The government has decided to form more local government bodies in the country soon after the conclusion of elections to the 23 remaining local government bodies, Local Government and Provincial Council Ministry official has said.
The media quoting a Ministry official states that the existing 335 local government bodies in the country would see the addition of more Pradeshiya Sabhas following the conclusion of elections.
The official has said that the formation of new local government bodies has been delayed due to the holding of local government elections in a scattered manner.
The Ministry has appointed a committee to decide on the number of new local bodies that needed to be formed. However, a new Pradeshiya Sabha is to be formed in the Puttalam District, the official has said.