Mervyn removes foundation stone at controversial housing project

16 May 2018 - 279   - 1

Former Minister Mervyn Silva has removed the foundation stone laid by the National Housing Development Authority for a housing project at the archaeological site known as 'Belumgala' in Ipalogama. 

A group led by the former Minister visited the site, which comes under the Ipalogama Divisional Secretariat Division, after media exposed the alleged destruction caused to the site by clearing activities conducted in the area under the cover of the housing project. 

He insisted that all those who were responsible for the destruction should be punished and removed the foundation stone laid for the project. 

Text and Pix by Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa  

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  • Sarath Thursday, 17 May 2018 11:12 AM

    Madness has made many attempt to go behind the blue party and later the green, yet none of them were successful, now they have ventured into this type of drama to attract the attention of the public, this lunatic should immediately be handcuffed and returned to the place he deserves and asylum.

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