Jun 11, 2017

Hilltop goes to businessman linked to govt. Featured

The Hilltop Palace in Galle run by the southern provincial council has been given to a businessman having links with the government, reports say.

That has been done despite objections raised by the SPC members.

Member Chumlee Withanachchi said the culturally-important building was facing damage due to the businessman in question constructing a new building there.

The previous government handed over the property to the UDA and prepared a development plan.