Authorities instruct owner to remove fence at Coconut Tree Hill

January 6, 2021 at 4:55 PM

The owner of Coconut Tree Hill in Mirissa, a tourist attraction in Sri Lanka, has been instructed to immediately remove the fence that had been put up at the site recently.

During a discussion held with the businessman, who is one of the owners of the property, Government officials said the former should have received approval from the Coast Conservation Department prior to putting up the fence.

The Weligama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman said permission cannot be granted for construction at the location as it is recognised as a renowned tourist attraction in Sri Lanka at present.

The Government officials had further requested the businessman to discuss with his fellow partners of the property to take a decision to develop the site as a tourist attraction.

The businessman had in response requested for a period of one week to relay his decision, as it has to be drawn following discussions with all four joint- owners of the property.

The Government officials had warned the businessman to immediately remove the fence that was put up at Coconut Tree Hill in Mirissa, adding that legal action will be taken if he fails to do so.

The discussion was held at the Matara District Secretariat with the participation of the owner of the land, officials from the Coast Conservation Department and Urban Development Authority, Chairpersons of the Weligama Urban Council and Pradeshiya Sabha, and the Officer -in – Charge (OIC) of the Kotawila Police today. (NewsWire)