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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
 
Sri Lanka has a long history of local government. After introducing the 13th Amendment to the constitution in 1987, Local Government became a devolved subject under the Provincial Councils. Hereafter, the powers to control and supervision of local government transferred from central government to provincial councils. However, powers relating to the form, structure and national policy on local government remained with the central government.
 
The Local Government System consisted of Municipal Councils, Urban Councils, Pradeshiya Sabhas which are govern by three main laws
                      1.Municipal Councils Ordinance (1947)
                      2.Urban Councils Ordinance (1939)
                      3.Pradeshiya Sabhas Act (1987) 
 
The Local Government institutions are responsible for providing services which the law specifically allows them to do. It is required to provide services for the comfort, convenience and well being of the community in respective areas. The Local Government carries out;
  • Regulatory and administrative functions
  • Promote public health and sanitation
  • Environmental sanitation
  • Public thoroughfares and public utility services.
 
 
Compilation of Local Authority - Municipal Councils
 
Provinces
Districts
Name of Local Authorities
No. of Councillors
Western
01
Colombo
01
Colombo Municipal Council
53
02
Dehiwela Mt. Lavinia Municipal Council
29
03
Sri Jayawardenapura Kote Municipal Council
20
04
Kaduwela Municipal Council
28
05
Moratuwa Municipal Council
29
02
Gampaha
06
Negombo Municipal Council
26
07
Gampaha Municipal Council
18
North-Western
03
Kurunegala
08
Kurunegala Municipal Council
12
Central
04
Kandy
09
Kandy Municipal Council 
24
05
Matale
10
Matale Municipal Council
13
11
Dambulla Municipal Coucnil
15
06
Nuwara Eliya
12
Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council
10
Uva
07
Badulla
13
Badulla Municipal Council      
15
14
Bandarawela Municipal Council
9
Southern 
08
Galle
15
Galle Municipal Council
19
09
Matara
16
Matara Municipal Council 
15
10
Hambantota
17
Hambantota Municipal Council
12
Sabaragamuwa
11
Rathnapura 
18
Rathnapura Municipal Council 
15
North-Central 
12
Anuradhapura
19
Anuradhapura Municipal Council 
13
Northern 
13
Jaffna
20
Jaffna Municipal Council 
23
Eastern
14
Batticaloa
21
Batticaloa Municipal Council 
19
15
Ampara
22
Kalmunai Municipal Council 
19
23
Akkaraipattu Municipal Council
9
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Compilation of Local Authority - Urban Councils
 
 
Provinces
Districts
Name of Local Authorities
No. of Councillors
Western
01
Colombo
01
Kolonnawa Urban Council
11
02
Seethawakapura Urban Council
11
03
Maharagama Urban Council
22
04
Boralesgamuwa Urban Council
9
05
Kesbewa Urban Council
17
02
Gampaha
06
Wattala Mabole Urban Council
9
07
Peliyagoda Urban Council
9
08
Katunayake Seeduwa Urban Council
9
09
Minuwangoda Urban Council
11
10
Ja-Ela Urban Council
9
03
Kalutara
11
Panadura Urban Council
9
12
Horana Urban Council
9
13
Kalutara Urban Council
11
14
Beruwela Urban Council
9
North-Western
04
Kurunegala
15
Kuliyapitiya Urban Council
9
05
Puttalam
16
Puttalam Urban Council
9
17
Chilaw Urban Council
11
Central
06
Kandy
18
Wattegama Urban Council
9
19
Kadugannawa Urban Council
11
20
Gampola Urban Council
15
21
Nawalapitiya Urban Council
9
07
Nuwara Eliya
22
Hatton-Dickoya Urban Council
9
23
Thalawakele-Lindula 
9
Uva
08
 
24
Haputale Urban Council
9
Southern 
09
Galle
25
Ambalangoda Urban Council
12
26
Hikkaduwa Urban Council
11
10
Matara
27
Weligama Urban Council
10
11
Hambantota
28
Tangalle Urban Council
9
Sabaragamuwa
12
Rathnapura 
29
Balangoda Urban Council
9
30
Embilipitiya Urban Council
7
13
Kegalle
31
Kegalle Urban Council
11
Northern 
14
Jaffna
32
Point Pedro Urban Council
9
33
Velvettithurai Urban Council
9
34
Chavakachchery Urban Council
15
15
Mannar
35
Mannar Urban Council
7
16
Vavuniya 
36
Vavuniya Urban Council
11
Eastern
17
Batticaloa
37
Kathankudi Urban Council
9
38
Eravur Urban Council
9
18
Ampara
39
Ampara Urban Council
9
19
Trincomalee
40
Trincomalee Urban Council
12
41
Kinniya Urban Council
7
 
