Grandpass: Cost effective solution

Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

As all parties have amicably agreed to resolve the Grandpass issue, isn’t it more pragmatic to pull down the old mosque, which is very small one (single-storied) and let the new one, multi-storied, remain as expenses have been already incurred for the new one and the construction is complete? Approval for construction should not have been given in the first place. Why enlarge the old one at the Government’s and others’ expense? Then cutting of the Bo-tree doesn’t rise. The money could be utilised to provide houses for those occupants of shanties in the Molawatte area. Isn’t this expenditure unwarranted? What is the rationale behind this seemingly futile decision? Have we Sri Lankans gone crazy? Mohamed Zahran Colombo 3