An extraordinary gazette had been issued removing Kurunegala Mayor Thushara Sanjeewa Witharana from the post.
The gazette was issued by the Governor of the North Western Province Wasantha Karannagoda.
According to the announcement, the mayor of Kurunegala has been removed from office due to non-passing of the budget document submitted for the year 2023 and non-compliance with the 2020 Municipal Council budget formulation and enforcement orders.
The gazette notice issued by the governor stated that the removal of the mayor from the post has come into effect from December 31, 2022.
Also, considering that the position of mayor is vacant, the responsibility of covering its duties has been assigned to the deputy mayor.