Issues crop up over filling of Battaramulla paddy land

Issues crop up over filling of Battaramulla paddy land

Written by Bella Dalima

16 Oct, 2014 | 9:29 pm

Residents of Koswatta, Battaramulla charge that 10 acres of paddy land are being filled up without any prior notice. Residents point out that they have benefitted from these lands for a long period of time.

The locals say that they have the deeds which prove free hold ownership of these lands. When News1st made inquiries, an official of the Land Reclamation and Development Board said that compensation will be given for the lands that are being taken over.

The Board added that development activities are to be carried out on these lands on the basis that these are water catchment areas.

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