Removing dangerous tress

The Pradeshiya Sabha takes action to remove trees when a tree or any part thereof poses a threat to the safety of a road or a house. For this purpose, an application should be submitted to the Secretary of the Pradeshiya Sabha. If the tree or the branch is not removed within 14 days, the Chairman is vested with powers to remove the tree and recover the expenses for same from the owner of the tree


මහජන පුස්තකාල සහ පෙර පාසල්

ප්‍රාදේශීය සභාව මඟින් ප්‍රදේශයේ මහජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් මහජන පුස්තකාල සේවාවක් පවත්වාගෙන යනු ලබයි. පුස්තකාලයෙන් නිකුත් කරන ලද අයදුම්පත සම්පූර්ණ කර සාමාජික ගාස්තු ගෙවා පුස්තකාල සාමාජිකත්වය ලබා ගත හැක. සිංහල, දමිල සහ ඉංග්‍රිසි මාධ්‍යයෙන් 10000කට අධික පොත් සංඛ්‍යාවක් අප පුස්තකාලය සතුව ඇති අතර සිංහල, දමිල සහ ඉංග්‍රිසි දෛනික පුවත්පත් ද, සඟරා ද, ගැසට් පත්‍ර ද පරිශිලනය කිරීමට පාඨකයන්ට අවස්ථාව සලසා දී ඇත.


පැමිණිලි කළමනාකරණය

බුලත්කොහුපිටිය ප්‍රාදේශීය සභා බල ප්‍රදේශයේ මහජනතාව විසින් ඉදිරිපත් කරනු ලබන විවිධ පැමිණිලි පිළිබදව ස්ථානීය පරීක්ෂණයක් සිදු කොට එම ගැටලු සමථයකට පත්කර දීම ද මෙම ප්‍රාදේශීය සභා‍ව මගින් සිදු කරයි. මාර්ග ආරවුල් පිළිබඳ පැමිණිලි, ඉඩම් සම්බන්ධ පැමිණිලි මේ අතරින් ප්‍රධාන ස්ථානයක් ගනී.


Approval of Building planes

A Pradeshiya Sabha controls and regulates all construction activities within its area of authority. Accordingly, all persons engaged in construction activities within the administrative limits of the Bulathkohupitiya Pradeshiya Sabha should obtain a permit from the Pradeshiya Sabha. Since the 14 Grama niladhari divisions of authority of the Bulathkohupitiya Pradeshiya Sabha has been declared as an urban development area under the Urban Development Authority Act No. 41 of 1978, all construction activities should be in compliance with the rules and regulations set out therein.

Steps for Approval of Building planes

  • A building application form should be obtained from the Pradeshiya Sabha office on payment
  • A plan of the building to be approved together with three photo copies of the original plans, the approved survey plan, a copy of the relevant deed, extract and eligibility certificate of the National Building Research Organization should be present together with the perfected application to the subject officer and a receipt for payment made for examine fee should be obtained. (Particulars in this respect are given in the application form)
  • Thereafter the relevant site will be examined by the technical officer of the Pradeshiya Sabha and the file with their recommendation will be submitted to the planning committee for its approval.
  • The approved plan can be obtained upon placing the ‘approved’ seal on the plan after made the payment according to the extent of square feet of the building (Further details are given in the application form)

Issuing of Certificates of Conformity

This certificate is issued in order to confirm that a particular building has been constructed in conformity with the approved building plan. This certificate should be obtained from the Pradeshiya Sabha before taking up residence in the constructed building.

For this purpose,

  • The relevant application form should be submitted and an additional sum will have to be paid according to the area of the building in square feet.
  • If the construction cannot be completed within one year, the period should be extended.
  • It the validity period of the approved plan has exceeded three years, the plan has to be resubmitted together with a fresh application form and a copy of the relevant approved plan.
  • The plan is forwarded to the planning committee after being recommended by the technical officer.
  • The certificate of conformity is issued upon receiving the approval of the committee.

Approval of Land block out

All land development activities and the blocking out of lands within the administrative area of the Pradeshiya Sabha should first be registered at the Pradeshiya Sabha. The purpose of this is regulating the land development activities in urban areas.

