The mace that was forcibly removed from the Colombo Municipal Council by some councillors would not be allowed into the Council if returned, Deputy Mayor Titus Perera said today.
He said a complaint was lodged at the Cinnamon Gardens Police about the removal of the mace and added that it would only be allowed into the Council if a court order was issued to that effect.
“At the committee meeting to be held on the August 30, a motion will be filed to have the mace permanently out of the CMC chambers as the mace would not be essential for Council meetings,” the Deputy Mayor said.
Meanwhile, CMC opposition member Roy Bogahawatta said if such a motion was passed the opposition would make sure that meetings to take place.
“It is not the personal property of any CMC member. This is essential for the running of the CMC and if they do not allow the mace to be returned we will take action against the Mayor and the ruling party members,” Mr. Bogahawatta said. (ISA)