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Jun 26, 2018

Chinese national continues construction, defying court order

Constructions of a restaurant in Colombo belonging to a Chinese businessman are continuing, disregarding a court order, residents say.

Residents charge that courts have ordered to suspend construction activities of this restaurant located on Ernest de Silva Mawatha, Colombo 07, as no permission has been granted for business constructions in that area.

Residents had complained to the police on several occasions regarding the noise and dust pollution due to the construction activities.

It has been revealed that the construction of this building has been initiated without the approval of the UDA and the CMC.

Police have also taken action against another restaurant in the area owned by the same Chinese businessman for selling liquor and cigarettes in that restaurant far exceeding the provisions allowed for in their license.

However, the resident claim that these restaurants are only open to and cater only to foreigners.