Local Authorities who are under the Ministry of Local Government (WP)

The Local Authorities are responsible for providing services for the comfort, convenience and well-being of the community in respective areas. The Local Authority carries out;

  • Regulatory and administrative functions
  • Promote public health and sanitation
  • Environmental sanitation
  • Public thoroughfares and public utility services.

Sri Lanka has a long history of local government and local authority. After introducing the 13th Amendment to the constitution in 1987, Local Government became a devolved subject under the Provincial Councils.

The Local Government System consisted of Municipal Councils, Urban Councils, Pradeshiya Sabhas which are govern by three main laws

The Local Authorities who are under the Western Provincial Council has mentioned below.