May 05, 2018

Ex-minister plans to sell state-land to Kotte MC Featured

A former powerful minister is illegally occupying a state-owned land near Diyawanna Oya at Koswatte, Nawala in Rajagiriya.

In order to escape the law, he is now planning to sell the land to the Kotte Municipal Council at a high price.

After buying a 10 perch land nearby some years ago, he had reclaimed around two acres from the Diyawanna Oya reservation illegally.

That land has been given for driving training.

After he lost his ministerial position, he fears the law will come after him and is now planning to sell it to the Kotte MC.

The land in question is said to be used for the construction a housing scheme for low-income families.