LAA to be amended for income generation
By Faadhila Thassim
Minister of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government, Janaka Bandara Tennakoon is to present a Cabinet Paper to amend the Local Authorities (Special Provisions) Act (LAA).
Tennakoon stated that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had proposed the amendment adding, as the Minister in Charge, he would, without any further delay make amendments that was brought in over 30 years ago.
He said once approval has been received, steps will be taken to amend the Act to strengthen Local Authorities, adding that new income generating methods to be adopted will be formulated in the amendment.
Tennakoon said this would improve the service provided to the public, adding, the amendment would also include direct involvement of the public in the activities of local authorities.