Kalutara Urban Council

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Kalutura Urban Council
Type
Type
Leadership
Chairman
Sama Sri,Deshakthi M.Ameer Nazeer,, United National Party
since March 2018
Deputy Chairman
Mr. Onil Perera,, Independent Group
since March 2018
Secretary
Mrs. U.A.G.G.UdageArachchi
Seats20
Elections
open list proportional representation system
Last election
2018 Sri Lankan local government elections

Kalutura Urban Council (KUC) is the local authority for the town of Kalutara in the Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka. The KUC is responsible for providing a variety of local public services including roads, sanitation, drains, housing, libraries, public parks and recreational facilities. It has 20 councillors elected using an open list proportional representation system.[1]

History[edit]

The Kalutara Urban Council was established in 1878 as the Kalutara Divisional Health Council. The inaugural Divisional Health Council consisted of a chairman, two officers and three elected members. The first elected chairman was T. R. Sonders and the first secretary was H. H. Kamoran.

The Divisional Health Council operated between 1878 and 15 December 1922.

The first Urban Council meeting was held on 6 January 1923 and the first elected chairman was Arthur D. Abrew.

The population of the Kalutara Urban Council is 37,081 and the area is 19.8 km2 (7.6 sq mi).

Election results[edit]

2018 local government election[edit]

Results of the local government election held on 8 February 2018:[2]

Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
  United National Party 8,605 43.96% 9
  Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna 6,333 32.35% 5
  United People's Freedom Alliance (NC, ACMC, SLFP et al.) 1,722 8.8% 2
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1,459 7.45% 1
  All Ceylon Makkal Congress 907 4.63% 1
Independent Group 514 2.63% 1
National Peoples Party 19 0.1% 0
  Nava Sama Samaja Party 15 0.08% 0
Valid Votes 19,574 100.00% 20
Rejected Votes 350
Total Polled 19,924
Registered Electors 25,044
Turnout 78.58%

2011 local government election[edit]

Results of the local government election held on 17 March 2011:[3][4]

Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
  United National Party 8,571 55.59% 7
  United People's Freedom Alliance (NC, ACMC, SLFP et al.) 5,822 37.76% 4
  People's Liberation Front 652 4.23% 0
Independent 1 221 1.43% 0
Independent 2 132 0.86% 0
  United Democratic Front 11 0.07% 0
Independent 3 5 0.03% 0
Patriotic National Front 4 0.03% 0
Valid Votes 15,418 100.00% 11
Rejected Votes 539
Total Polled 15,957
Registered Electors 23,308
Turnout 68.46%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Compilation of Local Authority - Urban Councils". Ministry of Local Governments and Provincial Councils. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  2. ^ Urban Council "Local Authorities Election Results - 2018 - Kalutara Urban Council" Check |url= value (help). Adadarena. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Local Authorities Election - 17.03.2011 Kalutara District Kalutara Urban Council". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  4. ^ "2011 Local Government Elections - Kalutara Urban Council". Sri Lanka Elections. Archived from the original on 4 December 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.