22 April 2020 – Establishment of a Presidential Task Force on Economics Revival and Poverty Eradication

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President, Special Representative of the President

Overview: Establishment of a Presidential Task Force on Economics Revival and Poverty Eradication. Gazette available only in Sinhala
Full details here: http://www.pmdnews.lk/presidential-task-force-on-economic-revival-and-poverty-eradication-established/

Other links: 1
Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Perception of an increased threat, Need to revive the economy that is adversely affected by the epidemic in the context of a global economic downturn.
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Due to “challenges posed and opportunities emerged in Sri Lanka in the wake of COVID – 19”