Tension crops up at Thotalanga with the removal of unauthorised constructions


Police say that the group that had launched a protest at Thotalanga last night against the removal of unauthorized constructions continue to demonstrate on both sides of the road.

The agitation is causing heavy traffic congestion at the Baseline Road and several roads around Borella.

last night people continued to engage in the protest obstructing the Japanese Friendship Bridge travellers.

The Urban Development Authority had begun removing unauthorized houses constructed on the Thotalanga – Fergushion Road yesterday.

While more than 200 unauthorised houses have been constructed, the UDA said that about an year ago, occupants had been asked to evacuate their houses.  

It was in accordance with this that the UDA launched the demolition and removal of these houses yesterday.

A tense situation cropped up with the residents in the area staging a protest against the evacuation.

The police STF  was also deployed to control the situation.