Municipal councils of Sri Lanka

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There are 23 Municipal councils in Sri Lanka, which are the legislative bodies that preside over the largest cities in the country. Introduced in 1987 through the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka, municipal councils became a devolved subject under the Provincial Councils in the Local Government system of Sri Lanka.[1] The municipal councils collectively govern 2,765,533 people within a 698 square kilometer area. There are 445 Councillors in total, ranging from 53 to 9 per council.[2][3]

Municipal councils[edit]

Province District Municipality No. of Councillors Area (km²)[N 1][2] Population[N 2][2] Website
Western 1 Colombo 1 Colombo 53 37 693,596 cmc.lk
2 Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 29 21 233,290
3 Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte 20 17 125,270 slida.lk/kotte
4 Kaduwela 28 87 250,668 kaduwela.mc.gov.lk
5 Moratuwa 29 23 191,634
2 Gampaha 6 Negombo 26 31 141,520 negombo.mc.gov.lk
7 Gampaha 18 38 67,990
North Western 3 Kurunegala 8 Kurunegala 12 11 31,299
Central 4 Kandy 9 Kandy 24 27 125,182 www.kandymc.org
5 Matale 10 Matale 13 9 48,225
11 Dambulla 15 54 26,000
6 Nuwara Eliya 12 Nuwara Eliya 10 12 35,081 nuwaraeliya.mc.gov.lk
Uva 7 Badulla 13 Badulla 15 10 42,066
14 Bandarawela 9 27 36,778
Southern 8 Galle 15 Galle 19 17 101,159 galle.mc.gov.lk
9 Matara 16 Matara 15 13 90,000
10 Hambantota 17 Hambantota 12 83 22,978
Sabaragamuwa 11 Ratnapura 18 Ratnapura 15 20 52,000
North Central 12 Anuradhapura 19 Anuradhapura 13 36 109,175
Northern 13 Jaffna 20 Jaffna 23 20 90,279 jaffnamc.lk
Eastern 14 Batticaloa 21 Batticaloa 19 75 92,120 thananjeyan.wix.com/battimc
15 Ampara 22 Kalmunai 19 23 120,000
23 Akkaraipattu 9 7 39,223

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 2012
  2. ^ 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local government". Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Councils. Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Councils. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Area, Population, Registered voters and Employees of Municipalities, 2011 - 2012". Statistics Statistical Abstract 2013. Department of Census and Statistics Sri Lanka. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Local Government Statistics, 2012". http://www.statistics.gov.lk/. Department of Census and Statistics. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 

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