Legal Department


  • To provide a vibrant, effective and professional legal service to Sri Jayawardenapura kotte municipal council.
  • To file cases in order to get demolishing orders of unauthorized constructions in the municipal area.
  • To file cases to recover due rental payments of business premises and shops which are belong to the municipal council.
  • To file cases on the ground of public nuisance and public health issues in the municipal area.
  • To appear before the courts, to do legal documentation, and maintain case files for each and every case filed for the municipal council and filed against the municipal council.
  • To draft agreements of which the council will become a party.
  • To maintain files of municipal Properties and to take actions to obtain unavailable deeds and vesting orders to stabilize the ownership of the council.
  • To provide legal advisory support to the council management, and staff in discharge of their responsibilities generally.
  • To handle the process of granting deeds to legalize the possession of long term residents in the municipal lands.
  • To appear and submit reports for inquiries at the following legal institutions on behalf of the council.
    • Human rights commission
    • Criminal investigation department
    • Commission to investigate allegations of bribery or corruption
    • Arbitration Board
    • Public petition committee of provincial council
    • Ombudsman office