The minister of Provincial Council and Local Government Faizer Mustapha has instructed Colombo Municipal officers to evacuate all illegal vendors from Colombo city streets.
A recent survey has revealed that there are 1 thousand 158 illegal vendors operating within the Colombo city limits.
The survey stated that out of that total 699 are operating in Pettah, Fort and the surrounding streets.
Most of the streets in these areas are blocked to pedestrians due to the presence of these illegal vendors.
The Minister has taken this decision in order to clear these streets for the convenience of pedestrians.