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* Sri Lanka Bar Association to take legal action against Colombo MC if cutouts not removed by Monday
Fri, Dec 5, 2014, 09:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 05, Colombo: The Bar Association of Sri Lanka says that it will take legal action against the Colombo Municipal Council if the Council does not take measures to remove all the election campaign hoardings in the nation's capital by Monday.

The President of the Bar Association Attorney-at-Law Upul Jayasuriya at a media briefing today said they will give time to CMC until Monday to remove the cutouts.

"If these cutouts are not removed by Monday we'll take the matter to the courts," Jayasuriya said.

The BASL has also written to the Urban Commissioner of the Colombo Municipal Council demanding to remove the unauthorized hoardings erected within the capital city.

The Association in its letter pointed out that the erection of campaign hoardings in the city is in contravention to the provisions of the Colombo Municipal Council Act.

The Elections Commissioner had also informed the Urban Commissioner of the CMC to take down all unauthorized hoardings, the BASL.

"The beauty of the city is lost because of these hoardings. Traffic signs cannot be seen due to these cutouts and this can result in fatal accidents taking place. This can also result in traffic congestion. A gazette has been issued by the Municipal Council to prevent such incidents taking place. Hence, we believe it's the responsibility of the Municipal Council to arrest this situation," the letter said.

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