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Maithrimeter: Tracking progress, 100 days and beyond

Overall Progress ( 71.0 % )

  • Pledge Completed
  • Partially Completed
  • Not Done
  • Pending
  • Parliament to meet for the first time

    Parliament to meet for the first time after common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena is elected president on 8th January 2015

    Progress (100%)
    Score
    0.0 / 0.0
    • Parliament to meet

      Took place one day late (20 January)
      0.0 / 0.0
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  • Oath of office

    President Maithripala Sirisena will take his oath of office

    Progress (100%)
    Score
    0.0 / 0.0
    • President Maithripala Sirisena takes his oath of office

      Maithripala Sirisena took oaths as the sixth President of Sri Lanka at Independence square
      0.0 / 0.0
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  • Cabinet to be appointed (max. 25 ministers)

    A Cabinet of not more than 25 members, including members of all political parties represented in Parliament, will be appointed with Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister.

    Progress (33.33%)
    Score
    1.0 / 3.0
    • Cabinet appointed

      0.0 / 0.0
    • Not more than 25 Cabinet Ministers

      There are 28 members of the Cabinet
      0.0 / 1.0
    • All political parties represented in Cabinet

      0.0 / 1.0
    • Ranil Wickremesinghe Appointed as Prime minister

      1.0 / 1.0
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  • National Advisory Council to be formed

    In order to strengthen democracy, a National Advisory Council will be set up, which will include representatives from parties represented both in parliament as well as well as civil society organizations.

    Progress (50.0%)
    Score
    2.0 / 4.0
    • National Advisory Council established

      The National Executive Council established. This currently has one sub-committee - the anti -corruption committee
      2.0 / 2.0
    • All political parties in Parliament represented

      All parliamentary coalitions represented, not all parties.
      0.0 / 1.0
    • Civil Society Organisations represented

      Only politicians on the National Executive Council. Anti-corruption sub-committee has 3 non-politicians Dr. Jayampathi Wickramaratne, Mr. J.C. Weliamuna and Mr. Malik Samarawickrema
      0.0 / 1.0
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  • Standing orders to be amended

    The Standing Orders will be amended with particular focus on strengthening committees of parliament. Further, in terms of Proposal 67/10 now tabled in Parliament, Oversight Committees will be set up comprising members of Parliament who are not in the Cabinet and their Chairmanship will be given to representatives of all Ministers in consultation with the leaders of all parties represented in Parliament.

    Progress (0.0%)
    Score
    0.0 / 5.0
    • Standing Order amendments to be tabled

      Tabled on 29 January. The draft is based on the proposal of Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha.
      0.0 / 0.0
    • Standing Order amendment passed

      0.0 / 5.0
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  • Begin the process of abolishing the Executive Presidency

    The process will begin of abolishing the authoritarian executive presidential system and replacing it with an executive of a Cabinet of Ministers responsible to Parliament. Further, the process will begin of repealing the 18th Amendment to the Constitution with legislation to establish strengthened and independent institutions, including a Judicial Services Commission, a Police Commission, a Public Service Commission, an Elections Commission, a Commission against Bribery and Corruption and a Human Rights Commission. This will be through a 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which will be presented to Parliament and passed as swiftly as possible.

    Progress (100.0%)
    Score
    4.0 / 4.0
    • 19th amendment drafted

      2.0 / 2.0
    • 19th amendment provided to opposition for consideration

      2.0 / 2.0
    • What about the other elements of the pledge?

      The independent commissions have separate pledges (refer 18 Feb & 23 Mar). The abolishment of the executive presidency and the repeal of the 18th amendment are credited when the 19th amendment is passed (refer 20 Apr)

    • Where can I read a draft of the 19th amendment?

      This document is not in the public domain.

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  • Code of conduct provided for observation

    A code of conduct will be introduced for observation by all representatives of the people.

    Progress (100.0%)
    Score
    2.0 / 2.0
    • Code of Conduct drafted and disseminated

      Anura Kumara Dissanayaka MP (JVP) - Given responsibility, mentioned that code of conduct is delayed - no date for publication provided.
      2.0 / 2.0
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  • Establishment of a Mixed Electoral System Committee

    An all party committee will be set up to put forward proposals to replace the current Preference Vote system and replace it with an Mixed Electoral System. This will ensure representation of individual Members for Parliamentary Constituencies, with mechanisms for proportionality.

    Progress (66.67%)
    Score
    2.0 / 3.0
    • Committee appointed

      As a part of the ongoing constitutional reform process, subcommittees have been appointed to look into the new constitution making process. The reports of the six Sub-Committees were presented to the Constitutional Assembly by the Chairman of the Steering Committee and Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe on 19 November 2016.
      2.0 / 3.0
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  • "Mini-budget" to reduce the Cost of Living

    A Vote on Account will be introduced in Parliament to implement special measures to provide relief to the people by reducing the rising Cost of Living.

    Progress (100.0%)
    Score
    5.0 / 5.0
    • Present "mini-budget" in Parliament

      Appropriation (Amendment) Bill presented, not a vote on account. A Bill provides broader budgeting powers and therefore requires a parliamentary debate and vote.
      1.0 / 1.0
    • Debate "mini-budget" in Parliament

      0.0 / 0.0
    • Pass the "mini budget" in Parliament

      Passed - 165 MPs present, 164 voted for, 1 against [Ajith Kumara MP (FSP)]
      4.0 / 4.0
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  • State Sector Salaries to be increased / Taxes reduced

    All state sector salaries will be be raised and direct and indirect taxes on necessary goods and services will be reduced.

