North Central Province (Sinhalese: උතුරු මැද පළාත Uturumeda Palata, Tamil: வட மத்திய மாகாணம் Wada Maththiya Maakaanam) is a province of Sri Lanka. Its capital is Anuradhapura. The province is not densely populated, and it has a weak economy as the land tends to be dry tropical woodlands.
1 History 2 Major Cities 3 Other Towns 4 Provincial Council 5 Administrative Units
6.1 Anuradhapura 6.2 Polonnaruwa
7 See also 8 References 9 External links
History The centralized system of Sri Lanka, which is a Unitary State, failed to satisfy the aspirations of the people and there was growing insistence on decentralization of administrative processes in order to achieve rapid economic and social development of the country. In the Sri Lankan context, devolution means transferring political and administrative decision-making authority from central government to elected bodies at lower levels. Major Cities
Polonnaruwa-Kaduruwela Medawachchiya Kahatagasdigiliya Hingurakgoda Nochchiyagama Kekirawa Minneriya Horowpatana Tambuttegama Manampitiya Eppawala Habarana Maradankadawala Rambewa Mihintale Talawa Padawiya Kebitigollawa Giritale Mahailuppallama Welikanda
The instruments of devolution: (i) The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution (1987) and (ii)The Provincial Councils Act No 42 of 1987 The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution provides for - The establishment of Provincial Councils The appointment and powers of the Governor of Provinces Membership and tenure of Provincial Councils The appointment and powers of the Board of Ministers The legislative powers of the Provincial Councils Alternative arrangements where there is a failure in the administrative machinery The establishment of the High Court of the Province The establishment of the Finance Commission
Provincial council is the main administrative and control body of the
North Central Province which is the largest province in the country
covered 16% of total country's land area. It consists two districts
The two districts of the North Central Province.
Districts Uturumeda is divided into 2 districts:
Rajarata University of
Pulatishi - Polonnaruwa
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North Central Province Provincial Council Cities in North Central province
Places adjacent to North Central Province, Sri Lanka
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