StateSecMr. S. D. A. B. Boralessa
Secretary,
State Ministry of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports

Vision

A Provincial and Local Government System which is effective, collaborative, innovative and accountable and provide high quality services in the communities.

Mission

  • Formulate policies to develop the provincial and local government system.
  • Enhance the capacity of provincial and local government to exercise their powers and provide services and
  • Ensure public interests and reflected in the provincial and local government system.
  • Work for the betterment of communities through partnerships with provincial councils, local governments and other organizations.

Scope and Functions

As per the subjects and functions of the new Ministries published by the extraordinary gazette dated 21-09-2015 of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ,scopes and functions come under the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government are undermentioned.

  • Formulation, Monitoring and Evaluation of policies, programmes and projects related to subjects of Provincial Councils & Local Government, Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance and Local Loans and Development Fund.
  • Regulation of the activities of Provincial Councils.
  • Regulation of the affairs of Local Authorities
  • Training of members, officers and employees of Provincial Councils.
  • Government activities related to Local Authorities
  • Provide loan facilities for Local Authorities to improve public amenities.
  • Training of members, officers and employees of Local Authorities
  • Conduct researches on every facet of the administration of Provincial Councils and Local Authorities.
  • All the other affairs related to the scopes assigned to Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance and Local Loans and Development Fund.
  • Supervision of the said institutions.

Policies and Strategies

Policy

Reduce the inter - regional disparities and improving provincial contribution to GDP while ensuring self - sustained Provinces.

Strategies
  • Enhancing income generation capacity of every province while using available human capital and environmental resources effectively applying Good Governance.
  • Formulate and introduce an appropriate policies and long run programs to minimize the out-migration of the Provinces which have relatively higher rate of out migration.
  • Ensuring the utility of available human resources in each province for overall socioeconomic development process of the country.
  • Mobilization of resources available in the provinces and empowerment of values and capacities of rural communities by improving public participation for grassroots level community development activities.
  • Integrating disaster risk reduction and adaptation measures into regional level development activities while ensuring sustainable usage of natural resources in each Province.
  • To ensure efficient and effective Provincial and Local Government Administrative system through human resource development and upgrading the LAs on scientific basis.

Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance

The Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance was established under the parliament act no 31 of 1999 and a board consisting of ex officio 8 members including the secretary to the Ministry of Local Governance and Provincial Council and 5 members appointed by the honorable minister of the ministry have been appointed for the administration of function of the institution and the management. The administration is carried out by the director, the chief executive officer

Click here to visit website

Local Loans & Development Fund

The Local Loans & Development Fund (LLDF) has been established under the Commandment Act No. 22 of 1916 and currently operates as a statutory body under Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government. LLDF is the main financial provider to Local Authorities to accomplish their long term income generating and development projects loans at a concessionary rates of interest.

Click here to visit website

SecretaryMr. H.T. Kamal Pathmasiri
Secretary,
Ministry of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports

The responsibility of formulating policies in respect of provincial councils and local government authorities has been entrusted to this Ministry and further the Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance which is under the purview of this Ministry has been designated as the authority for conducting all activities pertaining to the training of people’s representatives of local government authorities and their officials. In addition, the Ministry initiates action to extend development loan facilities required for local government bodies through the Local Loans & Development Fund and this Ministry has also been vested with powers under the 13th constitutional amendment to implement foreign projects on behalf of the provincial councils and local government authorities.

Accordingly, this Ministry discharges many duties and functions within a broad scope of work and data pertaining to ongoing programmes is accessible through this website.

You are kindly requested to direct proposals, if any relating to ongoing programmes to the Ministry.