget Speech para. 102: "Mr Speaker, I am also delighted to announce the launch of the Scholarship for Educational Excellence - SEE Fund, to facilitate the country’s top performers at Physical Science, Biological Science, Technology, Commerce and Arts, at the Advanced Level Examinations held each year to pursue their undergraduate education at top universities, such as Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Cambridge, etc. The first batch will be chosen from the results of the 2019 ‘A’ Levels in August. 14 scholarships will be given this year to those who top their respective areas. Those selected will be required to return and serve at least 15 years in Sri Lanka. We will also expand the scholarships given in the coming years."
Information on progress was obtained through the response to the request for information filed under the Right to Information Act No 12 of 2016.
In response to the request for information filed under the Right to Information Act No 12 of 2016, the Department of National Budget of the Ministry of Finance stated that the promise was not implemented.
Ministry of Finance, Economy and Policy Development was one of 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 5 proposals assessed in 2019, which were under the purview of the ministry.
Budget Speech para. 20, para. 102, para. 150, para. 170 and para. 193: Fully usable information for all five 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