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* Sri Lankan government establishes several new local government bodies
Fri, Jan 7, 2011, 08:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 07, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to establish four new Municipal Councils, one Urban Council and nine Pradeshiya Sabhas.

According to the Local Government and Provincial Councils Ministry, Dambulla, Bandarawela, Kaduwela and Akkaraipattu have been named as the new Municipal Councils.

Eravur has been named as the new Urban Council.

The new Pradeshiya Sabhas are Irakkaman, Narammala, Millaniya, Lunugala, Welipitiya, Bamunakotuwa, Pallama, Delthota and Gonapinuwala.

Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister, A.L.M. Athaulla has said that elections to these local government bodies would also be held along with the rest in March this year.

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