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Manning Market to move to Peliyagoda

22 December 2011 06:21 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Cabinet has approved the relocation of Manning Market in Pettah to Peliyagoda, Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukewella said.

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  • Wara Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:58 AM

    Maradana ???

    Kornelius John Friday, 23 December 2011 08:22 AM

    And correct weights too!

    PATRICK WANASINGHE Friday, 23 December 2011 02:43 AM


    Ceylonese Thursday, 22 December 2011 11:43 PM

    It's like spreading a wound. Peliyagoda is just outside the congested city of Colombo. Markets like this must be relocated in anywhere else in Sri Lanka with quality road systems.

    Channa Thursday, 22 December 2011 05:47 PM

    A Great Decision. We need to have a beautiful city.

    Sober-guy Thursday, 22 December 2011 12:43 PM

    True, but let the poor small vendors too earn their daily bread.

    luxminarayan Thursday, 22 December 2011 11:45 AM

    You can buy fish and veggies from Cargills and Keels supermarkets. Quality and convenience.

    ajith Thursday, 22 December 2011 11:08 AM

    Very good move by the government.All dirty markets,storage spaces(charmers granary),slums,government ministries etc...should all vacate from Colombo.The city should be well planned in par with other cities in the world.

    ampare son Thursday, 22 December 2011 11:06 AM

    good idea.

    Dinithi Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:55 AM

    For gods sake do not do this in the sinhala and hindu new yr period. Do it in a lull period or u will get the price hikes due to the usual protests. But this makes sense. The pettah market is too crowded out. We need a place that can expand.

    Ravi Seneviratne Thursday, 22 December 2011 06:53 AM

    why dont the cabinet consider relocating the parliment also at Peliyagoda?

    ASK Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:55 AM

    Why not to Diyawannawa?

    JEM D Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:23 AM

    It is not only moving the market but the entire infrastructure and funds allocation for the job.

    However it is such as these statements made by irresponsible guys that inflame hate and riots unnecessarily.

    Nodrog Thursday, 22 December 2011 09:18 AM

    talk tough until traders protest then back down like you usually do.

    Sunanda Jayasekera Thursday, 22 December 2011 09:09 AM

    Direct result of the protest of the traders of the Manning
    Market on vegetable crates. Hereinafter, do not protest
    on whatever government do. Accept everything.

    Sober-guy Thursday, 22 December 2011 09:01 AM

    Already we find it difficult to buy our fish all the way from Peliyagoda. Moving even the vegies there is adding salt to injury.

    lankatarzan Thursday, 22 December 2011 08:52 AM

    Another Chinese offer for that valuable land in Maradana...???

    willows Thursday, 22 December 2011 08:25 AM

    so the one who takes bribes can be further fatten his pocket???

    Waran Vaithilingam. Thursday, 22 December 2011 07:19 AM

    Oh My.. This is the Only country in the world where country
    s cabinet needs to approve the application to move a market.

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