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 and first tier municipalities in the country.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3][4]

Municipal councils[edit]

Province District Municipal council Municipality Established/
Elevated
No. of
Councillors
Mayor Area (km²)
[N 1][3]
Population
(2012)[5]
Website
Western 1 Colombo 1 Colombo Colombo 1865 53 A. J. M. Muzammil (List) 37 561,314 cmc.lk
2 Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 1959 29 (List) 21 184,468
3 Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte 1997 20 R. A. D. Janaka Ranawaka (List) 17 107,925 slida.lk/kotte
4 Kaduwela Kaduwela 2011 28 (List) 87 252,041 kaduwela.mc.gov.lk
5 Moratuwa Moratuwa 1997 29 (List) 23 168,280
2 Gampaha 6 Negombo Negombo 1950 26 Antony Jayaweera (List) 31 142,449 negombo.mc.gov.lk
7 Gampaha Gampaha 18 (List) 38 62,335
North Western 3 Kurunegala 8 Kurunegala Kurunegala 12 (List) 11 24,833
Central 4 Kandy 9 Kandy Kandy 1865 24 Sena Dissanayake (List) 27 98,828 www.kandymc.org
5 Matale 10 Matale Matale 13 (List) 9 36,462
11 Dambulla Dambulla 2011 15 (List) 54 23,814
6 Nuwara Eliya 12 Nuwara Eliya Nuwara Eliya 10 D. G. Mahinda Kumara (List) 12 23,804 nuwaraeliya.mc.gov.lk
Uva 7 Badulla 13 Badulla Badulla 15 (List) 10 42,237
14 Bandarawela Bandarawela 2011 9 (List) 27 24,168
Southern 8 Galle 15 Galle Galle 19 Kelum Senevirathna (List) 17 86,333 galle.mc.gov.lk
9 Matara 16 Matara Matara 15 Ranjith Yasaratna (List) 13 74,193
10 Hambantota 17 Hambantota Hambantota 2011 12 (List) 83 23,236
Sabaragamuwa 11 Ratnapura 18 Ratnapura Ratnapura 15 (List) 20 47,105
North Central 12 Anuradhapura 19 Anuradhapura Anuradhapura 13 (List) 36 50,595
Northern 13 Jaffna 20 Jaffna Jaffna 1949 23 Yogeswari Patkunarajah (List) 20 80,829 jaffnamc.lk
Eastern 14 Batticaloa 21 Batticaloa Batticaloa 1967 19 (List) 75 86,227 thananjeyan.wix.com/battimc
15 Ampara 22 Kalmunai Kalmunai 2001 19 Nizam Kariapper (List) 23 99,893
23 Akkaraipattu Akkaraipattu 2011 9 Ahamed Zackie Athaullah (List) 7 30,934

Notes[edit]

Parties

  Sri Lanka Freedom Party   United National Party   Sri Lanka Muslim Congress   National Congress

  1. ^ 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Compilation of Local Authority" (PDF). Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Councils. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Local government". Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Councils. Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Councils. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Area, Population, Registered voters and Employees of Municipalities, 2011 - 2012" (PDF). Statistics Statistical Abstract 2013. Department of Census and Statistics Sri Lanka. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Local Government Statistics, 2012" (PDF). www.statistics.gov.lk/. Department of Census and Statistics. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Table 2.4: Population of Municipal Councils and Urban Councils by sex Census, 2012" (PDF). Department of Census and Statistics Sri Lanka. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 

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