Dec 19, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to amend the Local Government Act again to allow the chairpersons and Mayors to stay in power despite the budgets proposed by them are defeated at the local councils.
The President addressing the central committee of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main constituent party of the ruling alliance, said yesterday that the reason for the defeat of 2014 budget proposals in a number of ruling party controlled councils was the Deputy Chairmen want to be promoted to chair the local bodies.
The government amended the local government act last year also and the present situation was paved by that amendment, analysts say.
The SLFP decided to oust the party councilors who voted against the budget proposals of the ruling party run local councils.
The President vowed not to allow local governments to defeat budget proposals this way in the future.