31 March 2020 – Establishment of Presidential Task Force on Sri Lanka’s Educational Affairs

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creating and using advisory groups or committees
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President Gotabaya Rajpaksa

Overview: Appointment of a Presidential Task Force on Sri Lanka’s Education Affairs to “employ mechanisms to continue the education sector without any setbacks whatsoever in the context of the coronavirus epidemic situation that has arisen has been noted”.

Full details here: http://documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2020/3/2169-02_E.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Disruption to education from closure of institutions, curfews and travel restrictions