 
Compilation of Local Authority - Pradeshiya Sabhas
 
Provinces
Districts
Name of Local Authorities
No. of Councillors
Western 01 Colombo
01
Homagama Pradeshiya Sabha
23
02
Kotikawatta Mulleriyawa Pradeshiya Sabha
21
03
Seethawaka Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
02 Gampaha
04
Attanagalla Pradeshiya Sabha 
23
05
Biyagama Pradeshiya Sabha. 
23
06
Divulapitiya Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
07
Dompe Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
08
Gampaha Pradeshiya Sabha 
19
09
Ja-ela Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
10
Katana Pradeshiya Sabha
22
11
Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha
22
12
Mahara Pradeshiya Sabha  
23
13
Meerigama Pradeshiya Sabha 
23
14
Minuwangoda Pradeshiya Sabha  
23
15
Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha
19
03 Kalutara
16
Agalawatta  Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
17
Bandaragama Pradeshiya Sabha 
18
18
Beruwela  Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
19
Bulathsinhala  Pradeshiya Sabha 
12
20
Dodangoda  Pradeshiya Sabha 
13
21
Horana  Pradeshiya Sabha 
23
22
Kalutara  Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
23
Madurawela Pradeshiya Sabha
8
24
Matugama  Pradeshiya Sabha 
18
25
Palindanuwara Pradeshiya Sabha
14
26
Panadura  Pradeshiya Sabha 
23
27
Walallawita  Pradeshiya Sabha 
13
North-Western 04 Kurunegala
28
Alawwa  Pradeshiya Sabha 
13
29
Bingiriya  Pradeshiya Sabha 
12
30
Galgamuwa  Pradeshiya Sabha 
18
31
Giribawa  Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
32
Ibbagamuwa  Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
33
Kobeiagane  Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
34
Kuliyapitiya  Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
35
Kurunegala  Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
36
Mahawa  Pradeshiya Sabha 
18
37
Mawathagama  Pradeshiya Sabha
13
38
Narammala Pradeshiya Sabha
11
39
Nikaweratiya  Pradeshiya Sabha 
19
40
Panduwasnuwara  P'shiya Sabha
21
41
Pannala  Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
42
Polgahawela Pradeshiya Sabha 
21
43
Polpithigama  Pradeshiya Sabha 
16
44
Ridigama  Pradeshiya Sabha 
20
45
Udubaddawa  Pradeshiya Sabha 
10
46
Wariyapola  Pradeshiya Sabha 
21
05 Puttalam
47
Anamaduwa Pradeshiya Sabha 
16
48
Arachchikattuwa  Pradeshiya Sabha
12
49
Chilaw Pradeshiya Sabha
17
50
Kalpitiya  Pradeshiya Sabha
14
51
Karuwalagaswewa P'shiya Sabha
10
52
Nattandiya Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
53
Nawagattegama Pradeshiya Sabha
9
54
Puttalam  Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
55
Wanathawilluwa Pradeshiya Sabha
10
56
Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
Central Province 06 Kandy
57
Akurana Pradeshiya Sabha 
14
58
Ganga Ihala Korale P'shiya Sabha
12
59
Harispattuwa Pradeshiya Sabha 
19
60
Kandy Gravets & Gangawata Korale PS
12
61
Kundasale Pradeshiya Sabha
22
62
Meda Dumbara Pradeshiya Sabha
18
63
Minipe Pradeshiya Sabha
12
64
Panwila Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
65
Pasbage Korale Pradeshiya Sabha
11
66
Patadumbara Pradeshiya Sabha 
15
67
Patahewaheta Pradeshiya Sabha
22
68
Pujapitiya Pradeshiya Sabha 
14
69
Thumpane Pradeshiya Sabha 
16
70
Uda Palatha Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
71
Ududumbara Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
72
Udunuwara Pradeshiya Sabha 
21
73
Yatinuwara Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
07 Matale
74
Ambanganga Korale Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
75
Dambulla Pradeshiya Sabha
15
76
Galewala Pradeshiya Sabha 
15
77
Laggala-Pallegama Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
78
Matale Pradeshiya Sabha
18
79
Naula Pradeshiya Sabha
9
80
Pallepola Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
81
Rattota Pradeshiya Sabha
12
82
Ukuwela Pradeshiya Sabha 
14
83
Wilgamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
84
Yatawatta Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
  08 Nuwara Eliya
85
Ambagamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha
23
86
Hanguranketha Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
87
Kothmale Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
88
Nuwara Eliya Pradeshiya Sabha 
23
89
