Budget Speech para. 137: "Township Development work in Kalmunai, Valachanei, Thalai Mannar & Samanthurai will be further supported."
As the Budget Speech 2019 did not specify the government institutions which are responsible for the implementation of proposals, it was obtained through a request for information filed under the Right to Information Act No 12 of 2016 (RTI request) filed with the Department of National Budget (NBD). As per the response of the NBD, the responsible ministry for this proposal was identified as "Ministry in charge of subject of City Planning". Hence, the RTI was filed with the Ministry of Urban Development, Water Supply and Housing Facilities on 27 January 2020. However, the ministry stated that this proposal did not come under their purview. A subsequent RTI request was filed in with the NBD on 13 May 2020, in order to identify the implementing agency for the proposal. The response of the NBD stated that the relevant agency was the Ministry of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education. There is no ministerial portfolio under this name following the new Cabinet of Ministers appointed as per Extraordinary Gazette 2153/12 dated 10 December 2019. Hence the implementing agency for the proposal could not be identified and information on the proposal could not be obtained via an RTI request. No information was available through webchecks.
No information is available to determine the progress of the promise.
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