Kattankudi Urban Council

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Kattankudy Urban Council
Type
Type
Leadership
Chairman
Asfar Mohamed Shahul Hameed, UPFA
since March 2011
Deputy Chairman
Mohamed Ibraheem Mohamed Jaseem, UPFA
since March 2011
Secretary
A. L. M. Haniffa
Seats 9
Elections
Last election
Sri Lankan local government elections, 2011

Kattankudy Urban Council (KUC) is the local authority for the town of Kattankudy in eastern Sri Lanka.[1] KUC is responsible for providing a variety of local public services including roads, sanitation, drains, housing, libraries, public parks and recreational facilities. It has 9 members elected using the open list proportional representation system.

Election results[edit]

2006 local government election[edit]

Results of the local government election held on 20 May 2006:[2]

Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
  Independent 6 (Sri Lanka Muslim Congress) 8,909 55.62% 6
Independent 3 3,223 20.12% 1
  United People's Freedom Alliance (NUA, SLFP et al.) 2,486 15.52% 1
National Congress 968 6.04% 1
Independent 1 251 1.57% 0
  United National Party 138 0.86% 0'
Independent 4 24 0.15% 0
Independent 2 11 0.07% 0
Independent 5 8 0.05% 0
Valid Votes 16,018 100.00% 9
Rejected Votes 668
Total Polled 16,686
Registered Electors 24,370
Turnout 68.47%

The following candidates were elected:[3] Sahul Hameed Mohamed Asfer (SLMC); Aliyar Lebbe Abdul Jawath (SLMC); Meera Mohaideen Kalanther Lebbe (SLMC); Ahamed Lebbe Mohamed Marzook (SLMC); Umar Lebbe Mohamed Noorul Mubeen (SLMC); Abdul Majeedu Mohamadu Rauffu (UPFA); Abdul Azeez Mohamed Rooby (NC); Atham Lebbe Mohamed Saleem (SLMC); and Abdul Sathar Muhammed Zulfi (Ind 3).

Aliyar Lebbe Abdul Jawath (SLMC) and Umar Lebbe Mohamed Noorul Mubeen (SLMC) were appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.

The term of the council was due to expire in 2010 but on 22 December 2009 Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Janaka Bandara Tennakoon extended it until 31 March 2011.[4]

2011 local government election[edit]

Results of the local government election held on 17 March 2011:[5]

Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
  United People's Freedom Alliance (NC, ACMC, SLFP et al.) 10,357 53.12% 6
Independent 1 6,809 34.92% 2
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 1,429 7.33% 1
  United National Party 337 1.73% 0
Independent 6 324 1.66% 0
Independent 14 146 0.75% 0
Independent 3 30 0.15% 0
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 24 0.12% 0
Independent 4 24 0.12% 0
Independent 12 6 0.03% 0
Independent 2 3 0.02% 0
Independent 7 3 0.02% 0
Independent 8 2 0.01% 0
Independent 13 2 0.01% 0
Independent 5 1 0.01% 0
Independent 9 1 0.00% 0
Independent 10 1 0.00% 0
Independent 11 0 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 19,499 100.00% 9
Rejected Votes 381
Total Polled 19,880
Registered Electors 26,454
Turnout 75.15%

The following candidates were elected:[6] Hayathu Mohamed Mohamed Bakkir; Asfar Mohamed Shahul Hameed (UPFA); Abdul Gafoor Muhamathu Haroon; Mohamed Ibraheem Mohamed Jaseem (UPFA); Mohamed Musthafa Abdul Latheef; Muhamathu Musthafa Abdul Rahuman; Abdul Majeed Mohamed Rauff; Ameer hamsa Ummu Salma; and Mohamed Sudeek Mohamed Siyad.

Asfar Mohamed Shahul Hameed (UPFA) and Mohamed Ibraheem Mohamed Jaseem (UPFA) were appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kattankudy Urban Council". Government of Sri Lanka. 
  2. ^ "Local Authorities Election 2006 Final Results Kattankudi Urban Council". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  3. ^ "PART IV (B) — LOCAL GOVERNMENT Notices under the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTIONS ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 262)". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. 1447/36. 2 June 2006. 
  4. ^ "Extraodinary Gazette No. 1633/09". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Government of Sri Lanka. 23 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Local Authorities Election - 17.03.2011 Batticaloa District Kattankudi Urban Council". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  6. ^ "PART IV (B) — LOCAL GOVERNMENT Notices under the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance (Chapter 262) LOCAL AUTHORITY ELECTIONS ORDINANCE". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. 1699/5. 28 March 2011.