The Transport and Highways Minister has no involvement or affect within the court docket order given to take away the Orugodawatta Sri Sambuddhaloka Temple constructed on the Colombo Baseline Highway, the Ministry in a press release stated.
The Colombo Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom has ordered the instant removing of the development of the Orugodawatta Sri Sambuddhaloka Viharaya, which has been illegally constructed blocking the primary street on the Orugodawatta intersection, close to the doorway of the Colombo – Katunayake Expressway.
The Highway Improvement Authority has submitted a grievance to the Colombo Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom in 2021 to launch the land belonging to the Highway Improvement Authority, which is to be related to the expressway that’s to be constructed on the pillars, and on this major street named as a nationwide street.
Making an allowance for the information introduced in keeping with the grievance, Colombo Further Justice of the Peace Y. R. B. Nelumdeniya has issued a order on 25.08.2021 to demolish and evacuate this place which has been occupied by pressure.
On 23.03.2023 and 21.06.2023, because of the lack of correct response, the Further Justice of the Peace of the Courtroom of Colombo has once more issued an order to take away this. Accordingly, an order has been issued to the defendant to take away this building earlier than July 7.
Transport and Highways Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena didn’t maintain the place of Transport and Highways Minister on the time of the initiation of this court docket case, which was legally carried out by the Highway Improvement Authority, the licensed physique associated to the nationwide street system, and when the preliminary selections had been made. He has not made any intervention or affect relating to these court docket orders and this court docket order is a call given after an unbiased investigation.