The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) says a people centered view is adopted when relocating persons in the Colombo area.
However, the CMC maintains that it has not evicted any of the persons who are currently being relocated in some Colombo suburbs.
According to the CMC, the evictions are being carried out by the Urban Development Authority and the Land Reclamations Board.
CMC’s Special Commissioner Omar Kamil has told the media the Council had not evicted anyone for the past two to three years and that a people centered view was adopted in the event of relocation.
He has said that when there is a need to relocate persons, the CMC discussed with the families concerned about the move before relocating them and finding them suitable accommodation.
According to Kamil, the departments that were currently carrying out relocations had to do so as the circumstances required them to relocate some families.