The Colombo Municipal Council has issued a two week deadline for those who have erected illegal hoardings throughout Colombo City to remove them.
CMC Special Commissioner Omar Kamil said that the removal of illegal hoardings was in line with moves to make Colombo a more clean and picturesque City in the island. He empahsised that most of these hoardings did not have the approval of the Municipal Council or had been erected in places that hoardings should not be put up in.
He pointed out that all hoardings facing public roads that are erected on private or public property, sans the approval of the Municipal Council had to be removed. Last year the Supreme Court had directed the Municipal Council to remove all illegal hoardings and to regularize the manner in which they were put up.