Urban councils of Sri Lanka

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There are 41 Urban councils in Sri Lanka, which are the legislative bodies that preside over the second tier municipalities in the country.[1][2] Introduced in 1987 through the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka, Urban councils became a devolved subject under the Provincial Councils in the Local Government system of Sri Lanka.[3] The Urban councils collectively govern approximately 1,388,000 people. There are 417 Councillors in total, ranging from 22 to 7 per council.[4][5]

Urban councils[edit]

Current[edit]

Province District Urban council Municipality Established/
Elevated
No. of
Councillors
Chairman Area (km²)
[N 1][4]
Population
(2012)[6]
Website
Western 1 Colombo 1 Kolonnawa Kolonnawa 11 (List) 60,044
2 Seethawakapura Seethawakapura 11 (List) 30,308 seethawakapura.uc.gov.lk
3 Maharagama Maharagama 22 (List) 196,423
4 Boralesgamuwa Boralesgamuwa 9 (List) 60,110
5 Kesbewa Kesbewa 17 (List) 185,122
2 Gampaha 6 Wattala-Mabola Wattala-Mabola 9 (List) 28,031
7 Peliyagoda Peliyagoda 9 (List) 27,736
8 Katunayake-Seeduwa Katunayake-Seeduwa 9 (List) 60,915
9 Minuwangoda Minuwangoda 11 (List) 7,523
10 Ja-Ela Ja-Ela 9 Shammika Dias (List) 31,232
3 Kalutara 11 Panadura Panadura 9 (List) 30,069
12 Horana Horana 9 (List) 9,550
13 Kalutara Kalutara 1923 11 Deshakeerthi Al Haj M. M. M. Jauffer (List) 32,417
14 Beruwala Beruwala 9 (List) 37,793
North Western 4 Kurunegala 15 Kuliyapitiya Kuliyapitiya 9 (List) 5,509
5 Kalutara 16 Puttalam Puttalam 9 K. A. Baiz (List) 45,511 puttalamuc.com
17 Chilaw Chilaw 11 (List) 21,441
Central 6 Kandy 18 Wattegama Wattegama 9 (List) 8,157
19 Kadugannawa Kadugannawa 11 (List) 12,654
20 Gampola Gampola 15 (List) 37,871
21 Nawalapitiya Nawalapitiya 9 (List) 13,338
7 Nuwara Eliya 22 Hatton-Dickoya Hatton-Dickoya 9 (List) 14,585
23 Talawakele-Lindula Talawakele-Lindula 9 Asoka Sepala (List) 4,691 talawakelle-lindula.uc.gov.lk
Uva 8 Badulla 24 Haputale Haputale 9 (List) 5,288
Southern 9 Galle 25 Ambalangoda Ambalangoda 12 M. W. Aruna Pradeep (List) 20 19,990 ambalangoda.uc.gov.lk
26 Hikkaduwa Hikkaduwa 11 Vinie Kariyawasam (List) 27,075
10 Matara 27 Weligama Weligama 10 Mohomad Husein Hajiyar Muhammad (List) 22,377
11 Hambantota 28 Tangalle Tangalle 9 Anil Sellahendi (List) 8,473
Sabaragamuwa 12 Ratnapura 29 Balangoda Balangoda 9 (List) 16,510 balangoda.uc.gov.lk
30 Embilipitiya Embilipitiya 2006 7 Wewelduwe Gnanapraba Thero (List) 36,712 embilipitiya.uc.gov.lk
13 Kegalle 31 Kegalle Kegalle 11 (List) 15,993
Northern 14 Jaffna 32 Point Pedro Point Pedro 9 Sabanayagam Raveenthiran (List) 12,334
33 Valvettithurai Valvettithurai 9 Nadarajah Anantharaj (List) 8,283
34 Chavakachcheri Chavakachcheri 11 Rapiyel Thevasagayampillai (List) 16,129
15 Mannar 35 Mannar Mannar 2006 7 Santhanpillai Gnanaprgasam (List) 24,417
16 Vavuniya 36 Vavuniya Vavuniya 11 Iyaththurai Kanagiah (List) 34,816
Eastern 17 Batticaloa 37 Kattankudi Kattankudi 9 Asfar Mohamed Shahul Hameed (List) 40,356 kattankudy.uc.gov.lk
38 Eravur Eravur 2011 9 Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana (List) 24,643
18 Ampara 39 Ampara Ampara 9 Indika Naleen Jayavikrama (List) 22,511
19 Trincomalee 40 Trincomalee Trincomalee 1940 12 Kanthasamy Selvarajah (List) 48,351
41 Kinniya Kinniya 2006 7 Mohamad Maharoof Hilmi (List) 36,772

Former[edit]

Elevated to Municipal council status in 1997
Elevated to Municipal council status in 2011

Notes[edit]

Parties

      United People's Freedom Alliance       United National Party       Tamil National Alliance

  1. ^ 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Compilation of Local Authority" (PDF). Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Councils. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Results of Local Authorities Elections 2006/2008". www.slelections.gov.lk. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  3. ^ "Local government". Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Councils. Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Councils. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Local Government Statistics, 2012" (PDF). http://www.statistics.gov.lk/. Department of Census and Statistics. Retrieved 5 December 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ "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.