Illegal structures turned to rubble

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Illegal structures in the Malligawatta area were demolished today as part of an attempt to beautify the city in the run up to this month ICC Cricket World Cup. Pix by Samatha Perera






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  • mohamed Raus Thursday, 03 February 2011 03:29 PM

    we request our minister to do the cricketing at their home not on poor people's stomach

    Walter Friday, 04 February 2011 10:22 AM

    Well done. Need to take more tough decisions if we want tp head towards a better country.

    willows Thursday, 03 February 2011 10:41 AM

    what about the rates/taxes they paid all these years, is that also illegal????

    aswin welikala Friday, 04 February 2011 02:04 AM

    Good show. Politics and devalopment do not go together with MP,s interfearing for their own benifit. Keep it up

    theepan Thursday, 03 February 2011 10:45 AM

    mmm...

    Hasiya Thursday, 03 February 2011 10:42 AM

    Good move!

    ajantha Thursday, 03 February 2011 10:52 AM

    Ela Fowzie Ela........

    tito Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:02 AM

    shah beutiful city ,only stomatch is empty

    DHA Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:11 AM

    OMG...true it may be illegal structures but where will these poor people go during this cold weather conditions...?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:38 AM

    Its not cricket to deprive poor people of their abode and show tbe beauty of the city to outsiders.

    Dinithi Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:43 AM

    They did not pay taxes. Heeeeeeeeee.

    demon Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:44 AM

    this is not making beauty this is retaliation...so sad...

    sltk2004 Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:41 AM

    Great excuse Lets kill all the beggars, stray dogs etc also...

    While we're at it.. lets demolish all the ugly building and kill all the ugly people also.

    zafar.m.siddiqi Friday, 04 February 2011 08:01 PM

    ENCROACHMENTS MUST BE REMOVE FROM SOCIETY IT GIVES WRONG IMPRESSION TO THE PEOPLES THAT YOU CAN LIVE WITH VIOLATION OF COUNTRY LAW .GOOD WORK

    the under taker Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:50 AM

    IRC- BECOME- ICC

    Konde bendapu china Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:54 AM

    Maligawatte was untouchable for long time,Keep up Good Work Gota,Only My problem is how come this five story Building become illegal now where was the Authority when they built it

    Shanil Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:55 AM

    This is the equivalent of a women wearing make up to cover blemishes.

    Beautifying a city by covering (demolishing) the truth.

    Hiru Friday, 04 February 2011 04:30 AM

    We'll start with you

    Ryan Thursday, 03 February 2011 12:03 PM

    All the underworld starts in these illegal structures, they are not poor

    Hemantha Pandula Thursday, 03 February 2011 12:12 PM

    Most of illigal things happening in Maligawatta area.
    GOOD JOB
    NICE WORK
    KEEP IT UP GOTA

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    waz Thursday, 03 February 2011 12:15 PM

    The beautifying, yet to come.Wait!

    Yehiya-Doha Thursday, 03 February 2011 12:28 PM

    Oneside natural disaster, otherside state terror name of development.

    TB Thursday, 03 February 2011 12:36 PM

    Mr. Hemantha Pandula , better know whta is the subject of it underworld and demolizh housing is diffrent subject.. koyada yanney malley pol

    Yehiya-Doha Thursday, 03 February 2011 12:42 PM

    Well plan evacuation of minority from Colombo city.

    thrishu Thursday, 03 February 2011 01:06 PM

    yeah start from the top.

    Ane Manda Thursday, 03 February 2011 01:09 PM

    UDA is removing only illegal extentions. Not the original constructions. I believe those who live upstars would be glad for this move:-)

    aaa Thursday, 03 February 2011 01:14 PM

    Is this the 1st time a cricket match going to play in Colombo. why not demolish for past events.

    Vidhane Thursday, 03 February 2011 01:21 PM

    It is not the building, but the extensions, made front

    Konde bendapu china Thursday, 03 February 2011 01:33 PM

    So they are removing front encroachments only,It is clear now

    CRICKETLOVER Thursday, 03 February 2011 01:52 PM

    MMM GOOD MOVE AND FIRST REMOVE THE UNWANTED MATTERS FROM HUMAN HEART AND MIND.... THAT WILL CREATE MORE BEAUTY TO THE NATION...HE HE HE

    NARIYA Friday, 04 February 2011 07:10 AM

    it is not nice to criticise everything doing by the government..goodwork should be praised without political colors..


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