Heard that the Central Cinema in Maradana was torn down last night. The Sunday Times website carries a brief news item.
People from around the area say that bulldozers arrived in the middle of the night and started flattening the cinema. The owners apparently tried to contact higher authorities but were unsuccessful in preventing the demolition.
The Sunday Times website says the Urban Development Authority (UDA) demolished the cinema after the owner failed to meet tax obligations. The report in the print edition of last Sunday's paper stated that the owners had apparently won their case in the district court.