Walapane Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
Uva 09 Badulla
90
Badulla Pradeshiya Sabha      
9
91
Bandarawela Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
92
Ella Pradeshiy Sabha
10
93
Haldummulla Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
94
Hali-Ela Pradeshiya Sabha 
21
95
Haputale Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
96
Kandeketiya Pradeshiya Sabha
9
97
Lunugala Pradeshiya Sabha
11
98
Mahiyanganaya Pradeshiya Sabha
12
99
Meegahakiula Pradeshiya Sabha
9
100
Passara Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
101
Rideemaliyadda Pradeshiya Sabha
10
102
Soranatota Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
103
Uva Paranagama Pradeshiya Sabha
19
104
Welimada Pradeshiya Sabha 
21
10 Monaragala
105
Badalkumbara Pradeshiya Sabha
9
106
Bibila Pradeshiya Sabha
9
107
Buttala Pradeshiya Sabha 
10
108
Kataragama Pradeshiya Sabha
10
109
Madulla Pradeshiya Sabha 
10
110
Medagama Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
111
Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
112
Siyambalanduwa Pradeshiya Sabha
11
113
Thanamalwila Pradeshiya Sabha 
17
114
Wellawaya Pradeshiya Sabha 
10
Southern Province 11 Galle
115
Akmeemana Pradeshiya Sabha 
13
116
Ambalangoda Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
117
Baddegama Pradeshiya Sabha 
17
118
Balapitiya Pradeshiya Sabha 
17
119
Bentota Pradeshiya Sabha
12
120
Bope-Poddala  Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
121
Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha
15
122
Habaraduwa  Pradeshiya Sabha. 
13
123
Imaduwa Pradeshiya Sabha
9
124
Karandeniya Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
125
Nagoda Pradeshiya Sabha
13
126
Neluwa Pradeshiya Sabha
9
127
Niyagama Pradeshiya Sabha
9
128
Raggama Pradeshiya Sabha 
14
129
Thawalama Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
130
Welivitiya-Divithura Prade. Sabha
8
131
Yakkalamulla Pradeshiya Sabha 
10
12 Matara
132
Akuressa  Pradeshiya Sabha 
12
133
Athuraliya Pradeshiya Sabha
9
134
Devinuwara  Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
135
Dickwella  Pradeshiya Sabha 
14
136
Hakmana  Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
137
Kamburupitiya  Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
138
Kirinda-Puhulwella P'shiya Sabha
6
139
Kotapola  Pradeshiya Sabha 
12
140
Malimbada  Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
141
Matara  Pradeshiya Sabha 
18
142
Mulatiyana  Pradeshiya Sabha 
12
143
Pasgoda  Pradeshiya Sabha 
13
144
Pitabeddara Pradeshiya Sabha
10
145
Thihagoda  Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
146
Weligama Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
13 Hambantota
147
Ambalantota  Pradeshiya Sabha 
16
148
Angunakolapelassa  P'shiya Sabha
10
149
Beliatta  Pradeshiya Sabha
14
150
Hambantota  Pradeshiya Sabha 
7
151
Katuwana  Pradeshiya Sabha 
15
152
Lunugamvehera  Pradeshiya Sabha
9
153
Sooriyawewa Pradeshiya Sabha
5
154
Tangalle  Pradeshiya Sabha 
13
155
Tissamaharama  Pradeshiya Sabha
12
156
Weeraketiya  Pradeshiya Sabha 
19
Sabaragamuwa 14 Rathnapura
157
Ayagama Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
158
Balangoda Pradeshiya Sabha 
19
159
Ehaliyagoda Pradeshiya Sabha 
16
160
Embilipitiya Pradeshiya Sabha 
14
161
Godakawela Pradeshiya Sabha
15
162
Imbulpe Pradeshiya Sabha 
13
163
Kahawatta Pradeshiya Sabha
9
164
Kalawana Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
165
Kolonna Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
166
Kuruwita Pradeshiya Sabha
22
167
Nivithigala Pradeshiya Sabha 
13
168
Pelmadulla Pradeshiya Sabha 
19
169
Rathnapura Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
170
Weligepola Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
15 Kegalle
171
Aranayake Pradeshiya Sabha 
16
172
Bulathkohupitiya Pradeshiya Sabha
10
173
Dehiowita Pradeshiya Sabha 
19
174
Deraniyagala Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
175
Galigamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha
18
176
Kegalle Pradeshiya Sabha 
17
177
Mawanella Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
178
Rambukkana Pradeshiya Sabha 
19
179
Ruwanwella Pradeshiya Sabha 
15
180
Warakapola Pradeshiya Sabha 
22
181
Yatiyantota Pradeshiya Sabha 
15
North-Central 16 Anuradhapura
182
