Municipal councils of Sri Lanka

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Party Population
(2012)[1]
Land area (km²) Votes % Seats No. of Municipalities
United National Party - - - - - 10
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna - - - - - 9
Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi 167,056 95 31,893 - 33 2
Sri Lanka Freedom Party - - 9,020 - 5 1
National Congress 30,934 7 11,988 - 13 1
Independents 24,168 27 8,188 - 10 1
Total 2,765,533+ 698+ - - 836 24

There are 24 Municipal councils in Sri Lanka, which are the legislative bodies that preside over the largest cities and first tier municipalities in the country.[2] 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.[3] Until 2017 municipal councils collectively governed 2,765,533 people within a 698 square kilometer area. There were 445 Councillors in total, ranging from 53 to 9 per council.[4][5]

The last council to be created was Polonnaruwa Municipal Council on 30 June 2017, bifurcated from Thamankaduwa Pradeshiya Sabha.[6]

Municipal councils[edit]

Parties

  United National Party   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna   Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi   National Congress   Independent   Sri Lanka Freedom Party

Province District Municipal council Municipality Established/
Elevated
No. of
Councillors
Mayor Area (km²)
[N 1][4]
Population
(2012)[1]
Website
Western 1 Colombo 1 Colombo Colombo 1865 119 (List) 37 561,314 cmc.lk
2 Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 1959 48 (List) 21 184,468 dmmc.lk
3 Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte 1997 38 (List) 17 107,925 slida.lk/kotte
4 Kaduwela Kaduwela 2011 48 (List) 87 252,041 kaduwela.mc.gov.lk
5 Moratuwa Moratuwa 1997 48 (List) 23 168,280
2 Gampaha 6 Negombo Negombo 1950 48 (List) 31 142,449 negombo.mc.gov.lk
7 Gampaha Gampaha 30 (List) 38 62,335 gampaha.mc.gov.lk
North Western 3 Kurunegala 21 Kurunegala Kurunegala 12 (List) 11 24,833 kurunegala.mc.gov.lk
Central 4 Kandy 9 Kandy Kandy 1865 41 (List) 27 98,828 www.kandymc.org
5 Matale 10 Matale Matale 21 (List) 26 38,229
11 Dambulla Dambulla 2011 23 (List) 58 24,967
6 Nuwara Eliya 12 Nuwara Eliya Nuwara Eliya 23 (List) 12 23,804 nuwaraeliya.mc.gov.lk
Uva 7 Badulla 13 Badulla Badulla 25 (List) 10 42,237
14 Bandarawela Bandarawela 2011 17 (List) 27 24,168
Southern 8 Galle 15 Galle Galle 35 (List) 17 86,333 galle.mc.gov.lk
9 Matara 16 Matara Matara 30 (List) 13 74,193
10 Hambantota 17 Hambantota Hambantota 2011 21 (List) 83 23,236
Sabaragamuwa 11 Ratnapura 18 Ratnapura Ratnapura 25 (List) 20 47,105
North Central 12 Anuradhapura 19 Anuradhapura Anuradhapura 29 (List) 36 50,595
13 Polonnaruwa 20 Polonnaruwa Polonnaruwa 2017 11 (List)
Northern 14 Jaffna 20 Jaffna Jaffna 1949 45 (List) 20 80,829 jaffnamc.lk
Eastern 15 Batticaloa 21 Batticaloa Batticaloa 1967 38 (List) 75 86,227 thananjeyan.wix.com/battimc
16 Ampara 22 Kalmunai Kalmunai 2001 41 (List) 23 99,893
23 Akkaraipattu Akkaraipattu 2011 20 (List) 7 30,934

Municipal councils by party

  National Congress (4.16%)
  Independent (4.16%)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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.
  2. ^ "Compilation of Local Authority" (PDF). Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Councils. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Local government". Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Councils. Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Councils. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. 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). www.statistics.gov.lk/. Department of Census and Statistics. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  6. ^ "City Of Polonnaruwa To Be Elevated To Municipal Council". Retrieved 11 February 2018.

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