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18 May 2012 08:19 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Several roads leading to the Galle Face will be closed from 5 am tomorrow due to the Victory Day Parade to be held at the Galle Face, the Police said.

Accordingly, the road between the Bagatale road and Galle Face roundabout on the Galle Road, Glen Aber place to Kollupitiya Railway junction on the Marine Drive, Kollupitiya junction to Liberty roundabout on the Dharamapala Mawatha, Nawam Mawatha to Macan Markar Road on the Sri Uththarananda Mawatha, Justice Akbar Mawatha (Malay Vidiya junction) to Macan Markar junction and Lotus road to Galadari Roundabout will be closed from 5 am until the end of the ceremony, the police said.

  Comments - 13

  • Trehan Munasinghe Friday, 18 May 2012 06:33 PM

    Navin is spot on... we should all reduce the celebration and Govt parties and take care of our war hero's plus the civilians in the north & East...

    Jhon Friday, 18 May 2012 09:18 AM

    I have to be in Asiri hospital tomorrow morning, I'm travelling from Kandy. So witch road should I take avoiding the traffic? Please help

    Asaranakolla Friday, 18 May 2012 09:44 AM

    Some of our countrymen/women fas forgotten this moment now, some are blaming "why closing roads? what is happening at galle face? why is those warships/jets rushing for a another war? like wise. we all must repect for those who sacrifice there life to save our mother nation at this occasion.

    Navin Friday, 18 May 2012 11:03 AM

    So you mean to say that closing the roads for a week and inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of people is the only way of showing respect to our war heroes? Has anyone asked them if they'd prefer to have the money spent on creating long-term improvements to their quality of life rather than a parade? Has anyone worked out by how much a war-widow's pension could be increased if we cancelled all public "shows" of respect and instead gave the money directly to the families of the heroes?

    NJayasuriya Friday, 18 May 2012 11:12 AM

    The road closures are a minor inconvenience. Let's not forget the last decade or so before the V-Day when it was worrisome to travel to any crowded place in Colombo. Congratulations to our brave soldiers and leaders that saved our motherland from terror! Let's celebrate the peace and harmony we currently enjoy!

    Ane Kale Friday, 18 May 2012 11:15 AM

    U will have no issues mate !

    Mahendrarajan Muttia Friday, 18 May 2012 11:50 AM

    Do not worry, the roads towards Asiri Hospital side is not closed

    Dee Friday, 18 May 2012 11:56 AM

    Why? is there some war going on? Oh! Blimey!

    Dee Friday, 18 May 2012 11:57 AM

    no worries col-5 is free, you can go ahead. 1,2,3 is out of bounds. so be ware!

    Peoples Friday, 18 May 2012 12:14 PM

    Slaut to Navin on this.

    RajasH Friday, 18 May 2012 12:42 PM

    enough of V day paradae
    lets work for a P day ----peace day

    Mudiyanse Friday, 18 May 2012 01:09 PM

    please publish(google) map closed roads coloured in red

    Hiran Friday, 18 May 2012 01:12 PM

    Thank God! We have Peace everyday.

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