UNP complains to Court about land takeoverBy Chitra Weerarathne

The UNP has complained to the Court of Appeal about the decision of the Commissioner General of Lands to hand over to the Amparai Municipal Council, a block of land, which had been allocated to the UNP, on a long term lease, since 2003.

The land on Lot No. 802, was to be used for the building of the UNP office and the Youth Centre of Amparai. The Municipal Council had approved the plan, and the UNP had planned to spend Rs. 10 million on the construction.

The petitioners, Tissa Attanayake the General Secretary of the UNP, and Daya Gamage,

Chairman UNP Balamandalaya and the petitioner, who had requested the Court of Appeal to quash the allegedly arbitrary decision. They wanted the Court to direct theState to grant the UNP the right to utilize this land on a long term lease.

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