Municipal councils of Sri Lanka
|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|
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. 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. 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.
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