Kandy is to be developed into a “walking heritage city” and President Mahinda Rajapaksa has allocated Rs. 500 million for the mega project, the government information department said.
In 1592 Kandy became the capital city of the last remaining independent kingdom in the island after the coastal regions had been conquered by the Portuguese. Several invasions by the Portuguese and the Dutch (16th, 17th and 18th century) and later by the British (most notably in 1803) were repelled.
Worthy donation for a worthy cause; well done President.
RajasH Thursday, 05 August 2010 06:31 AM
The Tamil heritage ciities in the NE are bombed out and money is pouring in for Kandy and other cities in the South. Is the money better spent rebuilding the NE so the whole country can economically prosper.?
Kasthuri Thursday, 05 August 2010 06:37 AM
Kandy becomes the Holiday destination for our politicians and they try to make it for their convenient place in and around the city. People of Kandy suffering with the day to day traffic congestion with various road blocks including the road leads to Kundasale. Kandy became the first, most polluted place in Sri Lanka due to the traffic menace made by current politicians in the area to full fill the desires of head of the government. Please leave Kandy alone as it was before 1990s, and help to make it people friendly place again (Not a politicians Holiday destination).
Gayan Samarasekara Thursday, 05 August 2010 06:38 AM
Oh.. such a relief. Interesting MR got to know that there is another city in the map of Sri Lanka called Kandy, apart from Hambantota. But 500 Million is peanut. More importantly the government must intervene in widening the roads and giving a solution for unorganized transportation under heavy traffic in the city. Also the city is filled with wastes everywhere. None can breathe near the market (also near the Bogambara prison). Perhaps one of the dirtiest places in Sri Lanka.
malkanthi Thursday, 05 August 2010 06:50 AM
Wonder whether they have drawn up a proposal before allocating this fund!!
Ravana Thursday, 05 August 2010 08:28 AM
why don't you stick to the South ? Don't come to Kandy you will never be accepted for your behavior or your morals !
Buying over imitation Kandyans like Kehelmal is not the answer.
Nishantha De Silva Thursday, 05 August 2010 08:42 AM
Kandy can not be expanded, but it can be planned, if they wish to listen to ordinary people, we can give them some ideas to do so....
LondonLankan_DT Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:04 AM
it may be peanuts, but it's a start.. let's see what happens. we shouldn't be eternally pessimistic. but we shouldn't hold our breath either!
Gayan Samarasekara Thursday, 05 August 2010 10:13 AM
Kehelmal could have been a genuine Kandyan to you few years ago.... ;D
Ravana Thursday, 05 August 2010 10:31 AM
What are they going to use for money ? I guess they will print it !
Prasanna Habaragamuw Friday, 06 August 2010 05:04 AM
It's a good move. Well done Presedent BUT proper plan and implementation is the biggest challenge. If not all will fail.
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