Concerns on destruction at Kurunegala’s Rajapihilla park

Concerns on destruction at Kurunegala’s Rajapihilla park

Concerns on destruction at Kurunegala’s Rajapihilla park

Written by Staff Writer

03 Jan, 2021 | 11:07 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Opposition lawmaker Nalin Bandara has raised concerns on the development of the Rajapihilla park in Kurunegala at the cost of cutting down trees.

“In which country do they develop parks by cutting off trees?” the Samagi Jana Balawegaya parliamentarian who visited the area on Sunday questioned.

An officer at the park told the parliamentarian that development activities are being carried out by the Urban Development Authority.

Bandara queried the delayed action of ministers, government politicians, the and the Urban Development Authority in taking action against the development project.

“They are claiming that there are only a few trees at the park. That is a blatant lie,” he told reporters pointing out that the remaining tree trunks tell the tale of destruction.

The opposition parliamentarian recalled that an ancient King’s Court in Kurunegala had also been demolished under the aegis of the municipal council in the area.

“We do not have even the slightest of faith on the municipal council,” Bandara stressed.

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