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Sri Lanka will build two Formula tracks to conduct motor races in the country, the state owned radio said.

A delegation headed by the President of the World Motor Car Racing Association, John Todd, who arrived in the country to look in to the possibility of constructing these tracks in Hambantota and Colombo, held talks with President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple Trees yesterday.
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  • Minister Saturday, 25 December 2010 11:12 AM

    What a good news. Now we don't care even if the coconut goes up to Rs. 100 and onions Rs. 500. Thank you our able Government, the saviours of our peoples

    zorro Saturday, 25 December 2010 11:37 AM

    IMSA has nothing to do with Formula 1 Grand Prix of FIA, who conduct the Formaula 1 races.

    Gee Friday, 24 December 2010 05:36 PM

    wow gud for Sri Lanka

    fazal Friday, 24 December 2010 05:35 PM

    YES VERY GOOD FOR SRILANKA OUR PRIVATE BUS DRIVERS SHOULD BE GIVEN FIRST CHANCE TO DRIVE ON IT.....

    KD Friday, 24 December 2010 06:01 PM

    One for threewheelers and one for buses

    rishan Friday, 24 December 2010 05:57 PM

    A very good idea.All private bus drivers can becom F1 drivers.

    shihan Saturday, 25 December 2010 01:15 PM

    What the hell? F1 tracks? don't we have much more serious problems? cost of living is on the sky and they talking about f1? Government has nothing to do, so they just talk non sense.

    Prof Wickramatillake Saturday, 25 December 2010 01:27 PM

    No bread; eat cake! Great nation

    Athif Saturday, 25 December 2010 01:36 PM

    Thats mean the prices of goods will be increse.................

    bash Friday, 24 December 2010 07:01 PM

    We could then go peacefully on the roads

    Hisham Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:27 PM

    Hopefully not the bus drivers of 155

    Atha Katha Friday, 24 December 2010 07:17 PM

    Although this is good news, I think its best to first build the galle road properly, then will talk about building F1 tracks.

    Jay Friday, 24 December 2010 07:21 PM

    Ha ha ha! I fully agree with KD

    mahinda Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:54 PM

    I am sorry but who is John Todd? and where is the World Motor Car Racing association? I cant find any credible information anywhere. This has nothing to do with Formula 1

    oyage podi guru Friday, 24 December 2010 07:38 PM

    Just what we need! How about some camel and ostrich racing tracks alongside?

    Niroshan Friday, 24 December 2010 09:23 PM

    Why on earth is every thing done at Hambantota?????? Sri Lanka is not just Hambantota,, there are other areas,,,

    bandara Saturday, 25 December 2010 04:40 PM

    true... then they can recored the highest land speed of japanese shicansan bullet train

    PA Friday, 24 December 2010 09:53 PM

    Why? We already got Galle Road and Kandy Road.

    The Sceptic Saturday, 25 December 2010 05:39 PM

    Yes. not ONE but TWO F1 tracks for sri lanka.
    We can't even organize a village bicycle race in this country properly...mona F1 da isay?

    Tharaka Chanaka Friday, 24 December 2010 10:07 PM

    please fix the sinking whole in wellawatte first...

    The Sceptic Saturday, 25 December 2010 05:45 PM

    and bloody lot of good that has done.....now we have elitists from the south!

    chalieh Saturday, 25 December 2010 06:49 PM

    But we do need a F1 track to drive the Aston Martins and other fast cars that are currently raced after midnight along marine drive and green path

    pasel Saturday, 25 December 2010 06:52 PM

    you can't even build a good road for locals now building track for formula !
    I hope no sink holes on the track like Galle road

    ONLOOKER Friday, 24 December 2010 11:22 PM

    Where is the money coming from, is the public going to taxed ti fund the tracks.

    Lewis Appu Friday, 24 December 2010 11:29 PM

    one F1 track for C.O.L as well.

    YURI Saturday, 25 December 2010 10:39 PM

    before that can you fix the road from Vavunya to jaffna.. its a hell road in this planet, then fix the Hole from of Roxy in Gale Road then talk about the rest

    lalith Saturday, 25 December 2010 12:38 AM

    that's the only thing that we are lacking!

    Daksina Saturday, 25 December 2010 12:36 AM

    I just retired from CTB driving buses for 30 years. I must be given the priority to drive Formial One.

    KB Saturday, 25 December 2010 01:12 AM

    Examples of the needs of Political Frogs.

    Sangakkara Saturday, 25 December 2010 01:18 AM

    Fix our cricket grounds first. Do what we are good at.

    anemagekata Sunday, 26 December 2010 02:02 AM

    Most of our highways are formula racing tracks already with private buses and MPs' convoys as racing cars.

    Dee Sunday, 26 December 2010 02:47 AM

    The need of the hour

    adahan Saturday, 25 December 2010 01:38 AM

    The suffering masses need some relief for the burning stomach not enjoyment and jubilation for those in the economically cosy position.

