Legal action to be initiated against Sri Lankan MP for damaging public property

July 23, Galle: An official of the Gale police station of Sri Lanka has told a local newspaper that legal action would be taken against the persons who damaged the public property at the newly opened Galle bus stand in Southern Province.

The official told the state-owned The Dinamina newspaper that the Police have received complaints from the management of the new bus stand. The management has also lodged complaints with other relevant authorities, the police official has said.

The controversial ruling party parliamentarian Nishantha Muthuhettigama removed an iron railing after private bus operators went on strike citing inconvenience to load buses on the Hikkaduwa platform due to the railing. The MP removed the railing and cleared a way for the passengers to board the buses.

Although the move satisfied the striking bus employees, the Chief Minister and the Transport Minister of Southern Province Shan Wijeylal de Silva told the media that it created bigger problems.

The Chief Minister reinstalled the iron railing and police Special Task was deployed for the security of the bus stand.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on July 11 opened the newly constructed Galle Bus Stand that was built at a cost of 410 million rupees. Galle Municipal Council is in charge of its maintenance and operations.

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