President Maitripala Sirisena has advised officials not to give into any pressure with regard to land reclamation.
Recently the Government had decided to not to reclaim any land in the Western Province.
The President instructed the officials concerned not to give into any pressure in implementing the decision.
The President said so while participating at a special Gampaha District Co-ordinating Committee meeting yesterday.
On this occasion the President said further that all approvals given earlier for land reclamation be withheld with immediate effect.