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Kinniya UC Chairman should be removed: Lansa

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Chairman of Kinniya Urban Council who is a relative of SLMC MP Imran Maharoof should be removed from his post as he had illegally given permission to run a ferry across the Kinya lagoon, State Minister Nimal Lansa told Parliament today.

State Minister Lansa who made an announcement in the House said the Chairman of Kinniya urban council is a relative of MP Maharoof while the businessman who has been allowed to run the ferry service is a member of SLMC and an associate of Mr. Maharoof.

"It is they who are responsible for the ferry accident," the State Minister stressed.

“We request the Governor of Eastern Province to remove  the Chairman of Kinniya Urban Council from his post immediately," Lansa said.

He assured that a new bridge will be constructed across Kinniya lagoon though it would take some time. “One cannot construct a bridge just like baking a hopper as it is a long process. The construction will continue,” he added. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 11

  • BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 24 November 2021 03:45 PM

    But these fellows have money

    Chux Wednesday, 24 November 2021 03:59 PM

    That’s something else but why did you all take so much of time to build this bridge as your government is totally responsible fir this situation

    Lion Wednesday, 24 November 2021 05:06 PM

    Then 6 children will regain their life

    vince Wednesday, 24 November 2021 05:22 PM

    Pot calling the kettle comes to mind. Illegal? these guys don,t know the meaning of the word.

    Janapala Fernando Wednesday, 24 November 2021 05:31 PM

    Good request Lanka. If they do not hear, you resign!

    victim Wednesday, 24 November 2021 09:17 PM

    Government is responsible for this incident. ! Stop making jogging tracks immediately!

    Karl Thursday, 25 November 2021 12:20 AM

    So as you...

    Irwin Fernando Thursday, 25 November 2021 06:59 AM

    If your hands are clean, be brave and go to the people there, and speak to them.

    Daya wedagedara Thursday, 25 November 2021 07:01 AM

    U should be removed not the mayor, we say you have a two tonge.

    Neville Jayakody Thursday, 25 November 2021 07:03 AM

    Are you against all illegal activities? have you ever got involved in any illegal activity?

    Shaq Brian Thursday, 25 November 2021 08:06 AM

    He should be arrested along with the MP. Why evade arrest of the BIG fish. Thrashing his house is wrong. The minister who is in charge of this development should be arrested too or should step down as well.


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