Maharaja goes Mad, Claims State Property as theirs
Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 21:14
A state property which was functioning under the Urban Development Authority (UDA) opposite the World Trade Center (WTC) premises at Colombo fort which was illegally and forcefully fenced by a certain group was stopped by the interference of the state police on a complaint lodged by the urban development authority.
The Urban Development authority’s Water resource and Water Management secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi has stated that the Maharaja Group has no legal rights to forcefully fence the said property belonging to the UDA.
This property previously was declared as a High Security Zone (HSZ).
Neither the public nor any authority was allowed to enter these premises, and no developmental work could be carried out in this particular zone.
However, after the end of War this premises was open to the public and several development projects was initiated.
This premises with lawn was maintained by the Urban Development Authority.
Today morning a certain Private Company claiming that this property belongs to them and started to construct a modern type of a fence.
The land in extent of 65 purchases opposite the WTC at Colombo Fort which was functioning under the UDA (State Property) was tried by a certain group to fence the land by force was opposed by surrounding institutions as well.
However, the Colombo City Hotel Managing Director Gamini Mathew who claims that the maintenance of this particular property is being carried out by them and states the history of this unlawful forceful entry made by a certain element.