Death becomes a costly affair for Colombo dwellers

Death had become a costly affair for Colombo city dwellers as the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has increased the charges for a grave (two square feet) to Rs 180,000.

Meanwhile former member of CMC Alfred Sampath said the crematorium charges within Colombo City limits have been increased to Rs 10,000 from Rs 1000 for Colombo city dwellers and Rs 20,000 for outsiders. “I have made a written complaint to President Ranil Wickremesinghe with regard to this matter. I was told that the matter was referred to Western Province Governor Roshan Goonetileke,” he said.

Former member of the CMC Shermila Gonawala also said crematorium and grave charges have been increased tremendously. “People cannot afford the new amounts which the CMC charges,” she said.


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