Local Government and Local Democracy in Sri Lanka – Jayadeva Uyangoda

The chapters of this book provide detailed discussions on the nature, evolution and institutional make up of the field of local government in Sri Lanka. It critically evaluates the contribution made by the local government system to Sri Lanka’s democracy and decentralized governance, while capturing the limits and democracy deficits of the existing local government institutions and practices. The book also proposes ideas and policy options for reform in order to make Sri Lanka’s local government an important structural tier of democratic governance. The anthology brings together the work of local government practitioners as well as academics who have an abiding interest in local government, decentralization and democratic governance.