Illegal kiosks, shops removed in Galle


The removal of unauthorised structures within Galle’s urban limits began on 5 September. A woman who protested in front of the bus stop near Samanala Stadium was removed by Police officer and her kiosk was loaded onto a tractor.

According to a city council official, these shops and kiosks are illegal and have been built a way that obstructed traffic and pedestrians. The small businesses were advised on several occasions, but these warnings were ignored so the authorities conducted the eviction.