Legal action against illegal constructions
Health Minister Maitripala Sirisena decided to take legal action
against persons who acquired lands owned by Kandy Teaching Hospital
illegally and put up buildings in those premises.
According to a Health Ministry spokesman the government is developing
the Kandy Hospital as the second National Hospital of the country.
The hospital has a 50 acre land. But at present there are only 20
This is the main problem affecting the development activities of the
The Kandy Teaching Hospital needs more buildings to house several
units which are essential to develop as a national hospital. the
minister said there are two alternatives for this matter.
The first is to build hospital buildings in another land and the
second to take back the lands from the persons who built establishments
in the hospital premises illegally.
Minister Sirisena said that the assistance of the Central Provincial
Council is necessary to solve this matter and he hopes that the CPC will
help in finding a better answer.