The Voice against Corruption Organization today lodged a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Committee Secretariat alleging that a former Cabinet Minister had forcibly taken over a Rs. 100 million worth block of land belonging to the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) at Barnes Place, Colombo 07 had been assisted by the former Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of the Western Province, Anura Senanayake.
Speaking to Hiru news, VAC member and JVP Western Provincial Councillor Sunil Watagala said the 154 perch-block had been taken over by the CMC in 1980 but had not been put to use so far.
We Revealed through Hiru news the other day about this land situated at Colombo -07.
When our team’s representative went to that place a 19 year old was there as the security guard. A man who is considered to be the land owner had also assaulted this youth after taking hold of his National identity card.
However the land which is worth more than 100 million, entrance was obstructed and even the Colombo Municipal council was not aware as to what takes place in this land.