Feb 20, 2020

Gazette establishing Sainthamaruthu UC, withdrawn

The government has decided to temporarily suspend the gazette to establish a separate Urban Council for Sainthamaruthu.

The decision was taken a short while ago.

Earlier this month, an Gazette Extraordinary was issued to establish the Sainthamaruthu Urban Council, by the minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils & Local Government Janaka Bandara Tennakoon.

Meanwhile, earlier this week, a petition calling to constitute a separate Pradeshiya Sabha for the village of Sainthamaruthu, was withdrawn.

The Supreme Court bench taking up the petition, was informed that the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government has already issued a Gazette notification for the establishment of a new separate Urban Council for Sainthamaruthu.