Hikkaduwa Urban Council

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Hikkaduwa Urban Council
හික්කඩුව නගර සභාව
Type
Type
Leadership
Chairman
Vinie Kariyawasam, United People's Freedom Alliance
Since March 2011
Deputy Chairman
Waduge Priyantha,United National Party
Since March 2011
Seats 11
Elections
open list proportional representation system
Last election
Sri Lankan local government elections, 2011
Website
http://hikkaduwa.uc.gov.lk

Hikkaduwa Urban Council (HUC) is the local authority for the town of Hikkaduwa in the Galle District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. The HUC is responsible for providing a variety of local public services including roads, sanitation, drains, housing, libraries, public parks and recreational facilities. It has 11 councillors elected using an open list proportional representation system. [1]

Hikkaduwa Place in Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka located in the Southern Province, about 17 km (11 mi) north-west of Galle and 98 km (61 mi) south of Colombo.

Galle District Administrative District in Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Galle is a district in Southern Province, Sri Lanka. It is one of 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country. The district is administered by a District Secretariat headed by a District Secretary appointed by the central government of Sri Lanka.

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Election results

2011 local government election

Results of the local government election held on 17 March 2011: [2] [3]

Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
  United People's Freedom Alliance (NC, ACMC, SLFP et al.) 8,660 58.52% 7
  United National Party 5,467 36.94% 4
  People's Liberation Front 459 3.10% 0
Independent 2 190 1.28% 0
Independent 1 18 0.12% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputhra Pakshaya 5 0.03% 0
Valid Votes14,79996.59%11
Rejected Votes 522
Total Polled 15,328
Registered Electors 21,131
Turnout 72.54%

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References

  1. "Compilation of Local Authority - Urban Councils". Ministry of Local Governments and Provincial Councils. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  2. "Local Authorities Election - 17.03.2011 Galle District - Hikkaduwa Urban Council". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original on 30 November 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  3. "2011 Local Government Elections - Hikkaduwa Urban Council". Sri Lanka Elections. Archived from the original on 4 December 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014.