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Do not hold night races in Kandy: Mahanayake Thera

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Chief Incumbent of the Asgiri Chapter the most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera said today he was against night races being held in Kandy.

The Thero expressed these views when members of the Kandy Heritage Protection Foundation met him today.
 
He said it was not suitable to hold car races in a small city like Kandy.

“We expressed our displeasure at holding night races in Kandy for several years.  We requested the authorities not to do this. But the organisers will not pay heed to us,” the Thero said.

Members of the Kandy Heritage Protection Foundation handed over a petition to the Ven. Buddharakkitha Thera regarding the matter.(J.A.L. Jayasinghe)
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  • npj Thursday, 19 June 2014 08:09 AM

    what will happen if they still have it. ? Like casino?

    pradeep Thursday, 19 June 2014 06:05 AM

    BBS ...over to you...organise a mega protest in Kandy and stop these races via DM Android App

    Lanka Shantha Thursday, 19 June 2014 01:47 PM

    Forgot last year crying?
    This will continue year after year till the "modayas" vote for them.

    ruk Thursday, 19 June 2014 11:11 AM

    is this the most burning question today in Sri Lanka via DM Android App

    rosebud Thursday, 19 June 2014 07:44 AM

    Well said Venerable Sir We dont want them in Colombo either via DM Android App

    Ranjo Thursday, 19 June 2014 09:01 AM

    Can you ask them to pay the electricity bills first?

    deen Friday, 20 June 2014 04:52 AM

    Now the regime will get scared you and will stop the races...you have no powers sadu...sorry to say that...

    Steave Thursday, 19 June 2014 03:11 PM

    Stupid we will do it . What can we do with duty free racing cars via DM iPad app

    Pathi Thursday, 19 June 2014 09:51 AM

    Who care's?

    gona Friday, 20 June 2014 09:39 PM

    Go to hambantota roads are clear for spoilt brats. We dont need them anywhere near us. via DM iPad app

    Nishantha Thursday, 19 June 2014 04:36 AM

    first our monks should be an example avoiding politics and insulting other religions. then people will follow them.

    Appuhami Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:07 AM

    Not only in Kandy we do not want any races at all any where in Sri Lanka . If someone has too much money kindly donate it to the poor and under privileged people in the country. via DM iPad app

    Abey Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:27 AM

    Kandy is the Heritage city in SL.
    Car Races are Not Suitable there.
    NuwaraEliya is ideal place for them.


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