By Indika Sri Aravinda
The government today warned that it will continue demolishing unauthorized structures in Colombo as well as other key cities in order to develop the country after it suffered the brunt of a civil war.
Urban Development Authority (UDA) Chairman and Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse speaking to reporters in Killinochchi this morning said that unauthorized structures have already been removed in Colombo, Kandy, Galle and other major cities in the island.
He added that there was corruption and lethargy among staff of the UDA, an institution which he had recently taken over after completing his duties during the military operations.
The Defence Secretary also said that while most emergency regulations were being relaxed, certain security measures will continue to be implemented under a new plan.
Rajapakse was speaking to reporters after opening a new monument in Killnochchi dedicated to the troops killed during the conflict. (Daily Mirror online)