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QUESTIONS  FOR ORAL ANSWERS IN PARLIAMENT
No.0475/’10


Hon. Ravi Karunanayake – To ask the Minister of  Local Government and Provincial Councils.

(a)    Will he inform this House –

(i)    the  date on which the Local Government Election was held in 2006;

(ii)    the number of Councils won by UNP and JVP separately;

(iii)    the number of Councils which were suspended or dissolved before the due time;

(iv)    the names of those Councils; and

(v)    the dates of suspension or dissolution and the reasons to do so?


(b)     Will he state –

(i)    The names of the Councils as (a) (ii) where the Mayors have been removed, suspended, sacked or investigations are been proceeded;

(ii)    The relevant dates and the reasons as to why such actions have been taken; and

(iii)    The conclusions arrived on them as this moment?
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(c)    If not, why?


ANSWERS  
No.0475/’10



Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils

Hon. Ravi Karunanayake – 2011.10.18

(a)    (i)    On 30.03.2006 and 20.05.2006
(ii)    United National Party        -    40
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna    -    01

(iii)    05

(iv)    (1)    Colombo Municipal Council
(2)    Panadura Urban Council
(3)    Nattandiya Pradeshiya Sabha
(4)    Udapalatha Pradeshiya Sabha
(5)    Thissamaharama Pradeshiya Sabha

(v)    See annexure 01

(b)    (i)    Kandy Municipal Council

(ii)    Suspended date    - 2010.02.10
Removed date    - 2010.08.23
Due to inefficiency and improper control

(iii)    Removal from post

(c)    Will note arise.


Annexure 01

(1)    Colombo Municipal Council

Suspended date        - 29.10.2008

Dissolved date        - 23.06.2010


As it was revealed that offensive act falling under section 2 of the charter No.04 of 1991 of Western Province relating to power of supervision of administration of Local Government institutions in the Western Province have been committed functions of the Colombo Municipal Council were suspended in terms of the provisions of the above charter subject to further investigations and report.

It was dissolved in terms of the report submitted by an investigating commission comprising of two retired judges of the appeal court appointed under section 2 of the said charter.


(2)    Panadura Urban Council

Dissolved date     -    18.01.2008

As per the decision of the one member investigating commission consisting of retired high court judge that the offensive act falling under section 02 of the charter no.4 of 1991 relating to power of supervision of administration of Local Government institutions in the Western Province have been committed.

(3)    Nattandiya Pradeshiya Sabha

Dissolved date    -    02.05.2005

For having committed offensive acts falling under section 2(1) of the charter no. 01 of 1990 of the Wayamba Province relating to powers of supervision of administration of the Wayamba Province.

(4)    Udapalatha Pradeshiya Sabha

Suspended date        -    26.08.2008

Dissolved date        -    22.01.2010

Dissolved under section 2(1) of the charter no.07 of 1990 relating to supervision of administration of Local Government institutions due to inefficiency and improper control.

(5)    Thissamaharama Pradeshiya Sabha

Dissolved date    -    01.02.2010

Thissamaharama Pradeshiya Sabha was dissolved in terms of extra ordinary Gazette 1639/4 for financial irregulations and improper management.