Sri Lanka, April 6 -- Local Government (LG) bodies bear a huge responsibility in fulfilling the peoples' expectations, said Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Namal Rajapaksa.

He also added that the citizens have high expectations regarding the Local Government bodies and they are duty bound to fulfil the aspirations of the people.

Minister Rajapaksa was speaking at a meeting of the Anuradhapura District Local Government Representatives held on March 30 to inquire into development projects taking place at village level.

He also said that Local Government representatives are based in the villages and it is their responsibility to protect that foundation that is being formed in the village.

"Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is the leader...