The Jaffna Municipal council cannot grant approval for over 4,000 sq. feet floor area and above 4 stories. Only the Urban Development Authority could approve beyond the above limit.
A letter to this effect has been sent yesterday by the UDA to the Jaffna Municipal Council. The JMC is the only Municipality under the administration of the NPC. The approval for all buildings that are being built within the boundaries of JMC were given by the JMC so far. All of a sudden a limit has been placed on the authority of the JMC to approve construction of buildings.
Instructions have been given by the UDA that the JMC cannot grant approval for over 4,000 sq.feet floor area and above 4 stories. The reason for this sudden instruction is not known.