Patali Champika Ranawaka

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka today claimed that residents down Ferguson road in Thotalanga were given houses through a new construction project.

The Minister had reportedly made this observation while addressing a media briefing this afternoon.

According to reports, Ranawaka had said that the Government had provided ownership of the new houses last month.
He alleged that more people were continuing to build unauthorised houses despite being asked to vacate by December 2015.

Residents in Thotalanga staged a massive protest against the demolishing of unauthorised construction, creating heavy traffic congestion in Colombo.