The government has decided to establish four new Municipal Councils, one Urban Council and nine Pradeshiya Sabhas.
According to the Local Government and Provincial Councils Ministry, Dambulla, Bandarawela, Kaduwela and Akkaraipattu have been named as the new Municipal Councils.
Eravur has been named as the new Urban Council.
The new Pradeshiya Sabhas are Irakkaman, Narammala, Millaniya, Lunugala, Welipitiya, Bamunakotuwa, Pallama, Delthota and Gonapinuwala.
Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister A.L.M. Athaullah has said that elections to these local government bodies would also be held along with the rest of the bodies in March this year.