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Demolishing illegal structures in Mirissa: Hotels Assoc. hails govt. decision

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The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) yesterday expressed its sincere appreciation of the resolution taken by the Government to demolish unauthorised structures and businesses on the Mirissa coastline under the directions of President Maithripala Sirisena.

"We are extremely pleased that the Government has shown its capability to take effective measures to safeguard the general public and tourists who regularly visit this scenic part of the coastline," the THASL said in a statement.

"Our Association notes that this is the first occasion where there has been a clear response to this recurrent problem by the Government. "

"This measure establishes a sound precedent and sends out a strong message that similar action will be taken in the future as well, if necessary. It also reinforces that Sri Lanka takes decisive action to protect the public and tourists, serving as an added incentive for the expansion of tourism."

"This initiative taken by the Government is very encouraging to the work we do together with the Government and the Minister of Tourism and Religious Affairs John Amaratunga, to enhance standards of the product we offer in the interest of the nation’s economy," the statement added.

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  • Tax Payer Tuesday, 08 May 2018 01:31 AM

    Has the demolition job been already done or is this still talk only?

    Jaliya Tuesday, 08 May 2018 01:35 AM

    No one has to thank anyone for upholding the law. Why didn't THASL lodge a complain if you knew this was an on going problem for past several years ? too little and too late the damage is already done.

    neil alvis Tuesday, 08 May 2018 02:32 AM

    mustafa of mirissa must resign immediately or should be kicked out asap.

    DJ Tuesday, 08 May 2018 05:11 AM

    Whike the poor have to be given all necessary support to enrich their lives, the fact remains that's laws should never be broken by anyone

    southpaw Tuesday, 08 May 2018 05:43 AM

    Now deport all beach boys including parlimentarians who were former beach boys to humbugthota .

    Dee Tuesday, 08 May 2018 05:48 AM

    Great. Much appreciated. Now those 'foreiners only' hotels in Galle fort is also coming back to earth.

    moragoda Tuesday, 08 May 2018 10:03 AM

    good move.

    R.Anthony Tuesday, 08 May 2018 10:32 AM

    Good morning THASL where were you all this time when the so called illegal constructions were coming up !!!? Shame onyou!!!!!.but are they realy demolished yet ???? Yet to see. Faizer oh Musthaapaa !!!!!!!!!!

    malij Tuesday, 08 May 2018 12:24 PM

    THASL should thank CCD Director General B.K. Prabath Chandrakeerthi for his untiring efforts to get rid of unauthorized structures and the press, for giving publicity to the incident and no one else. If it has not been for them there would not have been a public outcry and the politicians would have swept the whole thing under the carpet by now.

    Nalin Tuesday, 08 May 2018 01:12 PM

    The next target should be to stamp out the beach boy menace from Beruwala/Bentota. In fact, there is a large illegal Disco cum Restaurant right at the beginning of the Beruwala river mouth run by a local thug whose thugs even, once chased away CCD officials. Of course, he has the protection of a very strong former Minister who was himself a beach boy during earlier times.


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