Mahanayakes write to MR over Kandy night races

23 June 2014 01:40 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A letter signed by four Maha Nayake Theras has been sent to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa requesting him to stop the Night Motor Races to be held in the Kandy during this weekend.

The Asgiriya Chapter Maha Nayaka, Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddarakkitha Thera; the Malawatta Chapter Anu Nayaka, Ven. Niyangoda Wijithasiri Thera; the Sri Lanka Amarapura Chapter Mahanayaka the Ven. Davuldena Gnanissara Thera and the Sri Lanka Ramanna Nikaya Maha Nayaka the Ven. Napana Premasiri Thera were the signatories to this letter.  

Meanwhile arrangements are being made to hold the controversial night races with sand bags placed at several points. Soldiers are seen filling bags with sand which had been unloaded at the vehicle park of the Bogambara racecourse. (Shane Seneviratne)

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  • stinking Tuesday, 24 June 2014 04:21 AM

    Now kawda Raja

    Asaw Monday, 23 June 2014 07:31 PM

    will MR respect religus leaders than his son via DM Android App

    noel Monday, 23 June 2014 07:42 PM

    it is not good to organise night race st this Sacred City. via DM Android App

    The Man Monday, 23 June 2014 07:50 PM

    Holy City To Become Race City very Soon. via DM Android App

    db Monday, 23 June 2014 02:46 PM

    Next step : upgrade Queens hotel as a Casio Hotel ... marvelous miracle

    RAJ Monday, 23 June 2014 02:52 PM

    Why have people forgotten that some of the most iconic motor racing events took place is Kandy during the 90's? From racing around the Lake, to the infamous Hill Climbs and road rally's, the city of Kandy was a leader in Motor Racing. It seem's that only certain groups of people who haven't had their coffers piled have suddenly started to oppose these races. A motor race won't tarnish or damage the image of Kandy or a religion which currently has more serious concerns to address.

    Suresh Monday, 23 June 2014 02:59 PM

    This is only car race

    Ammaa Monday, 23 June 2014 03:00 PM

    My car. My road my son My government with pinnacle ministers. Big black magician must b careful

    wimal Monday, 23 June 2014 03:24 PM

    If Car races are bad how can operate hotels and Bars around Dalada maligaawa. Alcohol is every where in Kandy. Stop Liquor sales also.

    rush Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:50 AM

    Economy vs religion.

    Azee Tuesday, 24 June 2014 01:06 PM

    What does the JHU and DFF say via DM Android App


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