Mar 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has approved the appointment of a committee to hear the grievances of the low-income families relocated from the capital of Colombo by the Urban Development Authority under the previous government.
The request to appoint a committee was made by the Minister Rauff Hakeem, Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage to review the aspects pertaining to the relocation of families in underserved settlement within the City of Colombo undertaken by the Urban Development Authority.
The Urban Regeneration Project (URP) launched by the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development of the previous government , aiming to transform the capital city into a destination for tourism and investment relocated the low-income people against their wishes. The one-man committee will be headed by the Additional Secretary (Urban Development) Ministry of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage.
The people who have been affected due to the relocation process are called to forward their grievances and requests by post or by hand on or before 10th April 2015 to the Additional Secretary (Urban Development) of the Ministry of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage at 3rd Floor, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla