23 March 2020 – COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund established by Sri Lankan President

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Overview: Special COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund established by the President to strengthen the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country and related social welfare programmes.
Full details here: http://www.pmdnews.lk/special-fund-to-combat-covid-19-established-by-president/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other
Evidence/Justification: Need to provide immediate funding for healthcare, social support and research