Local Governance: Problems of Democracy

This paper analyses the shortcomings of the pradeshiya sabhas as local democratic institutions in the Northern province. This paper locates these institutions in the context of decades of conflict and post-war challenges to local residents. It also reminds us of the sidelining of elected bodies by the unelected but far more powerful decentralised institutions of central government at local level, the Divisional Secretariat.

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