The Government Information Department has said that the government has decided to setup a Metropolitan City Corporation to assist the five local bodies in the city region.
The five local bodies are the Colombo Municipal Council, Dehiwela- Mt Lavinia Municipal Council, Sri-Jayawardenapura- Kotte Municipal Council, Kolonnawa Urban Council and Kotikawatta- Mulleriyawa Pradeshiya Sabha.
The Government has said that the existing five local bodies will continue to function though the corporation.
The corporation is to streamline the local administration and building their capacity and capabilities with required powers, the government’s official news website said.
The City Corporation is to be headed by a City Governor appointed by the President and all Heads and the Deputy Heads of the said five local bodies and a nominated member from the opposition of each local authority will constitute the composition of this Corporation.
Twelve Advisory Committees comprising of elected members of local bodies is to also be set up to advice the Corporation.