The official term of 340 of the 341 local government institutions in the island will end today (19) at midnight.
Only the term of office of the late established Elpitiya local council continues to exist.
Thus, due to the end of the term of office, the power of the 29 Municipal Councils is transferred to the Municipal Commissioners.
The powers of the 36 municipal councils and 275 local councils were placed under the secretaries of those councils from midnight yesterday.
Yesterday, the government had officially notified the heads of all local government bodies whose term of office has ended to return all government property.