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Minister Patalie Champika Ranawaka says, stern action will be taken against all illegal constructions in Colombo city.

Minister Patalie Champika Ranawaka says, a stern action will be taken against all illegal constructions in Colombo city. He made this remarks at a media conference held in Colombo today. Commenting on the incident of building collapsed in Wellawatte area, minister said the approval for the building complex was given in 2009.

Although it was approved,  the relevant certificate is not there in the file. However the 21ft. distance between the canal and the building was maintained initially according to the law, later the owner of the building has extended its constructions on the distance. This has been identified one of the main cause for disaster. Minister Patalie Champika Ranawaka also emphasized the importance of finding out  status of other residencies located in Bambalapitiya and Wellawatte.

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