Video: Srimath R.G. Senanayake Mawatha declared open

16 July 2013 07:11 am - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Mahinda Rajapaksa today declared open the Srimath R.G. Senanayake Mawatha (Former Gregory’s Road) together with the Mayor of Colombo A.J.M. Muzammil, Deputy Mayor of Colombo U.L. Titus Perera and the members of the Colombo Municipal Council. Pix by Kushan Pathiraja

Video by President's Media

  Comments - 24

  • lalitha Tuesday, 16 July 2013 07:23 AM

    what a waste of money

    visa Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:53 AM

    Good to do before CHOGM.
    Sri lanka Must send all the right signals to Commonwealth.

    Attack is the best way of defence.

    Thisami Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:53 AM

    Road names should be small. So that it is easier for everyone to use it.
    These MR do not have other work & for just a time pass he do such stupid thing...

    HK Tuesday, 16 July 2013 07:43 AM

    Mr we gr lot more things to do in this country... Makes new not renames !

    DHA Tuesday, 16 July 2013 07:56 AM

    Very true......

    dammi Tuesday, 16 July 2013 07:55 AM

    I wonder why it wasn't named after "Mahinda Rajapakshe"

    MirakRajBanda Tuesday, 16 July 2013 10:26 AM

    Do or die I'll use the old, beautiful ''Gregory's Road'' for all my correspondences.
    This is ridiculous to change the names (are icons) as the way you want.
    Shall I call the President Rajapakse as MirakRajBanda???

    AZ Tuesday, 16 July 2013 10:32 AM

    why change such a lovely name for this road?? The old road names have some class attached to it & everyone's so familiar with those names, like Horton place, Havelock rd, Reid avenue etc.. these politicians come in & rename it with some unknown guy's name & ruin the beauty of it

    Duran appuhamy Tuesday, 16 July 2013 10:44 AM


    Hamden Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:23 AM

    The Chinese or Japanese person' face tells it all about how stupid the country people are to have such a waste function.

    HEWA Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:21 AM

    VVIPs are wasting their valuable time, and resources on not so important functions such as this in this country ! This is a tragedy indeed....

    MNM Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:29 AM

    Make new not Renew

    warElephant Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:38 AM

    what nonsense, keep the old british names, they are much better

    PRASANNAJIT Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:40 AM

    How much was spent on this fiasco.?

    Belisol Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:49 AM

    MR cannot pronounce Gregory; so he had to rename it!

    John Frazer Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:52 AM

    In srilanak Loyality can be bought by giving a ciggerte or a cup of tea end of the day our fools goes and vote

    the joy Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:52 AM

    May we know the need of this change please?

    Porky Pig Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:53 AM

    A name is cosmetic. The name of roads in England are still what is found on the Monopoly Board. In Sri Lanka our whole mission is to change names. Not the quality of life. A Banana Republic all the way.

    Porky Pig Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:54 AM

    I can spot a up and coming "high jumper".

    Dasun Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:57 AM

    Gregory contribution to sri lanka economy was huge. We should have kept the name. Do not forget it is sinhalese who gave him the pet name "Girigoris". Sad to see these no good politicians ruining a good memory of great governor.

    Up Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:10 AM

    No . No. This is what masses are asking !!!!

    Up Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:23 AM

    No. No. This what our masses ask for ? He delivers .

    Podi Malli Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:30 AM

    they should have changed it as "Girigoris mawatha" , no one knows about R.G. Senanayake

    zavahir Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:28 AM

    Where Buddhist leaders who know the correct history?

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