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Sunday, 15 September 2019 - 18:54
MP Wijepala faces protest at a function to lay a foundation stone
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Galle district UNP MP Wijeypala Hettiarachchi who was participating in a function to lay the foundation stone to construct a “nila niwasa” for Ihalagoda south area in Akmeemana was faced with public protest.

The area residents who launched the protest said that the nila nivasa office for the Ihalagoda East area cannot be established in their area.

The function to lay the foundation stone for the nila nivasa was sheculed to commence at 8 am today under the patronage of minister Vajira Abeywardena however he did not participate in the event.

According to our reporter the area residents have been protesting at the location since morning.  

However Galle district UNP MP Wijeypala Hettiarachchi arrived at the location 4 hours later than the scheduled time for the commencement of the function and was faced with the criticism of the area residents.

The crowd dispersed following the statement made by MP Wijeypala Hettiarachchi that they will take steps to construct it elsewhere if the area residents are against it.
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