Procedure for approval blocks of land

  • Obtaining a land subdivision application form from the Pradeshiya Sabha after the relevant payment
  • Plan of the land to be approved together with photocopies of the original plans and a copy of the relevant deed should be sent together with the duly completed application form to the subject officer. (Particulars in this respect are given in the application form)
  • The land is then examined by a technical officer of the Pradeshiya Sabha and the relevant files are submitted to the planning committee after which the approval is granted.
  • Thereafter the approved plan can be obtained after it is franked ‘approved’. (Further details are given in the application form)

Issuing street line certificate and Non – Acquisition Certificates

The Pradeshiya Sabha will issue street lines and non-acquisition certificates for your needs.


For this purpose,

  • Relevant application should be obtained from the Pradeshiya Sabha office on payment.
  • The completed application should be submitted to the subject officer along with the survey plan of the land, deed and copies of the extract.
  • Recommendation by the Secretary and approval by the Chairman after on-site inspection by the Technical Officer / Revenue Inspector.
  • After that you can pay for the certificates.

Lighting of Street and Common places

Fixing street lamps in roads and in common places under the purview of the Pradeshiya Sabha and maintaining them are carried out by the Bulathkohupitiya Pradeshiya Sabha. In installing street lamps, consider the public needs and also requests made by the public are given due consideration. When they are inactive, lamps are constantly reset and resolve through public complaints.


Hiring vehicles

For this a written request and the application obtained from the office should be completed and submitted to the Pradeshiya Sabha. Vehicles can be booked after paying the relevant amount.

Available Vehicles

  • Water bowser
  • gully bowser
  • JCB machine
  • tipper

Hiring auditorium

The auditorium can be reserved upon a written request to the Pradeshiya Sabha. Payment for this should be made


Weekly fair

A complete weekly fair has been built in Bulathkohupitiya town and maintained and regulated by the Pradeshiya Sabha.


සුසාන භූමි හා ආදාහනාගාර සේවාව

ප්‍රාදේශීය සභා බල ප්‍රදේශය තුල සියලු සුසාන භූමි නඩත්තු කරමින් පවත්වා ගෙන යාම ප්‍රදේශීය සභාව මගින් සිදු කරනු ලැබේ.

  • ආදාහනාගාර සේවාව සැපයීමේ දී මරණ සහතිකය සහ ප්‍රාදේශීය සභා‍වේ සභාපතිවරයා වෙතින් කරනු ලබන ලිඛිත ඉල්ලීමක් ද සමග ප්‍රාදේශීය සභා‍වේ ලේකම් වෙත අයදුම් පතක් ඉදිරිපත් කල යුතු වේ
  • අදාල ගාස්තුව අය කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව ප්‍රාදේශීය සභා‍වේ සභාපතිවරයා විසින් අනුමැතිය ලබා දේ.

Assessment tax

Assessment tax is levied when an area is declared as a built up localities under Pradeshiya Sabha Act no 15 of 1987

Eligibility for payment of assessment tax

Being a resident of a land or building as follow, when the property is situated in a built up localities within the Pradeshiya Sabha limits.

  • Being an owner of an immovable property within the Pradeshiya Sabha limits
  • Being the tenant of a house, building or land within the Pradeshiya Sabha limits
  • Being an owner of government-owned house, buildind or land within the Pradeshiya Sabha limits
  • Being a joint owner (co-owner) of an immovable property within the Pradeshiya Sabha limits


  • It should paid 5% / 10% of the value of the property as assessment tax.
  • The owner is entitled to a discount of 10% in the payment of assessment tax in the first month of the relevant year.
  • A discount of 5% is offered if the amount due for a quarter is paid within the first month of the respective quarter.Otherwise, it is possible to pay the assessment tax even from quarter to quarter for 4 quarters in the relevant year.
  • A person who buys a piece of land in an area subject to assessment tax must obtain a new assessment number. (by submitting a trace description)
  • If a person is taking over the entire property of someone who currently has an assessment number, he must submit a deed summary (trace description) and enter the name in the Pradeshiya Sabha assessment register.
  • To amend the name in the assessment register or to get a new assessment number, the relevant application can be obtained from the Pradeshiya Sabha office after paying the fees.
  • The application must be completed and certified by a notary public by presenting the deed.
  • The filled application form should be submitted to the office along with a letter of request, a copy of the survey plan, a copy of the deed and the title report.
  • Your name will be registered as an assessee
  • More information can be obtained from the assessment section of the Pradeshiya Sabha

