Displaced in Pudukudiruppu to be resettled this week

However the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had raised concerns saying the last remaining war displaced at Menik Farm, who were moved out last week, had been placed at another camp in Mullaitivu. (Colombo Gazette) War displaced people in Pudukudiruppu are to be resettled later this week, the Mullaitivu government agent said.The official had sent out a notice to the displaced staying in temporary homes or with their relatives in Pudukudiruppu saying that they will be resettled on Thursday. The war displaced people from the area have been told to gather at the Pudukudiruppu central college on Thursday with the relevant documents. The government had last week said that all the war displaced in the north had been resettled after the Menik Farm IDP camp was closed. read more

Cabinet approves proposal to shift Manning Market

As a result the old St. John Fish Market has been re-established in the Peliyagoda area and the Vegetable and Fruit Stock Trade Centre is also to be relocated to Peliyagoda and the present Manning Market premises is to be used for provision of public transportation facilities. The Government said that the proposal made by PataliChampikaRanawaka, the Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, to relocate the Manning Market in a land of 25 acres owned by the Urban Development Authority in Peliyagoda at an estimated cost of Rs. 4 billion, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. (Colombo Gazette) Cabinet has approved a proposal to shift the popular Manning Market in Fort to Peliyagoda, the Government announced today.The Government said that the Colombo, Fort area have been recognized as a combined development zone under the Colombo City Development Plan (2008-2020) prepared by the Urban Development Authority. read more