Decentralization and provincial finance in Sri Lanka
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Published by Institute of Policy Studies in Colombo .
Written in English



  • Sri Lanka.


  • Decentralization in government -- Sri Lanka.,
  • Intergovernmental fiscal relations -- Sri Lanka.,
  • Central-local government relations -- Sri Lanka.,
  • Internal revenue -- Sri Lanka.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 61).

StatementD.D.M. Waidyasekera.
SeriesResearch studies., no. 6
ContributionsInstitute of Policy Studies (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
LC ClassificationsJS7123.A3 W35 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 61 p. :
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL172398M
ISBN 109559122827
LC Control Number99953099

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