Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to re-amend the local government act
Thu, Dec 19, 2013, 01:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

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.

** Related Story :: Ruling alliance of Sri Lanka to expel councilors voted against the budgets of local governments

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Former Chief Minister Pillayan further remanded till February 24
-- [1 hour and 52 minutes ago]
Matthew Abeysinghe breaks Julian Bolling’s record for most gold at SAG
-- [2 hours ago]
High level Sri Lanka-Bahrain talks held to renew trade, strengthen bilateral cooperation
-- [2 hours ago]
Senior Solicitor General Jayantha Jayasuriya selected to be Sri Lanka's next Attorney General
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Speaker receives death threats for refusing demands of joint opposition
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests seven local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing
-- [4 hours ago]
Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera further remanded until 16th
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan PM decides to directly respond to MPs in parliament
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Supreme Court concludes Bhikku Kathikavath Bill contravenes the Constitution
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka investment promotion agency woos diplomats for investment
-- [5 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.