Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development

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Minister of Megapolis and Western Development of Sri Lanka
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Incumbent
Champika Ranawaka

since 4 September 2015
Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development
AppointerThe President with advice of Prime Minister
Inaugural holderChampika Ranawaka
Formation4 September 2015
Websitemegapolismin.gov.lk

Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development (Sinhala: මහානගර හා බස්නාහිර සංවර්ධන අමාත්‍යාංශය Mahanagara Ha Basnahira Sanvardhana Amathyanshaya) is an appointment in the Cabinet of Sri Lanka formulated by Ranil Wickremesinghe government that came into power in August 2015 elections of Sri Lanka. The ministry is in charge of discovering solutions to resolve the garbage, housing of shanty dwellers issues as well drawing new traffic plans to avoid traffic jams in busy towns. The ministry plans to develop new cities in Bandaragama, Kadawatha, Kottawa and Kerawalapitiya surrounding the outer circular that will be soon under construction as a part of the megapolis development plan.[1][2]

The state institutions coming under the purview of the ministry are National Physical Planning Department, Urban Development Authority and Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation.[3]

The ministry is to establish a Megapolis Authority under a parliamentary act, to plan the development activities of the Western Province. These will be implemented through the provincial council, local councils and the Urban Development Authority.[1]

List of Megapolis and Western Development Ministers[edit]

Parties

  Sri Lanka Freedom Party   Jathika Hela Urumaya

Name Portrait Party Tenure President
Champika Ranawaka Ranil Wickremesinghe Jathika Hela Urumaya 4 September 2015 – Present Maithripala Sirisena

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Megapolis Authority to be set up". The Sunday Times. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  2. ^ "LIST OF CABINET MINISTERS". Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  3. ^ http://documents.gov.lk/Extgzt/2015/PDF/Sep/1933_13/1933_13(E).pdf

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