Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Supreme Court removes objections to capital city re-development plan
Thu, Feb 28, 2013, 11:30 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Supreme Court Wednesday withdrew an order preventing the re-development of Colombo's crowded residential Slave Island area.

A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, Justice P. A. Ratnayake and Justice Priyasath Dep vacated an earlier order issued on September 13, 2012 that allowed the status quo of an eight-acre area to be maintained.

The order prevented the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development from launching the Slave Island Area Redevelopment Project which would provide 8 acres of land bordering former Education Department site, Malay Street, Justice Akbar Street, and Railway line on a 99-year lease to an Indian company to build over 450 housing units with all facilities for the current shanty dwellers in the area.

Vacating the earlier order issued in response to a petition filed by the residents, the Chief Justice emphasized the urgency in developing the capital city to upgrade the living standards of the low-income residents.

The Court advised all interested parties against the project to refrain from violence and stressed that perpetrators will be dealt with sternly.

The bench scheduled the next court hearing for April 04.

The redevelopment project that had been held up due to the earlier court ruling will now be resumed soon, the Ministry sources said.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka entrusts India\'s TATA to build housing project in capital



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan Prime Minister to hold bilateral discussions with Indian Premier today
-- [2 hours ago]
Salawa explosion victims to take legal action to obtain compensation
-- [2 hours ago]
First Sri Lanka session on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement opens today
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Telecom hosts management committee meeting of two submarine cable maintenance consortiums
-- [4 hours ago]
Parliament to convene an emergency session on April 28 regarding waste disposal
-- [4 hours ago]
Pugoda Magistrate Court transfers case against former minister Basil Rajapaksa to Gampaha High Court
Sri Lankan Government has taken measures to strengthen parliament - PM
Sri Lanka Speaker calls on young lawmakers to act as role models for youth
Houses for 68 more families affected by Meethotamulla disaster
Central Province Minister resigns from post to protest father's removal from SLFP organizer post

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.