Mission and Vision

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Our Mission

To enable a multi-stakeholder approach in creation of sustainable infrastructure by;

 

  1. Ensuring that public expenditures on large-scale infrastructure in Sri Lanka reflect the interests of local communities;

  2. Reinforcing the principles of participatory governance by holding projects accountable to communities and best practices;

  3. Supporting progressive policy and legal reforms that ensure transparency and accountability on infrastructure procurement, consequential land and livelihood rights of poor and marginalized people & protects the environment.

Our Vision

Sustainable Infrastructure,

Stronger Economy,

and Better Lives.

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Six-pillar Strategy

ASI focuses on the three thematic areas identified in the report Opportunities to Protect Public Interest in Public Infrastructure: Review of the Regulatory Frameworks in Sri Lanka that paved the way towards the formation of the ASI.

 

The thematic areas are:

  • Public Procurement

  • Environmental Impact Assessment, and

  • Involuntary Resettlement

 

Under this scope, the ASI adopts six engagement strategies outlined below in the course of engaging with stakeholders:

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Parliament Engagement Strategy

Raising the issues in parliament either in the form of public petition or oral questions raised by members.

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Social Media Engagement Strategy

Using social media to enable stakeholder response to issues by sharing their opinions, comments, suggestions, criticisms etc. 

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Public Interest Litigation Strategy

Taking legal course of actions through the judiciary to safeguard the public interest.

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Web-Based Platform Strategy

Using a digital platform to penetrate the online audience by focusing on allowing one segment of participants to benefit from the presence or interaction of others. 

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Right to Information (RTI) Engagement Strategy

Seeking access to crucially relevant information from authorities using the provisions of the Right to Information Act No. 12 of 2016

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Community Mobilization Strategy

Reaching out to different sectors of a community and creating partnerships to focus on, and ultimately address pressing issues of infrastructure.

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"ASI aspires to influence and inspire participatory governance in large-scale infrastructure initiatives in the country."