"Sri Lanka has adopted decentralization policy, which have resulted in formal devolution of powers to Provincial Councils…… Local Authorities operate across the country in both urban and rural area…… Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils is responsible for policy and legislation at the national level."
Commonwealth Local Government Handbook -2007
Commonwealth Local Government Forum (clgf)
London, United Kingdom
The Vision of the Ministry is to be valued as the leading agency in the development of devolution , decentralization and participatory System of governance that promotes equitable and sustainable development in Sri Lanka.
To ensure efficient and effective Provincial and Local Administrative system responsive to the aspirations of the people and facilitate the achievement of Sustainable and equitable human development in Sri Lanka by advocating and strengthening the systems of Decentralized Governance.