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Green light for night races in Kandy

2013-04-30 16:36:01
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The Kandy Municipal Council has agreed to hold night races in Kandy streets and Mahanayaka Thero too have not objected holding the races, Kandy Mayor Mahendra Ratwatte said.

Leader of the Opposition Neeranjan Wijeyaratne told the Kandy Mayor Mahaendra Ratwatte that if the Mahanayke's have approved or have not objected for holding the night races in the historic city of Kandy, then a written statement signed by them must be tabled.  

He further said the Council should get all the dues and a Memorandum of Undertaking should be embodied in this document.

The Finance Committee has approved the application of the organization that is conducting the night races scheduled for 17th and 18th of May 2013 in Kandy streets. Councillor Vipula Ransasinghe said there must be an Insurance policy for all spectators by the organizers and also that they should pay for the electricity used. (L.B. Seneratne)


  Comments - 41

  • sara deyal Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:41

    Abuddassa kale Labuth thiththa wenawaluu

    Reply : 2       26

    Lucky Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:47

    Night races??? People....get ready for another fuel hike!!!!

    Reply : 1       53

    Nodrog Wednesday, 1 May 2013 02:01

    All this to please his sons and also explains the import of 1000cc bikes recently. This whole country has been made their playground and we end up paying for the toys.

    Reply : 0       77

    Lobo Wednesday, 1 May 2013 07:15

    Soon there'll be a minister for night races and another for day races..

    Reply : 0       4

    Amila. G Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:02

    Night races in Kandy . To bring down the cost of living in the hill country.

    Reply : 1       44

    Amila. G Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:05

    The government is going on a jolly good trip when the people are tasting bitter hell on earth.

    Reply : 2       41

    Amila. G Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:09

    Budhu ammooooo Kartadha sapa

    Reply : 1       21

    brownwardhana Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:26

    awesome...at last some night action in kandy city

    Reply : 51       5

    lk Tuesday, 30 April 2013 18:14

    The news didn't specify whether they agreed for paying the electricity bill

    Reply : 1       30

    Nina Kamal Tuesday, 30 April 2013 18:15

    Thats the way to go..., all and everyone must hold hands and work towards the night life..... forgetting about the electricity hike; this way all of us can be on the street for some light from the dark world!

    Reply : 1       29

    beggar Tuesday, 30 April 2013 18:55

    Thank you. Echcharai adu.

    Reply : 0       24

    kandykolla Tuesday, 30 April 2013 19:58

    Ayyo..!! Why Kandy ?? Leave Kandy as it is !! What about in Hambantota ??

    Reply : 0       43

    samosa Tuesday, 30 April 2013 21:01

    We can get green light for anything in this country. Other's opinions or decisions not really important. Sri Lanka is a country now any impossible matter can turn into possible... Suba Anagathayak!

    Reply : 0       27

    Saj Tuesday, 30 April 2013 23:27

    Why not move to Hambanthota ?

    Reply : 0       28

    Mama Yanawa Wednesday, 1 May 2013 05:59

    Ohh ya please take it to Hambanthota. But the problem is wild elephant. No worries can kill all the wild elephants and host the race. What a country...

    Reply : 0       9

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 30 April 2013 23:48

    So what...? Very Good opportunity for the public to contribute... to pay the electricity bill !.

    Reply : 0       17

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 30 April 2013 23:50

    Kollanee...It's play time now !

    Reply : 2       11

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 30 April 2013 23:50

    Everything is ready Putha...Go & play now !

    Reply : 1       25

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 30 April 2013 23:51

    The Royal Sport of Sri Lanka !

    Reply : 1       13

    citizen Wednesday, 1 May 2013 00:00

    Another waste of money in mother Lanka... People die of poverty in one corner and others waste their money in watching races and wasting the publics money...

    Reply : 2       24

    A tourist Wednesday, 1 May 2013 00:14

    Everybody seems to have realized the "needs" of "people".

