Tale of Balangoda, decentralisation of power, rule of law and meritocracy | Daily FT

In 2015, Balangoda UC won the Asian Townscape Award by UN Habitat as one of the top 10 disaster resilient cities. Urban authorities from other countries in Asia visited Balangoda. Language was not an issue. Visitors and hosts were joined by genuine interest in Local Government. The tale of Balangoda is a tale of what cities could achieve if the long arm of the centre and its patronage politics can be kept awayThe 20th Amendment is to be debated in Parliament on 20 October20th. In response to submissions by nearly 40 individuals and organisations as to whether the amendment has extra-constituti…

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