UPFA MP Padma Udayashantha Gunasekara said yesterday plans were afoot to open a night market in the sacred city of Kandy today and urged the Speaker to intervene in stopping it.
He told parliament that Kandy was designated by UNESCO as a historical and sacred city and added that Buddhists all over the world had protested this move.
The MP said the night market was scheduled to occupy Dalada Vidiya and Kotugodella Vidiya.
The Speaker said he had referred the matter to the subject minister following the complaint made by the MP. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)