Written by Staff Writer
12 Feb, 2016 | 9:40 am
The Department of Coastal Conservation has taken steps to remove unauthorized structures established along the coastal line of the country.
Director of the Department of Coastal Conservation, Prabath Chandrakeerthi, said that twelve such authorised constructions will be removed from the Dehiwala coast line on Friday.
The unauthorized establishments will be removed with the help of the Police and the Police Special Task Force.
Illegal constructions on the coastal area from the Wellawatte bridge to Mount Lavinia were thus removed today.The process took place under the protection of the Police Special Task Force. A tense situation arose between the locals who were against the demolition of their constructions and the officers of the Department of Coast Conservation.
The Director of the Department of Coast Conservation said that these persons were given prior notice of the removal of their constructions.However, the locals charge that they were did not receive any such information.
Director of Department of Coast Conservation ,Gamini Hewage also noted that according to the Coast Conservation act, invading the coast and setting up unauthorized constructions is illegal and therefore it has been decided to remove 12 such unauthorized constructions and according to the Coast Conservation act, the Director General has the right to remove any illegal construction without a court order if the owner does not remove it even after being notified of it
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