    Progress (100.0%)
    Score
    4.0 / 4.0
    • Increase State Sector Salaries

      Payments made on 10 March 2015
      2.0 / 2.0
    • Reduce taxes on essential goods and services

      2.0 / 2.0
    • Presented in Parliament

      Presented to Parliament within "mini-budget"
      0.0 / 0.0
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  • Adoption of Ethical Code of Conduct

    An Ethical Code of Conduct will be introduced legally for all representatives of the people.

    Progress (0.0%)
    Score
    0.0 / 5.0
    • Code of Conduct debated in Parliament

      0.0 / 0.0
    • Code of Conduct passed by Act of Parliament

      0.0 / 5.0
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  • Celebration of Independence Day

    Sri Lanka will celebrate its 67th year since independence with the re-establishment of Democracy, Good Governance and the Sovereignty of the People.

    Progress (100%)
    Score
    0.0 / 0.0
    • Independence Day celebrated

      0.0 / 0.0
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  • Establishment of Commission to Investigate Corruption

    Special Commissions will be appointed and required appointments made to investigate allegations of massive corruption in the preceding period of governance

    Progress (100.0%)
    Score
    5.0 / 5.0
    • Special Commission on Corruption Established

      No Special Commission on Corruption has been established under the Special Presidential Commissions of Inquiry Act. However, the Cabinet has setup (under the Prime Minister) a Committee against Corruption (CAC) on 22 Jan. Additionally, an Urgent Response Committee (URC) - chaired by Anura Kumara Dissanayaka MP (JVP) - was formed to action CAC recommendations. Approval has been given for the establishment of an Anti-Corruption Secretariat to investigate into large corruption and malpractices of the previous government.
      5.0 / 5.0
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  • Introduction of National Drug Policy Bill

    A Bill to implement the National Drugs policy will be tabled, following adoption of the Policy by Cabinet.

    Progress (100.0%)
    Score
    2.0 / 2.0
    • National Drug Policy Bill tabled in Parliament

      2.0 / 2.0
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  • Establishment of Independent Commissions

    Independent Commissions will be established and required appointments made

    Progress (100.0%)
    Score
    6.0 / 6.0
    • Independent Commissions re-established

      2.0 / 2.0
    • Independent Commissions re-appointed

      4.0 / 4.0
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  • Introduction of National Audit Bill

    The National Audit Bill will be introduced and passed within 3 weeks. This will seek to enhance the mechanisms of state financial oversight.

    Progress (0.0%)
    Score
    0.0 / 2.0
    • National Audit Bill tabled in Parliament

      0.0 / 2.0
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  • Introduction of Right to Information Bill

    The Right to Information Bill will be introduced and passed within 3 weeks, to provide for freedom of access to official information as well as to specify grounds on which access may be denied. Further, establishment of the freedom of information commission will take place along with the appointment of information officers.

    Progress (100.0%)
    Score
    3.0 / 3.0
    • Right to Information Bill tabled in Parliament

      3.0 / 3.0
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  • Introduction of Election Law Bill

    New election laws will be prepared in accordance with the proposals put forward by the all party committee.

    Progress (50.0%)
    Score
    1.0 / 2.0
    • Committee Proposals finalised

      0.0 / 1.0
    • Election Law Bill presented in Parliament

      1.0 / 1.0
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  • Adoption of New Electoral System

    Amendments to change the system of elections will be placed before Parliament and passed

    Progress (0.0%)
    Score
    0.0 / 3.0
    • Election Law Bill debated in Parliament

      0.0 / 0.0
    • Election Law Bill passed by Act of Parliament

      0.0 / 3.0
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  • Adoption of National Drugs Policy

    The bill introduced to implement the National Drugs Policy ill be passed by Parliament

    Progress (100.0%)
    Score
    5.0 / 5.0
    • National Drug Policy Bill debated in Parliament

      0.0 / 0.0
    • National Drug Policy Bill passed by Act of Parliament

      The National Medicine Regulatory Authority Bill was passed on 6 March 2015.
      5.0 / 5.0
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  • Adoption of National Audit Bill

    The bill introduced to implement the National Audit Bill will be passed by Parliament

    Progress (0.0%)
    Score
    0.0 / 5.0
    • National Audit Bill debated in Parliament

      0.0 / 0.0
    • National Audit Bill passed by Act of Parliament

      0.0 / 5.0
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  • Adoption of Right to Information Act (RTI)

    The bill introduced to implement the Right to Information Act (RTI) will be passed by Parliament

    Progress (100.0%)
    Score
    8.0 / 8.0
    • Right to Information (RTI) Bill debated in Parliament

      0.0 / 0.0
    • Right to Information (RTI) Bill passed by Act of Parliament

      8.0 / 8.0
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  • Establishment of Constitutional Council

    The Constitutional Council will be set up, and the process of making appointments to the council and establishing Independent Commissions will begin

    Progress (100.0%)
    Score
    9.0 / 9.0
    • Establishment of Constitutional Council

      9.0 / 9.0
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  • Adoption of Parliamentary System

    A purely Parliamentary System will replace the Executive Presidential System

    Progress (80.0%)
    Score
    8.0 / 10.0
    • 19th amendment debated in Parliament

      0.0 / 0.0
    • 19th amendment passed by Act of Parliament

      8.0 / 10.0
    • What about the repeal of the 18th amendment and the abolition of the executive presidency?

      The 19th amendment is supposed to cover both. In the event that either is not covered, the scores and status will reflect it.

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  • Parliament to be dissolved and Free and Fair Elections called

    Parliament will be dissolved and free and fair elections will be held under a caretaker government. Following that election, the Prime Minister will be appointed from the party getting the highest number of seats at the election, with a Deputy Prime Minister from the party getting the next highest number. A National Government of all parties represented in Parliament will be established to govern for a period of at least two years.

    Progress (80.0%)
    Score
    4.0 / 5.0
    • Presidential decree to dissolve Parliament

      4.0 / 5.0
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