Demonstration held as Embilipitiya land ownership tug-of-war of continues

Demonstration held as Embilipitiya land ownership tug-of-war of continues

Written by Bella Dalima

26 Jul, 2014 | 6:31 pm

An issue has arisen with regard to a plot of land belonging to the Embilipitiya Chandrikawewa District Hospital. A demonstration was staged in protest against the political affiliation behind the issue.

Residents and a group of doctors took part in the demonstration.

District Medical Officer Dr. Chamal Perera said:

[quote]We have been reaping the benefits of this land for the past 45 years, and now a Pradeshiya Sabha member is claiming rights to it. We have received a donation from Japan of nine million rupees. When we are trying to construct a building with that money we are not being allowed to do so.[/quote]

However, the Pradeshiya Sabha member in question says that the plot of land belongs to him.

Member of Embilipitiya PS Liyanage Pathiranage Wimalasena said:

[quote]I did not take over any land from the hospital. I bought this land in 1996 . I have all the required documents including the certificate of approval from the PS Chairman in this regard.[/quote]

District Medical Officer Dr. Chamal Perera said:

[quote]We have informed the police and all other units. What will eventually happen in the end is, we will lose the 9 million-rupee donation.[/quote]

 

 


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