He said that according to a circular, a mayor was paid Rs 30,000 as allowance every month, Deputy Mayors Rs 25,000, Urban Council Chairman Rs 25,000, Deputy UC Chairman Rs 20,000, Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Rs 25,000, Deputy Chairman Rs 20,000, and other members Rs 15,000.
More than Rs. 135 million in public funds is paid every month to 8,691 newly elected members of local councils, a senior official of the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government said.
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