I. Provincial council list
1. Police and public order.
2. Planning - implementation of provincial economic plans.
3. Education and educational services.
4. Local government.
5. Provincial housing and construction.
6. Roads and bridges and ferries within the province.
7. Social Services and rehabilitation.
8. Regulation of road passenger carriage services and the provision of inter-provincial road transport services.
9. Agricultural and agrarian services: Agriculture including agricultural extension, promotion and education for provincial purposes and agricultural services (other than any inter-provincial irrigation and settlement schemes, State land and plantation agriculture).
10. Rural development.
12. Indigenous medicine
13. Rest houses etc.
15. Market fairs.
16. Food supply and distribution with the province.
18. Land: i.e., rights in or over land, land tenure, transfer and alienation of land, land use, land settlement and land improvement to the extent set out in an appendix.
20. Animal husbandry.
21. Agricultural, industrial, commercial and trading enterprises etc. within the province.
22. Reformatories, borstal institutions etc.
23. Possession, transport, purchase and sale of intoxicating liquors.
24. Burial and burial grounds.
25. Libraries, museums and similar Institutions.
26. Regulation of mines and mineral development.
27. Incorporation, regulation and judicial winding up of corporations with objects confined to the province.
28. Regulation of unincorporated trading, literary, scientific societies etc.
29. Theatres and dramatic performance, and sports.
30. Betting and gambling.
31. Provincial debt.
32. Offences against statutes with respect to any of the matters specified in the Provincial List.
33. Fees in respect of any of the matters in the Provincial List but excluding fees taken in any court.
34. Development, conservation and management of sites and facilities for the generation of electrical energy.
35. Borrowing of money to the extent permitted.
36. Collection of certain specified taxes, fees etc.
37. Protection of the environment within the province to the extent permitted by, or under, any law passed by Parliament.
Notes: 1. Specific subjects devolved to Provincial Councils under each of the above main areas are detailed in the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
2. Subjects which are of relevance to the study are in bold.
Source: Supplement to Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, dated 20 November 1987.