Sri Lanka security forces ban pavement business in Wellawatte

[TamilNet, Friday, 25 January 2008, 11:34 GMT]
Citing security reasons, Sri Lanka Security forces on instructions from higher authorities in the Defense sector banned pavement businesses along roads and lanes in Wellawatte in Colombo district with effect from Thursday. Police have removed all structures put by pavement hawkers, sources said.

Hundreds of small traders will lose their livelihoods due to the sudden action by the Sri Lanka Government, civil soruces in Colombo said.


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