The Kayts court has issued an interim injunction on the construction of a luxury Hotel at Valanthalai junction Karainagar, on a petition filed by Medical Officer of Health, P. Nanthakumar.
The petition was filed before Kayts Judge A.Judesan pleading that there are schools and places of worship and the said site is found to a fresh water source, and hence the construction of the hotel should be banned.
The judge accepted the petition of the petitioner and issued an interim Injunction on the construction of the Hotel.
It is notable that the youth of the area had organized a Protest Rally yesterday at the junction opposing the construction of the Hotel.
Following the court’s order, the youth who had organized the protest Rally and the people of the area converted the struggle to a signature campaign and handed over copies of a memorandum to the Divisional Secretary and the Chairman of the Pradeshiya Saba.
The Pradeshiya Secretary had assured the people that the matter will be brought to the notice of the District Secretary and obtain a constructive solution for their protest.
The chairman had said that as the matter is before the court no opinion could be said now, but all construction works had been stopped.