Galenbindunuwewa P'shiya Sabha
10
183
Galnewa Pradeshiya Sabha
9
184
Horowpathana Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
185
Ipalogama Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
186
Kahatagasdigiliya Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
187
Kebathigollawa Pradeshiya Sabha
10
188
Kekirawa Pradeshiya Sabha 
14
189
Medawachchiya Pradeshiya Sabha
9
190
Mihintale Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
191
Nochchiyagama Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
192
Nuwaragam Palatha  (East) P.S.
10
193
Nuwaragam Palatha (Central) P.S.
14
194
Padaviya Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
195
Palagala Pradeshiya Sabha
9
196
Rajanganaya Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
197
Rambewa Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
198
Thalawa Pradeshiya Sabha
18
199
Thirappane Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
17 Polonnaruwa
200
Dimbulagala Pradeshiya Sabha
12
201
Elahera Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
202
Hingurakgoda Pradeshiya Sabha 
18
203
Lankapura Pradeshiya Sabha 
12
204
Medirigiriya Pradeshiya Sabha 
17
205
Thamankaduwa Pradeshiya Sabha 
14
206
Welikanda Pradeshiya Sabha
9
Northern 18 Jaffna
207
Chavakachcheri Pradeshiya Sabha 
15
208
Delft Pradeshiya Sabha
9
209
Karinagar Pradeshiya Sabha
5
210
Kayts Pradeshiya Sabha
5
211
Nallur Pradeshiya Sabha
12
212
Point Pedro Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
213
Vadamarachchi (South-West) P.S
18
214
Valikamam (East) Pradeshiya Sabha 
21
215
Valikamam (North) P'shiya Sabha
21
216
Valikamam (West) Pradeshiya Sabha
14
217
Valikamam(South)Pradeshiya Sabha
16
218
Valikamam(South-West) P.S.
16
219
Velanei Pradeshiya Sabha  
11
19 Kilinochchi
220
Karachchi Pradeshiya Sabha
21
221
Pachchilaipalli Pradeshiya Sabha
9
222
Poonakari Pradeshiya Sabha.
10
20 Mannar
223
Mannar Pradeshiya Sabha.
9
224
Mannei West Pradeshiya Sabha
12
225
Musali Pradeshiya Sabha
9
226
Nanththan Pradeshiya Sabha
9
21 Vavuniya
227
Vavuniya North Pradeshiya Sabha
13
228
Vavuniya South Sinhala P.S
9
229
Vavuniya South Tamil P.S.
10
230
Vengalacheddikulam P.S.
9
22 Mullativu
231
Mannei (East) Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
232
Maritimepattu Pradeshiya Sabha
11
233
Puthukudiruppu Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
234
Thunukkai Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
Eastern 23 Batticaloa
235
Eravurpattu Pradeshiya Sabha
11
236
Koralaipattu Pradeshiya Sabha
11
237
Koralaipattu West Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
238
Koralaipattu North Pradeshiya Sabha
11
239
Manmunai South Eruvilpattu P.S.
10
240
Manmunai Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
241
Manmunai West Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
242
Manmunai South-West P.S.
9
243
Porativupattu Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
24 Ampara
244
Dehiyattakandiya Pradeshiya Sabha 
21
245
Damana Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
246
Uhana Pradeshiya Sabha 
15
247
Mahaoya Pradeshiya Sabha
10
248
Namaloya Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
249
Padiyatalawa Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
250
Sammanthurai Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
251
Akkaraipattu Pradeshiya Sabha
7
252
Potuvil Pradeshiya Sabha
9
253
Addalachchnai Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
254
Alayadivembu Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
255
Lahugala Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
256
Nindavur Pradeshiya Sabha 
7
257
Thirukkovil Pradeshiya Sabha
9
258
Karaithivu Pradeshiya Sabha
5
259
Navithanveli Pradeshiya Sabha
7
260
Irrakkaram Pradeshiya Sabha
7
25 Trincomalee
261
Seruvila Pradeshiya Sabha
9
262
Kantalai Pradeshiya Sabha
11
263
Morawewa Pradeshiya Sabha
9
264
Gomarankadawala Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
265
Padavisripura Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
266
Trincomalee Town & Gravets P.S.
9
267
Kuchchaveli Pradeshiya Sabha
9
268
Thampalakamam Pradeshiya Sabha 
9
269
Muttur Pradeshiya Sabha 
11
270
Kinniya Pradeshiya Sabha              
7
271
Verugal Pradeshiya Sabha
7
 
 
     
   
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