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Eviction notice issued to Otter’s Aquatic Club

20 August 2020 07:52 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A leading Colombo Seven sports club, the Otter's Aquatic Club has been issued with a notice to vacate its current location on Bauddhaloka Mawatha by the Divisional Secretary, Thimbirigasyaya.

The notice dated August 18 had been issued under the hand of the Thimbirigasyaya Divisional Secretary Priyantha Dissanayake. The notice makes mention of illegal ownership of State property by the club.

When contacted, General Secretary Otter Aquatic Club Anusha Rodrigo told the Daily Mirror last night that they will make a formal statement regarding the matter today (20).

The eviction notice states that the occupants, Otter's Aquatic Club, should hand over vacant possession of the property to the Divisional Secretary, Thimbirigasyaya or the Grama Niladhari, Thimbirigasyaya, on or before the 30th September 2020. The directive is issued to the President of the Club.

Social media sites were seen circulating the notice and the related news yesterday. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


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  • Bandu Thursday, 20 August 2020 11:45 AM

    But Otters were there for over 50 years and paid all statutory and Municipal dues. By Adverse possession, sometimes colloquially described as "squatter's rights", after 30 years even state land, does it not devolve on occupant.?

    Nalin Perera Thursday, 20 August 2020 12:44 PM

    mudalali club.

    LAMAHEWAGE MAHENDRA DE SILVA Thursday, 20 August 2020 01:14 PM

    its so sad i learned how to swim from here when i was about 8 or 9 years it would have been in early 60s this club was there and i think this and the SSC pool was the only pools that was a normal person can have a swim Let this club remain here

    Janak Thursday, 20 August 2020 06:13 PM

    I’m sure there’s a ‘catcher’ waiting to take possession and start their own “new Otter aquatic club” :-)


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