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Sri Lanka

Participation for Persons with Disabilities (LK0031)



Action Plan: Sri Lanka Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Ministry in charge of Housing and Construction

Support Institution(s): National Housing Development Authority; Ministry in charge of Social Welfare; National Secretariat for Persons with Disabilities; Ministry of Finance; Ministry in charge of Home Affairs Disability Organisations Joint Front (DOJF)

Policy Areas

Land Rights & Spatial Planning, Marginalized Communities, Public Service Delivery, Safety Nets & Economic Inclusion

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


By end 2020, implement a mechanism for participation of persons with disabilities to determine housing allocations for 3200 identified low income families
1st March 2019 – 31st August 2021
Lead implementing agency/actor Ministry in charge of Housing and Construction
Commitment description
What is the public problem that the commitment will address? Persons with disabilities (PwDs) amounting to 1.6 M (8.7%) of the population face many economic hardships. Out of 1.1 million persons with disabilities, only 29% persons are engaged in economic activities. Rates of unemployment and poverty are high among PwDs. Income generation is limited by lack of employment opportunity for both wage and self-employment. The lack of economic means has deprived a large proportion from owing a house and thus becoming self-reliant and secure. The other reasons for being homeless include limited opportunities to access existing housing loans schemes in public and private sector financial organisations; non-existence of government allocation for housing for families of PwDs; lack of disability friendly housing facilities in government housing programmes; and inability to contribute labour as expected by the government due to the disability/poverty. Many barriers in society also prevent their right to public participation in decision making processes.
What is the commitment? This commitment will seek to minimise the economic and social disadvantages faced by persons with disabilities by providing disability friendly housing facilities to 3200 identified low income families by 2020.
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem? Ministry in charge of Housing will seek budgetary provision to provide housing for PwDs by 2020. Cabinet approval will be sought to establish a National Housing Steering Committee to address the housing problems of PwDs in a participatory manner. The housing programme will be implemented with the participation of relevant stakeholders at the district level and will be monitored at quarterly intervals. By providing such facilities, a significant proportion of the marginalised population will be empowered to become self-reliant and secure.
Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values? This commitment promotes public participation and transparency as it provides for a mechanism where the disabled community can participate in decision making and monitor the process.
Additional information This commitment promotes the provisions of disability legislation in Sri Lanka; the National Human Rights Action Plan 2017-2021; the recommendations and commitments in the Draft Sustainable Sri Lanka: Vision & Strategic Path and the Vision 2025; targets influencing disability rights in crosscutting Sustainable Development Goals.
Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable Start Date: End Date:
1. A project proposal to provide housing for PwDs to fulfill the housing requirement by 2020 will be made and special budgetary allocation will be secured. March 2019 May 2019
2. Cabinet approval will be sought to establish a National Housing Steering Committee with a mandate of ensuring the participation of all relevant stakeholders to solve the housing problems of PwDs and monitor the process. The Steering Committee will include PwDs in the membership. May 2019 May 2019
3. The housing programme will be implemented with the participation of relevant stakeholders at the district level. July 2019 February 2021
4. The progress of the housing programme will be monitored quarterly. Quarterly August 2021


  1. Integrity Officers to Decrease Bribery and Corruption

    LK0024, 2019, Capacity Building

  2. Asset Declaration System

    LK0025, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  3. Increase Use of RTI

    LK0026, 2019, Access to Information

  4. Citizen Participation in Health

    LK0027, 2019, E-Government

  5. Campaign Against Youth Drug Use

    LK0028, 2019, Education

  6. Open Data

    LK0029, 2019, Access to Information

  7. Agriculture Support Policy

    LK0030, 2019, Capacity Building

  8. Participation for Persons with Disabilities

    LK0031, 2019, Land Rights & Spatial Planning

  9. Disability Rights Bill

    LK0032, 2019, Legislation & Regulation

  10. Disaster Management Planning

    LK0033, 2019, Capacity Building

  11. National Environmental Policy

    LK0034, 2019, Environment and Climate

  12. CEDAW Implementation

    LK0035, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  13. Local Service Delivery

    LK0036, 2019, E-Government

  14. Feedback on Public Bus

    LK0037, 2019, E-Government

  15. Implementing UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in a Participatory Manner

    LK0038, 2019, Legislation & Regulation

  16. Improving Public Access to Preventive and Curative Strategies to Combat Chronic Kidney Disease

    LK0001, 2016, Health

  17. Transparent Policy to Provide Safe and Affordable Medicines for All

    LK0002, 2016, Capacity Building

  18. National Health Performance

    LK0003, 2016, Capacity Building

  19. Ensuring Transparency and Impartiality in Teacher Recruitment Policy and Process in Sri Lanka

    LK0004, 2016, Access to Information

  20. Enhance the Services of Government Information Center (GIC- 1919) for Inclusive, Transparent, Accountable and Efficient Governance, Using ICT As Enabler

    LK0005, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Promote the Open Data Concept and Delivering the Benefits to Citizens Through ICT

    LK0006, 2016, Access to Information

  22. National Environmental Act (NEA) Amendments

    LK0007, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  23. Coast Conservation

    LK0008, 2016, Capacity Building

  24. Flora and Fauna Protection

    LK0009, 2016, Capacity Building

  25. Transparent and Accountable Procurement System for Local Authorities in Sri Lanka

    LK0010, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  26. Local Authority Procurement System Implementation

    LK0011, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  27. Annual Work Plan of the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs to Include a Transparent and Accountable Process to Implement Selected Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Concluding Observations.

    LK0012, 2016, Gender

  28. CEDAW Implementation – Accountability

    LK0013, 2016, Gender

  29. CEDAW – Inclusion

    LK0014, 2016, Gender

  30. Strengthening Women Participation in the Political Decision Making Process at the Local Level

    LK0015, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  31. Strengthen the Anti-Corruption Framework to Increase Constructive Public Participation

    LK0016, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  32. Implement UNCAC

    LK0017, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  33. Coordination Among Anti-Corruption Agencies

    LK0018, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  34. Corruption and Money Laundering

    LK0019, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  35. Campaign Finance

    LK0020, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  36. Disseminate Asset Declaration

    LK0021, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  37. Starred commitment The Enactment and Implementation of the RTI Act

    LK0022, 2016, Access to Information

  38. Proactive Disclosure

    LK0023, 2016, Access to Information

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