Kinniya Urban Council

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Kinniya Urban Council
Type
Type
Leadership
Chairman
Mohamad Maharoof Hilmi, UPFA
since March 2011
Deputy Chairman
Mohamed Cassim Sabarulla, UPFA
since March 2011
Secretary
S. Ameerullah
Seats 7
Elections
Last election
Sri Lankan local government elections, 2011

Kinniya Urban Council (KUC) is the local authority for the town of Kinniya 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 7 members elected using the open list proportional representation system.

History[edit]

Kinniya Urban Council was created with effect from 15 April 2006 from parts of Kinniya Rural Council (Kinniya Pradesha Sabhai or Kinniya Pradeshiya Sabha).[2]

Election results[edit]

2006 local government election[edit]

Results of the local government election held on 30 March 2006:[3]

Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
  United National Party / Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 6,061 39.33% 4
  United People's Freedom Alliance (NUA, NC, SLFP et al.) 5,904 38.31% 2
  Tamil National Alliance (ITAK, EPRLF (S), TELO, ACTC) 1,393 9.04% 1
Independent 3 1,310 8.50% 0
Independent 1 724 4.70% 0
Independent 2 19 0.12% 0
Valid Votes 15,411 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 584
Total Polled 15,995
Registered Electors 20,704
Turnout 77.26%

The following candidates were elected:[4] Ahamed Lebbe Seyyed Mohamed Buhary (UNP/SLMC); Hajju Mohamed Mohamed Faiz (UPFA); Thangarasa Idayarasa (TNA); Abdulla Mohamed Saalih Mohamed (UNP/SLMC); Mohamed Ameen Mohamed Mujeep (UNP/SLMC); Abdul Careem Abdul Nazar (UPFA); and Iyuoob Thuwan Sabreen (UNP/SLMC).

Abdulla Mohamed Saalih Mohamed (UNP/SLMC) and Mohamed Ameen Mohamed Mujeep (UNP/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.[5]

2011 local government election[edit]

Results of the local government election held on 17 March 2011:[6]

Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
  United People's Freedom Alliance (SLMC, NC, ACMC, SLFP et al.) 6,876 46.50% 5
  United National Party 3,727 25.21% 1
Independent 1 3,285 22.22% 1
  Tamil National Alliance (ITAK, EPRLF (S), TELO, PLOTE, TULF, TNLA) 704 4.76% 0
Liberal Party of Sri Lanka 135 0.91% 0
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 41 0.28% 0
Independent 6 7 0.05% 0
Independent 2 4 0.03% 0
Independent 4 3 0.02% 0
Independent 7 3 0.02% 0
Independent 5 1 0.01% 0
Independent 3 0 0.00% 0
Independent 8 0 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 14,786 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 436
Total Polled 15,222
Registered Electors 21,069
Turnout 72.25%

The following candidates were elected:[7] Seyed Mohamed Buhary Mohamed Haaris; Mohamad Maharoof Hilmi (UPFA); Abdul Kuddus Muhammadu Fajal Kuddus; Mohamed Marsook Riswan Mohamed; Abdul Salam Muhammathu Nazeer; Mohamed Cassim Sabarulla (UPFA); and Iyoob Thuvan Safreen.

Mohamad Maharoof Hilmi (UPFA) and Mohamed Cassim Sabarulla (UPFA) were appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kinniya Urban Council". Government of Sri Lanka. 
  2. ^ "PART IV (B) - LOCAL GOVERNMENT Local Government Notifications URBAN COUNCILS ORDINANCE". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. 1423/2. 12 December 2005. 
  3. ^ "Local Authorities Election 2006 Final Results Kinniya Urban Council". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  4. ^ "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. 1440/11. 10 April 2006. 
  5. ^ "Extraodinary Gazette No. 1633/09". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Government of Sri Lanka. 23 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Local Authorities Election - 17.03.2011 Trincomalee District Kinniya Urban Council". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  7. ^ "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.