CMC To Charge Rs. 400 From Children Visiting Viharamahadevi Park: UNP, SLFP, Podujana Peramuna Vote In Favour

The Colombo Municipal Council has passed a proposal recommending to charge Rs. 400 from a child visiting the Vihara Mahadevi Park, Colombo 07. 

The money will be charged by a private company which will upgrade the park with new sport equipment for children. 

The CMC sources said the Crow Island park in Colombo will also fall under the same development plan. 

The proposal has been presented under the recommendation of the Finance Committee of the Colombo Municipal Council. 

The members representing the UNP, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and Sri Lanka Freedom Party have voted in favour of the proposal. 

The JVP has voted against it saying the propal, if implemented, will restrict the Vihara Mahadevi Park to the 'privileged' children. 

The proposal is expected  to be fully implemented in two months. 

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