Cabinet suspends Gazette issued to establish Sainthamaruthu UC

Feb 20, 2020 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has decided to suspend the decision to establish the Sainthamaruthu Urban Council.

Accordingly, the extraordinary gazette notification issued on 15 February 2020 to dissolve the Kalmunai Municipal Council in order to establish the Sainthamaruthu Urban Council has been suspended.

Co-cabinet spokesman Bandula Gunawardhana said that if there is a need to change the existing local authorities it should only be done considering the country as a whole, not on an individual basis.