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Prelate protests opening road near Maligawa

23 January 2015 04:15 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakhita Thera yesterday expressed his concern and the displeasure over the decision to reopen the road in front of the historic Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy.

The Thera expressed his views in response to an intention put forward by the Leader of the House and Minister of Plantation industries Lakshman Kiriella, when he paid a courtesy call to see the Asgiriya Mahanayaka Thera yesterday (22).

The Thera also expressed his protest to the minister on reopening of the road in front of the most revered religious Buddhist site for whatever reasons.
The Mahanayake Thera instead made a suggestion to build an alternative road.

The former Diyawadana Nilame and opposition leader (UNP) of the Kandy Municipality Neranjan Wijeyaratna was also present at the occasion. (J.A.L. Jayasinghe)

  Comments - 12

  • Nimal Saturday, 24 January 2015 06:09 PM

    We must open the road by the maligawa and remove the absurd barricades as vehicles doing extra 4 miles around the lake is causing severe pollution.

    Pradeep Friday, 23 January 2015 03:26 PM

    patriot Don create unnecessary issues. via DM Android App

    rat Saturday, 24 January 2015 05:56 AM

    *if we are to go by myvavanan, s comments most of the roads ned to be kept closed

    Hareesz Saturday, 24 January 2015 07:45 AM

    Very concerned about the inconveniences caused to the Kandy public.

    up Friday, 23 January 2015 04:09 PM

    Did you see how the prelate got offended when this was proposed? Ven thero said people enjoy its inconvenience. anee apoi..

    perera Saturday, 24 January 2015 08:52 AM

    The only solution that I see is to dig a tunnel under the lake. Then pessimists will come up with another reason. Lankaave nam mona reddak vath karanna baha, pandithayo vadiyi.

    Mylvaganam Friday, 23 January 2015 05:21 PM

    I agree with the Asgiriya Mahanayaka Thera, it is not because I am worrying about terror attacks but is a treasure of SL and it should be protected and preserved. Vibration and wind loading impacts of fast moving vehicle could damage the holy place also the dust generated from regular moving traffic will also damage the site and the noise from them will disturbed the peaceful environment.The government should find alternative solution for the traffic issue.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 23 January 2015 01:32 PM

    No need to panic so much. There is nothing to fear... as our defense now is very strong.

    Azee Friday, 23 January 2015 05:39 PM

    Objection only by one Prelate via DM Android App

    ponil Friday, 23 January 2015 10:57 AM

    I.O siribris gone mantel!

    patriot Friday, 23 January 2015 02:06 PM

    something fishy from the new government. Doing this to please some people.

    Sirimewan Saturday, 24 January 2015 02:00 AM

    Are you above the law? Pay for the road and you can have it. Ven. Gnanasara and Dilantha will finance even the lake and that too can be yours.

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