Mayor takes a tough lline on propaganda displays in city
by Maheen Senanayake
Following the unauthorised display of the President’s election propaganda including banners and cutouts in Colombo, Mayor A J M Muzammil yesterday said “I have checked with the Municipal Treasurer and can categorically say that we have not given authority for any of these cut outs and posters nor have we collected or been paid any monies for the display of these posters and cutouts as we should have been”.
Asked what the estimated losses to the CMC were he said “I am not certain but I have given a directive to the police to take down these unauthorized cutouts and posters effective immediately”.
Asked what the response from the police has been he said “I have only just given this directive”.