Green light for extension of CMC term?

Published : 10:05 am  October 15, 2015 | No comments so far |  | 


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green2By  Piyumi Fonseka
The term of the Colombo Municipality is likely to be extended to January, 2016 with the council inviting a number of foreign dignitaries to celebrate the Colombo Municipality’s 150th Anniversary.

The CMC that had not received a reply to a number of requests made to President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremasinghe dispatched another request yesterday to extend its term to January 31, 2016.  

Earlier, the council had requested for an extension of its term to ensure festivities and programmes related to the 150th Anniversary organised by the current council would not be disrupted. Speaking to the Daily Mirror on a previous occasion Colombo Mayor A. J. M Muzzammil had said it would be difficult for a new council to work with the plans that have been made already. “The term of the previous council was extended by one- and- a- half  years due to the world cup matches. We are asking for a similar  extension,” he said.  
Deputy Mayor Titus Perera speaking to the Daily Mirror said programmes celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Colombo Municipality are scheduled to be held from January 20, 2016 onwards.  

“We are hoping to invite 50 mayors from a number of countries and we have already sent out invitations to some of them,” he said.  
The terms of the Hambantota Municipal Council, Dehiwela- Mount Lavinia, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, Moratuwa, Negombo, Gampaha and a number of other local government bodies will end this month. The terms of 312 local government bodies have already ended.

We are hoping to invite 50 mayors from a number of countries and we  have already sent out invitations to some of them
- Deputy Mayor Titus Perera