    Hemal de Silva Saturday, 25 December 2010 01:44 AM

    and, get trained to go faster....

    Arjuna Saturday, 25 December 2010 01:53 AM

    priorities all mixed up.Where are we heading. For the benefite of few who have robbed the nation and looking at avenues to enjoy life

    mnsmart Sunday, 26 December 2010 06:11 AM

    In most of the present main roads, off road races could be conducted.

    wins Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:04 AM

    we have a racing fast track for cost of living. Why more?

    Waga Paluwa Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:13 AM

    This is the all thing the general public wanted, when a coconut goes to 60 Rs.

    citizen1 Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:20 AM

    ....and some betting joints to go with it.

    citizen1 Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:21 AM

    Hambantota is the new capital of Sri Lanka!

    Neomal Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:19 AM

    Guess what? HAMBANTOTA will be one venue for this part of the Aascharya.

    yoyo Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:49 AM

    So that they can cut some more coconut trees?

    Harsh Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:57 AM

    Do not cramp Hambantota by adding every thing. Then it will be worse than Colombo.

    sana Saturday, 25 December 2010 03:18 AM

    How much did the government pay to get this statement from John Todd?

    Siri Saturday, 25 December 2010 03:27 AM

    ....and they will come 1st, 2nd and 3rd!

    Siri Saturday, 25 December 2010 03:37 AM

    This Govt. gets its priorities spot on, every time! - Listening to the cries of pain and hunger coming from huts and shacks far away from Colombo and Hambantota.

    NAIDE Saturday, 25 December 2010 04:37 AM

    JUST WHAT WE NEEDED ! NOW THAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED EVERYTHING LIKE IMPORTED COCONUTS, EGGS CHICKEN, VEGETABLES AND HAVE THE BEST HEALTH CARE WITHOUT ESSENTIAL DRUGS, WE SHOULD GO 'FORMULA ONE' AND WHY NOT ?

    Gong namba Saturday, 25 December 2010 05:13 AM

    Serves the same purpose as The circus in Rome.

    Ombudsman Saturday, 25 December 2010 05:18 AM

    Why not?,

    sandman Saturday, 25 December 2010 05:28 AM

    Yes the only thing that this country lacks, we need this VERY URGENTLY !!

    janasaviya Saturday, 25 December 2010 05:32 AM

    Ok when its completed its time for Sajith Premadasa to open it.

    GSD Saturday, 25 December 2010 06:05 AM

    mamma mia... I love it

    Maleen Saturday, 25 December 2010 06:16 AM

    Excuse ME... Ferrari F1 car can't go on bumpy roads...!!!
    is this the biggest joke or what...

    Kj Sunday, 26 December 2010 09:50 AM

    yet another chance to reap some bucks...from Projects..

    Matahari Saturday, 25 December 2010 06:51 AM

    Vote Bank, Investment for future generation. Leaders of Gampaha District (ruled over 30 years) were not so selfish, they treated all districts equally.

    oyage podi guru Saturday, 25 December 2010 06:55 AM

    And in 576 A.D., what happened to Rome?

    micky Saturday, 25 December 2010 07:05 AM

    Sri Lanka is the capital of Hambantota

    garawi Saturday, 25 December 2010 07:06 AM

    Other countries are dropping formula one and other races for tobacco advertising which brought the income is now banned. This is a big mistake and must not go ahead!

    JAMES Saturday, 25 December 2010 07:30 AM

    EXTEND THE CABINET FOR ONE MORE MINISTER -MINISTER FOR FORMULA ONE.

    Nalaka Saturday, 25 December 2010 08:01 AM

    Because neo-colonial comprador society in Colombo no longer has the political power !!!

    Herath Saturday, 25 December 2010 08:11 AM

    Seriously why Hambantota? This is making me sick now. Open your eyes!!!! Sri Lanka is not only Hambantota....

    sam Saturday, 25 December 2010 08:06 AM

    Oh, good to have a F1 racing track but it should be build once the existing road infrastructure is well build and developed for Sri Lankans who use their own vehicles and public transport.

    sandbox Saturday, 25 December 2010 09:29 AM

    hambantota is nt the only city in SL

    F1 for Lanka Saturday, 25 December 2010 09:20 AM

    Great great as a F1 fanatic we will be proud to have it Sri Lanka. This will bring lots of tourist and will be great market event for Sri Lanka.

    Irsh Saturday, 25 December 2010 09:28 AM

    Much needed move! next will be Camel race track...

    Gulf Kolla Saturday, 25 December 2010 09:37 AM

    F1 is a declining sport. The money spent on these tracks will be an utter waste. It will benefit only a previllaged few.

    david Saturday, 25 December 2010 09:41 AM

    How about a state of the art asylum in Hambantota?


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