Why build another if Galle stadium won’t be removed? Mahela

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Former Cricket captain Mahela Jayawardena today asked what was the purpose behind constructing a second stadium in Galle if the current one would not be removed.

“Why do you need another stadium in Galle if you are not removing the current one? Just change the pavilion structure if that is the issue,” the start cricketer tweeted in response to the Government.

The Government said only a pavilion at the Galle cricket stadium would be removed. However, it said another stadium would be constructed in the district.

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  • Maduruwa Friday, 20 July 2018 05:07 PM

    Why grounds and airports are the ones where the officials and contractors can make the most amount of money

    People Saturday, 21 July 2018 08:31 AM

    Legally prove MR as a crook and change the name.

    Crick-Ata Saturday, 21 July 2018 09:28 AM

    The millions earned by those who pandu?

    Samantha Saturday, 21 July 2018 09:44 AM

    if you are Sri Lakan, you don't ask this kind of questions. we don't make logical decisions. we do things to satisfy our cast , over class and self needs of ministers and wealthy people. who cares what the country needs

    Dish Friday, 20 July 2018 05:07 PM

    All they want is to wipe out MR's name. When will our politicians understand that all we should be doing is developing our country instead of getting on each other?

    Gallen Saturday, 21 July 2018 12:01 PM

    Galle stadium is not named after MR

    Upul Friday, 20 July 2018 05:12 PM

    You are absolutely correct. The vision of the politicians are quite different and they find a way to make some money even with unnecessary projects.

    Saman Friday, 20 July 2018 05:13 PM

    Mahela aren't you a Sri Lankan? Big contracts, big commissions. Simple.

    ase Saturday, 21 July 2018 10:38 AM

    of course yes, that is why he has given up all the good projects he started and start collecting anomers sums of money in either way

    AJ Friday, 20 July 2018 05:25 PM

    Come on knowing our politicians why this question ?, They are finding ways to pocket some money during the new construction.

    Sofia Friday, 20 July 2018 05:35 PM

    The new one is special. It for the politikkas to play pandu like now in the country but practised at new stadium.

    Yahapala Friday, 20 July 2018 07:52 PM

    No no. Just play "Kabadi" for ruling party and pohottuva gang.

    DHA Friday, 20 July 2018 05:45 PM

    Mahela the minister's pockets are empty these days so they need some way to fill them up...

    Khalef Friday, 20 July 2018 06:10 PM

    A Sri lankan, thinking differently, or should I say thinking correctly !

    ANTON Friday, 20 July 2018 06:10 PM


    Unchikun Friday, 20 July 2018 06:24 PM

    Hey man, heritage is not what comes overnight or can be bought. We have to save our heritage, never mind who made it. Heritage is not like selling prawns or lobsters and making money overnight.

    REEZ Saturday, 21 July 2018 12:52 PM

    This comment is made out of envy or jealousy.

    Dee Friday, 20 July 2018 06:39 PM

    Where were you and your comments when an 'international ground' was built in the middle of nowhere?

    mnsmart Friday, 20 July 2018 07:25 PM

    same thing happened to Asgiriya stadium in Kandy

    mnsmart Friday, 20 July 2018 07:27 PM

    time is running out, only 18 months more

    Sincere Friday, 20 July 2018 07:39 PM

    Santhosams!, Atha yata deals!! Commissions!!!

    J A Nihal peiris Friday, 20 July 2018 09:05 PM

    Making another cricket ground contract given Tax free Cess free after pocketing millions of USD in foreign accounts This is why we voted 62%

    Catherine Saturday, 21 July 2018 08:12 AM

    Commission bro you dont undestand that business beacause you have never done one

    sacre blieu Saturday, 21 July 2018 09:03 AM

    Absolutely. There is, and has not been any method in our atmosphere of political madness,over the many years. Sport administration has ruined it all.

    Sri Lankan Saturday, 21 July 2018 10:32 AM

    Mahela for 2020 Presidency!!! ;)

    Ijazahmed Saturday, 21 July 2018 11:11 AM

    Wonder where Mahela was when Sooriyaweva was bulit. Was he contractually obliged to not publicly question decisions of the Govt. / SLC as a player (back then) or was he too close to high ups that he didn't want to question them (Remember the cancelled England series)? I would like to think its the former and not the latter.....

    ND Saturday, 21 July 2018 11:58 AM

    Simply to get commissions Mahela!! They take us for fools!!

    Chux Saturday, 21 July 2018 01:01 PM

    Politicians always confusing

    rodrigo Saturday, 21 July 2018 01:52 PM

    why we need another one . need to develop the grounds which n ow not using .lke asgiriya,pallekele, dabulla, suriyawewa , P Sara , so on .

    Sisili Bisili Sunday, 22 July 2018 07:30 AM

    Because people are really happy and they don’t have any other problem. And there’s magnificent thing called ‘komis kuttiya’

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