Protest planned on Matale A9 Road Compensation demand for lost property

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By 2017-08-19

The Businessmen's Union of A-9 Road in Matale yesterday warned of a major protest in the area if the authorities fail to compensate them for their lost properties.

The protest which will include the closure of shops and other business places and the hoisting of black flags is scheduled to take place on September 01, Chairman of the Union R. M. Abeyratne said.

He added that the Union had already held discussions with the Matale Divisional Secretary K.P.K.L.Maduwanthi and officials from the regional Surveyor's Department in this regard.

Maduwanthi added that documents of some 400 persons who are entitled for compensation have already been sent to the Surveyor's Department.

Meanwhile, an official at the Surveyor's Department promised to provide the compensation within a fortnight.

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