A gazette has been issued to establish an Urban Council in Sainthamaruthu.
Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils &
Local Government, Janaka Bandara Tennakoon, issued the gazette notice by the virtue of the powers vested in him by Section 2, 3 and 9 of the Urban Councils Ordinance (Chapter 255).
Accordingly, the term of office of the Sainthamaruthu Urban Council will commence on the 20th March 2022.
The Minister has also dissolved the Kalmunai Municipal Council in order to vary the limits of Kalmunai Municipal Council and for the purpose of constituting new Local Authorities with effect from 19th March, 2022.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa made a promise to establish an Urban Council in Sainthamaruthu before the presidential election last year.
Independent Presidential Candidate M.L.A.M. Hizbullah had also mentioned this on his election manifesto named “Our Dreams”.
Under the topic administrative unit, Hizbullah had stated that an urban council will be established in the Sainthamaruthu area.