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Remove billboards, hoardings near Parliament complex within 30 days: UDA

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Following the beautification projects of the roads surrounding the Parliament complex, the Urban Development Authority has directed that all billboards erected along Parliament road within 30 days with effect from Sunday (7), UDA Director General Sumedha Rathnayake said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror Mr Rathnayake said billboards and hoardings along the road reservations, within building limits, canal reservation and on buildings and facing access ways should be removed as it is considered to be a part of the city beautification programme.

“The UDA had informed relevant authorities and respective institutions to withdraw such billboards, which had been erected. The UDA has also asked the clients, who were issued with permits to erect such hoardings, to remove them within thirty days.”

Accordingly, hoardings are to be removed from Borella up to Parliament (Kollupitiya-Sri Jayawardanapura route), parallel roadway to Parliament esplanade, Cotta Road, Japan Friendship Road up to the Kimbulawala Junction, Sunil Mawatha (Parliament access way), Thalawathugoda-Pitakotte Road up to the Kimbulawala Junction, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha from Polduwa Junction up to the Battaramulla Junction (Kotte-Bope Road) and Road from the Battaramulla Junction up to Palamthuna (Battaramulla-Pannipitiya Road).

The notice was published in several newspapers.

“We had discussions with the Colombo Urban Council and it also agreed. Therefore as declared we will proceed with the move. All advertisement boards facing the ceremonial roads would be removed. A guideline would be given to specify which kind of advertisement would be acceptable to display and where,” he said.

“The issue cropped up because of a hoarding at the Polduwa roundabout near a statue,” he said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 9

  • Gamaya Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:03 AM

    Whyou not also remove the bill boards with the faces of crooked politicians. They destroy the beauty of everything.

    Muzammil Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:07 AM

    Beautify politicians hear first then fill the peoples hand, city beautification can anymore win an election, people already have washed hand on yahapalanaya.

    Vernon Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:25 AM

    What is the use of beautifying the road to parliament, when those who are elected to it, are either bribe takers, scroungers, drug barons, deal experts, womanizers, thugs, uneducated good for nothing persons etc etc.

    Zub Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:25 AM

    This is a good move and swift action should be taken to remove all unauthorized strutches which are hindering pedestrians also without any further delay

    Tom Thursday, 11 October 2018 09:31 AM

    Pls remove all illegal billboards that are along Katunayake Airport road too. They are owned by Kumar Stickers Beliatta - MR's henchman!

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 11 October 2018 10:15 AM

    Why only hoardings around parliament, why not the whole country. Is their two laws concerning beautification of the country?

    Tax Payer Thursday, 11 October 2018 10:58 AM

    Why only close to House of 225? Billboards, banners make the rest of the city an eyesore as well.

    Joe Thursday, 11 October 2018 12:19 PM

    Who approved to put them there in the first place?.

    Ceylon Thursday, 11 October 2018 12:43 PM for all who remove.

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