A vicious operation of land-grabbing is being undertaken in Colombo District to evict homeowners living in the 10th Lane, Kollupitiya and seize their lands, reports claimed.
The mastermind behind the operation is Sheikh Haj and several money launderers are also reported to have involved in the land-grabbing operation.
Shocks awaken as the Chief Inspector of Police of the area, who is responsible for the safety of the public, is also involved with the smugglers.
The smugglers at the consent of the Chief Police Inspector have intimidated the homeowners in grabbing the lands belonging to them, reports added.
One of the aggrieved land owners has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL), calling on the authorities to immediate investigate these threats.