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Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka today ordered the authorities to remove all illegal constructions that built blocking the canals and waterways.

Minister Ranawaka said due to the heavy showers received, the water level of Kelani River has rose and therefore a flood risk has been erupted in the Colombo, Kolonnawa, Kaduwela, Wattala and Kelaniya areas.

The Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLRDC) and the related institutions were instructed to remove all the illegal constructions that were built blocking natural waterways and canals. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Rufus Norton Saturday, 27 May 2017 10:13 AM

    Very good decision. Also see about other unauthorized squatters who have rigged up huts in prime lands in the City, for example round about Asiri Surgical and Oasis hospitals.Also the countless houses on both sides of the Kelani Valley Railway line.

    Vaz Friday, 26 May 2017 03:40 PM

    great move, should've done long time ago,

    Dee Friday, 26 May 2017 03:48 PM

    Good luck. It will be like remove the 'voter base'

    Don Saturday, 27 May 2017 12:04 PM

    Just increase property taxes on a incremental basis every year.

    Citizen Perera Friday, 26 May 2017 03:56 PM

    In 1981 there was only a temple between Sri Saranankara Rd and canal . This is a crown land and now there are hundreds of unauthorized buildings.

    Sharon Friday, 26 May 2017 03:57 PM

    Very good decision. Highly appreciated...

    David G A Friday, 26 May 2017 04:05 PM

    Anticipate another series of protests. Do not give in Minister take measures before the step on to the street.

    Nish Friday, 26 May 2017 04:07 PM

    UNPs main voter base. Will be next to impossible.

    Lara Friday, 26 May 2017 04:09 PM

    This is why we need a competent government. Our people chose grapevine over proven results.

    Buwa Friday, 26 May 2017 04:09 PM

    Do it al-least before the next flood.

    Lion Saturday, 27 May 2017 12:39 PM

    We only see and hear vocal orders from all the politicos but not any single action . keep your word . via DM Android App

    sam Friday, 26 May 2017 04:31 PM

    Good move if its implemented properly. via DM iOS App

    malaka Friday, 26 May 2017 05:01 PM

    what about constructions done by filling marshy lands which also has impact where those flood retention areas have been occupied.

    ceylon Friday, 26 May 2017 05:25 PM

    not only canalsall ileagal constructions must stop and abolish. via DM Android App

    Sunimal Friday, 26 May 2017 05:39 PM

    No proper planning. Everyone decides to take action after a major event... What a joke!

    seqi Sunday, 28 May 2017 12:23 AM

    come back Gotabya....patron saint of clean streets......were in need of a second coming via DM Android App

    gerard Sunday, 28 May 2017 01:41 PM

    Rubbish...it will never happen ..only blow hot air when there is a issue.....just wait and see once the waters subside ...they will all live happily ever after till next may..


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