Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council

The Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council is the local council for Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the administrative city of Sri Lanka. The council was first formed as Kotte Urban Development Council which was established in the 1930s and the council became Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council in 1997, Chandra Silva was elected as the first mayor.[5]

Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council

  • ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර කෝට්ටේ මහා නගර සභාව  (Sinhala)
  • ஸ்ரீ ஜெயவர்தனபுர கோட்டே நகராட்சி மன்றம்  (Tamil)
Type
Type
Term limits
4 years
History
FoundedJanuary 1, 1997; 24 years ago (1997-01-01)
Preceded byKotte Urban Council (1940 - 1997)
Leadership
Mayor
Deputy Mayor
Premalal Athukorala[2], Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna
since February 2018
Mrs. A. D. S. Sadeeka[3]
Structure
Seats38[4]
Sri Lanka Kotte Municipal Council 2018.svg
Political groups
Government [4]
  •   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (18)
  •   United People's Freedom Alliance (5)

Opposition [4]

Elections
open list proportional representation system
Last election
10 February 2018
Next election
2022
Meeting place
No. 06, Nawala Road, Rajagiriya
Website
https://www.kotte.mc.gov.lk

Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council area is bounded by the Kolonnawa Urban Council to the North, the Kotikawatta – Mulleriyawa Pradeshiya Sabha to the North East, Kaduwela Municipal Council to the East, Maharagama Urban Council to the South East, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council to the South West, and Colombo Municipal Council to the West.

Municipal structure [6]Edit

 
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is located at the south east of Colombo.

The Kotte Urban Development Council was created in the 1930s, with a modern building at Rajagiriya. It was succeeded by the Kotte Urban Council, which had a large section of its area removed and tagged onto the Colombo Municipal Council ward of Borella while the Battaramulla urban council was dissolved and a small section of Battaramulla tagged onto the Kotte Urban Council. The Kotte Urban Council became the Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council in 1997, with Chandra Silva as the first Mayor.

There are 20 Members of the Municipal Council (MMCs), elected on proportional representation. There are 18 wards, but these are now merely polling divisions, without individual representation.

Political party Council members
1991 1997 2002 2006 2011 2018
SLPP - - - - - 18
18 / 38
UNP 8 7 11 6 5 12
12 / 38
UPFA[a] 11 11 8 11 13 5
5 / 38
JVP - 1 1 1 0 3
3 / 38
LSSP - - - - 1
JHU - - 0 1 -
MEP - 1 - - -
Ind 1 0 0 0 1
Total 20 20 20 20 20 38


ZonesEdit

Wards [7]Edit

Ward No Ward Name
01 Obesekarapura
02 Moragasmulla
03 Meda Welikada
04 Rajagiriya
05 Bandaranayakapura
06 Nawala West
07 Koswatta
08 Ethulkotte
09 Pitakotte East
10 Pitakotte
11 Pitakotte West
12 Nawala East
13 Nugegoda West
14 Pagoda North
15 Gangodavila East
16 Pagoda South
17 Nugegoda East
18 Gangodavila West

Grama Niladhari DivisionEdit

Division No Division Name
514 Welikada East
514A Welikada West
514B Rajagiriya
514C Obesekarapura
514D Welikada North
519 Nugegoda
519A Pagoda
519B Nugegoda West
519C Pagoda East
520 Nawala West
520A Koswatte
520B Nawala East
521 Ethul Kotte
521A Ethul Kotte West
522 Pitakotte West
522A Pitakotte East
522B Pitakotte
526 Gangodavila North
526A Gangodavila South
526C Gangodavila East

DemographicsEdit

Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious urban centre. According to the census of 2012 the demographics by ethnicity and religion is as follows:

Population by Religion (2012)

  Buddhists (77.06%)
  Catholics (7.28%)
  Muslims (6.30%)
  Other Christians (4.69%)
  Hinduism (4.52%)
  Other (0.15%)
Religious Identification in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipality area [8][9]
Population (2012) % of Total
Buddhist 82,841 77.06%
Roman Catholic 7,827 7.28%
Islam 6,772 6.30%
Other Christian 5,040 4.69%
Hindu 4,864 4.52%
Other 164 0.15%
Total 107,508 100.00%

Population by Ethnicity (2012)

  Sinhalese (84.89%)
  Sri Lankan Tamils (6.98%)
  Sri Lankan Moors (4.84%)
  Other (3.29%)
Ethnic Identification in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipality area [10][11]
Population (2012) % of Total
Sinhalese 91,268 84.89%
Sri Lankan Tamil 7,503 6.98%
Sri Lankan Moor 5,207 4.84%
Burgher 1,049 0.98%
Other 840 0.78%
Indian Tamil 801 0.75%
Malay 710 0.66%
Sri Lankan Chetty 72 0.07%
Baratha 58 0.05%
Total 107,508 100.00%

RepresentationEdit

The Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council is divided into 16 wards and is represented by 20 councillors, elected using an open list proportional representation system.[12]

2011 Local government electionEdit

Results of the local government election held on 8 October 2011.[13]

Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
  United People's Freedom Alliance (NC, ACMC, SLFP et al.) 26,723 63.57% 13
  United National Party 10,830 25.76% 5
Independent Group 3 2,178 5.18% 1
  Lanka Sama Samaja Party 1,291 3.07% 1
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 942 2.24% 0
Independent Group 6 28 0.07% 0
Independent Group 1 17 0.042% 0
Independent Group 2 7 0.02% 0
Independent Group 4 7 0.02% 0
Independent Group 1 8 0.01% 0
Independent Group 4 8 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 6 0.01% 0
Independent Group 5 5 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 42,034 96.96% 20
Rejected Votes 1,319
Total Polled 43,353
Registered Electors 73,486
Turnout 58.99%

The Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council has six standing departments each headed by the mayor. The standing committees are Accounts Department, Municipal Engineering Department, Health Development, Veterinary Department, Legal Department and Public Utility Department.[14]

External linksEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ As SLFP in 1991 and as PA in 1997 and 2002.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Message of the Mayor". Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Message of the Deputy Mayor". Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Message of the Municipal Commissioner". Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Local Authority - Sri Jayewardenapura Kotte Municipal Council". Ada Derana. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  5. ^ "About – Kotte Municipal Council". Government of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte Municipal Council - Colombo District".
  7. ^ "Ward Map of Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte Municipal Council - Colombo District" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Department of Census and Statistics Sri Lanka - Population by ethnicity and district according to Divisional Secretary's Division, 2012".
  9. ^ "Department of Census and Statistics Sri Lanka - Population by divisional secretariat division, religion and sex- 2012" (PDF).
  10. ^ "Department of Census and Statistics Sri Lanka - Population by ethnicity and district according to Divisional Secretary's Division, 2012".
  11. ^ "Department of Census and Statistics Sri Lanka - Population by divisional secretariat division, religion and sex- 2012" (PDF).
  12. ^ "Compilation of Local Authority - Municipal Councils". Ministry of Local Governments and Provincial Councils. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Municipal Council – Local Authorities Elections". Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Kotte Municipal Council". pp. Click on Roles of the Departments menu. Retrieved 24 September 2015.