The steps were taken by the Urban Development Authority to remove an unauthorized mobile stall near the Gregory Lake yesterday in the presence of police security of 100 personnel.
The mobile stall was removed because it was in operation even after the lease period given by the Authority expired last Friday (21). The mobile stall has been operated under the two-year lease period from the Authority.
However, when the officials arrived at the locations to remove the mobile stall, the owner was into an aggressive mood and threatened them not to remove the stall.
He had proceeded to say that he wanted it to be removed only by his associates and not by the officials.
Considering a possible tense situation that might arise, 100 of police officers attached to the Nuwara-Eliya Police had already been deployed to the location under the instructions of DIG I.B.T Sugathapala. (Shelton Hettiarachchi - Nuwara Eliya)