Jun 12, 2020

LG bodies facing severe financial crisis Featured

A majority of local government bodies are facing severe financial issues in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, officials say.

According to Western Provincial Commissioner of Local Government - Kasun Epa Seneviratne, all 49 local government bodies under the Western Provincial Council are facing this issue after losing the means of income such as taxation, in the face of the epidemic.

Meanwhile, Secretary to the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government - J.J. Ratnasiri told the media that a discussion will be held next week, on these prevailing issues.

The meeting will be attended by Provincial Chief Secretaries and Local Government Commissioners, he added.