Tax on certain sales of land

Section 154 of the Pradeshiya Sabha Act No. 15 of 1987 may levy a tax on the certain sales of land. Where any land within the limits of a Pradeshiya Sabha is sold by public auction or otherwise, by an auctioneer or broker or his servant or agent, the vendor or such auctioneer or broker or his servant or agent, shall pay to the Pradeshiya Sabha, from the proceeds of the sale of such land, a tax equivalent to one per centum of the amount of such proceeds.


  • Examine the land.
  • Inform the amount due.
  • Then the payment should be made and the receipts should be obtained.
  • Legal action can be taken against them if failed to pay within 14 days.

Lease the stalls in Public Market Complex of Pradeshiya Sabha

According to Section 119 of the Local Council Act and circulars issued by the Commissioner of Local Government No. 2009/01 dated 03.09.2009 and No. 03/2020 dated 02.01.2020, the Pradeshiya Sabha has the power to construct and lease out stalls as a service to the public.


  • Stalls are provided at an amount decided by the meeting of Pradeshiya Sabha.
  • Selected applicants should deposit an amount equal to 3 months installments as security.
  • Tender documents can be obtained at a fee decided by the Pradeshiya Sabha.


Permission to publish advertisements

It should get permission for any advertisement placed in an open place for public viewing within the area of the authority of Pradeshiya Sabha according to the Pradeshiya Sabha Act No. 15 of 1987 and the General Standard By-laws Displaying or presenting any word, letter, number, sign, place, board, advertisement, device, poster, hand bill or digital board purposing of advertising in whole or in part, placing or hanging at any land, on top of a building, structure is advertising. The license fee is determined according to the nature and size of the advertisement, and the decision is made according to a pre-determined rate by the Pradeshiya Sabha.

Advertisements are exempted from license fees in the following cases.

  • If the advertisement is for an entertainment event for a charitable purpose
  • Advertisements displayed at the place of public exhibition
  • Advertisements by the government
  • Non-commercial cut-outs placed on property of religious institutions
  • Advertisements placed on the window of any building showing for sale, lease, rent etc.
  • Domestic nameplates
  • Nameplates less than a square foot used by professionals
  • Advertisements depicting national security
  • Advertisements related to funerals, political or public meetings
  • Advertisements related to the activities of persons with special needs


  • Submitting a letter to the Secretary 7 days prior to establishing the advertisement.
  • For a permanent advertisement, the fee will be determined based on the square footage of the advertisement after an on-site inspection.
  • The license will be issued after levying the license fee.
  • In that case, the following should be done.
  • Should mention the license number and the issued date of the license in all advertising board.
  • The name and address of the license holder should be clearly mentioned in the advertisement.
  • In all banners, the seal of the Chairman of the Pradeshiya Sabha should be on the banner.
  • The advertisement should be placed without any obstruction to the attention of the drivers and should not be harmful to the eyes.

Issuing trade license

Trade license should be obtained for the businesses mentioned in the bye-laws adjust according to the Section 149 of the Local Councils Act No. 15 of 1987 and the Local Government Institutions (Standard Bye-laws) Act No. 6 of 1952

Businesses to be licensed

  • Lodges
  • Hotels
  • Rice shops, restaurants and tea or coffee shops
  • Bakeries
  • Dairy and milk trading
  • Selling food
  • Selling fish
  • Selling meat
  • Dangerous and Unpleasant Trades (Promulgated by Council)
  • Other factories
  • Soft drink factories
  • Laundry
  • Tourism trade
  • Slaughter sheds
  • Public market
  • Barber shops

In addition to this, according to the Local Government Standard Bye-laws Act No. 6 of 1952, in addition to dangerous and unpleasant trade, trade licenses should also obtain for businesses that are enacted annually by the Pradeshiya Sabha. For this, the application form issued by the Pradeshiya Sabha should be completed and submitted.


  • Rs. 1000.00 or less (based on the annual value of the business) is charged as trade license fee.


