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Nelum Pokuna Mawatha, which runs from Horton Place Roundabout to Public Library Roundabout, is to be named Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha once again Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) sources said today.

The road was renamed Nelum Pokuna Mawatha in 2011 with the opening of the Nelum Pokuna Perfoming Arts Stadium.

Sources said the old name would be restored at a ceremony next week to which President Maithripala Sirisena is to participate as Chief Guest.

The source said there were no plans to rename the Nelum Pokuna Performing Arts Theatre.(YP)
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  • Horri Jimonis Sunday, 08 February 2015 01:38 PM

    Good idea, change all the names which Rajapakshe family had.

    Vijith Pieterz Sunday, 08 February 2015 01:41 PM

    Rajapakshe named all the Lanes, Streets .... based on his own way, now it is MS regime and everything should be changed.

    Desmond Jeromme Sunday, 08 February 2015 01:43 PM

    Astrologer of MR mislead to change all the names of the streets.

    J Palitha Sunday, 08 February 2015 01:45 PM

    Kings Family members are spreaded all over the world and ate our money. He changed the names of streets according to his taste, now MR is no more...

    SL LOVER Sunday, 08 February 2015 01:48 PM

    If allowed for another two more years or more in power the name SL will also be renamed to suit their benefits and as well the monkeys of the same group (PA) will also come out with some explanation to hood-wink the masses as known that masses are capable of grabbing any rotten explained or justified through the laundrymen of the media.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 08 February 2015 01:49 PM

    Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha sounds well than Nelum Pokuna Mawatha good move

    abu mukarram Sunday, 08 February 2015 02:01 PM

    NEXT in line. . All rajapassas self named institutes and streets.

    Horri Jimonis Sunday, 08 February 2015 02:09 PM

    He is at Hambantota, at Carlton, daily drinking too much and behaving like a lunatic. Go and see if I am lying.

    johnny Monday, 09 February 2015 01:59 PM

    All Carlton instutations should be taken over by Govt cos it was funded by Govt funds (peoples money to say) Also name must change

    Kiris Baba amaray Sunday, 08 February 2015 02:10 PM

    Easting one time is like a Gentleman, Second time, it is Ok, but when it is the Third time - he will be called as a "Perathaya".

    Buibble Banda Sunday, 08 February 2015 02:12 PM

    The public money MR earned illegally is enough for Generations. But curse !!! will follow.

    RanjithT Sunday, 08 February 2015 02:11 PM

    It was a cardinal mistake to remove An and a Coomarasami name to Pokuna. Dr. Ananda C was a scholar and the pokuna in fact should have been named after him. At least now the mistake is corrected. via DM Android App

    Desmond Jeromme Sunday, 08 February 2015 02:14 PM

    That was a Dictators era.... has gone. Change everything what he did.

    rosebud Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:28 PM

    Great idea RanjithT. Lets re name it Ananda Coomaraswamy Center for Performing Arts. via DM Android App

    Ken Robet Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:34 PM

    Mr Ananda Coomaraswamy was a pioneer in introducing indian and srilankan art to the west. He contributed to the understanding of buddhist images and cultureHe also contributed to swadeshi movement.. Renaming the road is the right step in honouring such person as well us reminding the treasured past of ours.

    john Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:47 PM

    PLEASE TAKE AWAY ALL THE ONE WAY ROUTES THAT WERE IMPOSED ON THE PEOPLE AT ONCE AS THIS IS A Waste of petrol. IT WAS PUT TO SAFE GUARD HIS FAMILY...WE DON'T NEED THIS ONE WAY SYSTEM...

    WILLIAM Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:51 PM

    THANK GOD EVERY THING THAT M.R. FAMILY DID TO THE ROADS MUST BE UNDONE...WE DO NOT NEED THIS ONE WAY SYSTEM ANY MORE...

    Magedaragamage Sunday, 08 February 2015 04:20 PM

    Why did the former government of MR change the name from Ananda Coomaraswamy to Nelum Pokuna? They disrespected the yeomen service to Sinhalese art and culture contributed by Coomaraswamy.


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