The government is to relocate over 60,000 low income families occupying very valuable land in the City of Colombo in a haphazard manner, Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa told reporters this afternoon.
Under the Government’s Urban Development Programme, the relocation of occupants in underserved settlements is a vital requirement, Yapa said.
He said that the Urban Development Authority has formulated a project proposal to develop such valuable lands in stages, to improve the living standard of the low income communities of the City.
Accordingly, cabinet approval was granted to the proposal made by the Ministry of Defence for the issuance of UDA Debentures to collect a sum of Rs.5 billion in the first instance, for these development activities in Colombo and adjoining urban areas. (S.A.J)
Comments - 10
Bala Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:24 PM
Are you from the Moon or just feeble minded ??
Herman Munster Thursday, 12 August 2010 10:57 AM
hope these lands will not become "Family's" property in the end!
pj Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:27 PM
So ... these people are to be resettled in the North and East?
K.L Thursday, 12 August 2010 12:01 PM
when law income families occupy valuble properties, it is not legal. bt when well-to-do families occupy valuable land , itz ok. wt a classification this is.
Hazeer Thursday, 12 August 2010 12:30 PM
Await ! Await !! once again " The sad show of Slave Island " will be staged in many parts of Colombo soon.
Josh Thursday, 12 August 2010 01:23 PM
and then donate these valuable land to the "family"???
Nandimithra Thursday, 12 August 2010 02:23 PM
No, they have enough now. This is to give Army Police Election Commissioner etc to buy them over to complete the total subservience.
Alipola Thursday, 12 August 2010 02:29 PM
Jay Thursday, 12 August 2010 03:11 PM
Corruption stems all the way to the top in Sri Lanka...this is what happens when you vote for the wrong person.
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