The Mayor of Galle, Kalum Seneviratne says that a group persons under the influence of alcohol, visited his home and threatened him yesterday evening.
The mayor told Hiru News that the group threatened him for removing unauthorized constructions near the Galle main Post Office following a Court order.
He further told that a complaint has been lodged with Police with regard to the threats.
The Mayor noted that it has become a critical problem as the police have neglected the court order and that the municipality will not be intimidated by the threats of the illegal vendors.
A trade unions action might be taken if the police officers do not support the task.
The Mayor stated that the police officers who neglected their duties should take responsibility for the inconvenience caused to the public due to the trade union action.