‘LG bodies will be strengthened to achieve development goals’ | Daily News

‘LG bodies will be strengthened to achieve development goals’

The Government will bring amendments to make Local Government Authorities stronger and more stable to achieve development goals,” Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon said.

The previous government deliberately neglected the Local Government Institutions and let them decay to disguise their political defeat. Ultimately, the rural people missed development opportunities,” he said.

The Minister was addressing the gathering at a ceremony where office equipment worth Rs.11 million was distributed for four Local Government Institutions in Dambulla recently.

The victory at the Local Government Elections was a main reason for the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) farward march. We must make them stronger for the benefit of the rural people,” he said.

He said that a Cabinet memorandum to amend the Local Government Authorities Act, which is almost.30 years old, will be presented to the Cabinet shortly. Once the approval is given, the Act will be amended and strengthened the Local Government Authorities,” he said.