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Environmentalists oppose bridge over Kandy Lake

3 January 2016 11:31 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Environmentalists in Kandy have opposed the proposal of the Minister of Highways and Higher Education Lakshman Kiriella to build a bridge over the Kandy Lake citing Kandy Lake is sacred and should not be touched.

Attorney Shantha Ratnayake - Chairman of the Lawyers of Environmentalists Forum said that if a bridge is built over the Kandy Lake the entire landscape would be obliterated and the vision of an aesthetic King who beautified Kandy with the Lake and Pathiruppuwa would be lost.

He said that this move is not in keeping with the inspirations of the Kandy people.

“The only remaining beauty of Kandy is the Sri Dalada Maligawa and the Kandy Lake. If this is lost, we are keeping nothing for our children,” he said. (L.B. Senaratne)

Related : Bridge over Kandy Lake to ease traffic: Kiriella

  Comments - 9

  • Andy Monday, 04 January 2016 08:38 AM

    These guys are nuts. They do not see how it damages the history and heritage of Kandy.

    raju Monday, 04 January 2016 08:43 AM

    Then build it under the lake...innovation

    nan Monday, 04 January 2016 01:08 PM

    more bridges more commissions.therefore build as much as possible

    nuke Sunday, 03 January 2016 07:21 PM

    true, building a bridge over a lake ruins the beauty of kandy.. make alternate arrangements please

    asoka sirisena Monday, 04 January 2016 01:30 PM

    Kandy is a place where a good public transport system can be put in place. think of it. it will prevent cars vans and three wheelers coming to the city..

    das Monday, 04 January 2016 01:50 PM

    How about a tunnel under the lake?

    Bala Monday, 04 January 2016 07:58 AM

    All of you who oppose everything must give an alternative solution - otherwise criticism for its own sake is useless.

    Real Peace Monday, 04 January 2016 08:13 AM

    Ban cars in the centre of Kandy, and build a bridge away from the lake.

    onlooker Monday, 04 January 2016 02:49 PM

    Shift the city with the govt. Administration offices away from where they are now to Palli Keller or some other suitable location

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