    Reply : 0       13

    RanjithT Wednesday, 1 May 2013 00:25

    Mahanayaka Haamuduruwane. Where are you?

    Reply : 2       20

    ANTON Wednesday, 1 May 2013 00:32

    DON'T DISTURB, THEY ARE GEARING UP FOR THE RACES

    Reply : 0       23

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 1 May 2013 00:39

    Who will distribute prizes to winners?

    Reply : 0       8

    ANTON Wednesday, 1 May 2013 01:01

    HEY , I ALSO WANT TO JOIN, I HAVE A SUZUKI MARUTI CAR.

    Reply : 0       24

    Tharaka Chanaka Wednesday, 1 May 2013 01:04

    How will the monks meditate with all the noise pollution?

    Reply : 1       17

    Billu Wednesday, 1 May 2013 01:40

    Seems supportive of this Pooja Boomiya being used of Night Races.

    Reply : 0       18

    Terrence B. De Silva Wednesday, 1 May 2013 01:49

    ELECTRICTY BOARD SPONSORS BRIGHT LIGHTS FOR KANDY NIGHT RACES AND CITZEN PERERA WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR IT EVENTUALLY.

    Reply : 0       15

    Dammika Wednesday, 1 May 2013 02:16

    Sad part is, with all these electricity price hikes (which partly caused by heavy unpaid bills of these night races) people still go to see those race. It all must start from People

    Reply : 0       15

    Ruwan Wednesday, 1 May 2013 02:36

    Are the mahanayakes also being taken for a ride by the rajapassa offspring, was it merc,BMW, or a lambrigini.. Are the races being held under candle light or a kussi lampuwa.save electricity only for the poor.vulgar uncaring exposure of lavish ,dolce vita type living by the new rich parasites.

    Reply : 1       15

    kay parker Wednesday, 1 May 2013 02:40

    he why worry about the electricity bills my children have bought 1000cc motorbikes , they need to try it out.....

    Reply : 0       13

    crick Wednesday, 1 May 2013 02:40

    people must avoid going to these!

    Reply : 0       16

    Vernon Wednesday, 1 May 2013 02:41

    Mahanayake Thera may not have objected to it, as it is not objectionable from the religious point of view. However we the people of Kandy vehemently object to it, as we are the ones who have to suffer on the days for practices, day before, day of races and the day after. Racing is a sport if done in a proper place, but night races in Kandy is purely a farce, may be for the benefit of a few.

    Reply : 0       21

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 1 May 2013 04:25

    We know who will win. Can anybody guess?

    Reply : 0       6

    Saman Wednesday, 1 May 2013 05:46

    See the Asharaya.. now the night races???. casinos.(big stories casino going to built in front of Lake House). Airports with out planes. Ports without ships, grounds without matches no judicial rules ..etc...With happy people ??? see our developments. close to Singapore. .

    Reply : 0       10

    krishna Wednesday, 1 May 2013 06:22

    Very good move.

    Reply : 5       0

    renu Wednesday, 1 May 2013 06:52

    mAHANAYAKES WILL HAVE A pIRITH cEREMONY IN kANDY SO THAT THE eKLECTRICITY BILL WILL NOT BE ON THE SHOULDERS OF KANDY TAX PAYERS

    Reply : 0       0

    Grace Wednesday, 1 May 2013 06:56

    Ruling elite! Make hay while the sun shines.

    Reply : 0       2

    wasanthi Wednesday, 1 May 2013 07:00

    Please hold night car and bike races in Negombo. We are the citizens of area welcome it.

    Reply : 0       1

    DHA Wednesday, 1 May 2013 07:40

    In fact i'm a fan of racing just make this racing day time so that the wastage of electricity is controlled and we don't need to carry the burden later......

    Reply : 0       2

    Maaz Wednesday, 1 May 2013 11:22

    No light in the night for Public. but Political leaders and there sons can drive there fast car's using very high power road lights in the night for free.

    Reply : 0       1

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