  • Issuing an application to all businesses within the limit of Pradeshiya Sabha
  • Collection of completed application forms.
  • Checking the validity of the information provided by the applicant.
  • Referral to Public Health Inspector for approval.
  • Conducting a field observation by Public Health Inspector.
  • Recommendation for license in absence of defects.
  • Issuance of license after collection of license fee
  • When the approval of the Public Health Inspector is not received,
  • Informing the applicant stating the deficiencies in the business.
  • The said defects should be rectified and the applicant should inform the local council.
  • After a repeated on-site inspection, if the business satisfies all the health rules and conditions, approval will be given and the license will be issued.
  • When a trade license is not obtained,
  • The business owner is informed to obtain a trade license.
  • If the license is not obtained within 7 days after the notification, a case will be filed before the Magistrate Court.

Payment of industrial tax

Procedure for payment of industrial tax

Providing an application form free of charge to all business locations within the limit of Pradeshiya Sabha.

  • Re-collection of applications.
  • On annual value a tax of up to Rs. 1000.00 will be charged.
  • After paying the tax, the receipt should be obtained.

This tax is determined by

  • Annual value of business premises
  • Turnover of business
  • Accumulated profit
  • On the level of necessity of the products supplied by the business.

In case of non-payment of industrial tax,

  • A notice is issued to the owner of the business.
  • In case of non-payment in response to the notice, a case might be filed in the Magistrate's Court.


Paying business taxes

Business taxes should pay all the businesses except the businesses that pay for trade license and industry tax. According to Section 152 of the Pradeshiya Sabha Act No. 15 of 1987, this tax is determined based on the previous year's income.

Income Tax
Less than Rs.6000.00 No
Between Rs.6000.00 – Rs.12000.00 Rs. 90.00
Between Rs.12000.00 – Rs.18750.00 Rs.180.00
Between Rs.18750.00 – Rs.75000.00 Rs. 360.00
Between Rs.75000.00 – Rs.150000.00 Rs. 1200.00
More than Rs. 150000.00 Rs. 3000.00


Issuing Environmental Protection License

This is to verify whether the industries and businesses in an area of authority of Pradeshiya Sabha maintaining the environmental standards enforced by the Central Environment Authority. Through Gazette No. 2264/18 dated 27.01.2022, the Minister of Environment has ordered that all industries and businesses in each area of authority of Pradeshiya Sabha should obtain this license.


  • The relevant application form for obtaining the environmental license should be obtained from the Pradeshiya Sabha
  • Dully filled application should be submitted along with the relevant deed and the survey plane of the land.
  • Inspection fees should be pay corresponding to the investment for the industry. (Between rs.3000.00 – rs.10000)
  • After obtaining the inspection reports of the Technical Officers, Regional Forest Officers, Environmental Officers and Public Health Inspectors regarding the environmental, health and social conditions related to the industry concerned, the environmental license is granted through the Technical Progress Review Committee if appropriate.
  • If the Progress Review Committee rejected to grant environmental protection license to the concerned industry, it shall give the reasons and relevant instructions to the applicant. By following that instructions and re-presenting, the relevant license can be obtained.
  • This environmental protection license is valid for 3 years only. Therefore, before the expiry of 3 years (before 03 months), duly filled application should be resubmitted for renewal of the license.

Collecting of waste

The Pradeshiya Sabha has deployed a limited number of employees and 2 tractors for the proper disposal of garbage collected from the area thus maintaining cleanliness and sanitation of the area by sweeping and cleaning the roads.

Solid waste collected from this converted to organic fertilizer by the compost yard in Yaggalakanda. Other non - decay materials are categorized sold properly by Pradeshiya Sabha. Materials such as plastic bottles and polythene are processed into blocks by brail machine and directed plastic bottles to the market and polythene to INSEE institute.

Waste generated in the area of authority of the Bulathkohupitiya Pradeshiya Sabha is transported to Yaggalakanda solid waste management center to convert into organic fertilizer and sold at concessional price.

1 kg - Rs.30.00


Public toilets

Bulathkohupitiya Pradeshiya Sabha Health Division controls and maintains public toilets established at several places belonging to the Pradeshiya Sabha.

These public toilets have been established in

  • Bulathkohupitiya town
  • Pannala town
  • Thannimalaya town
  • Alawathura town
  • Dedugala town