Sat, 20 Aug 2022 Today's Paper

Special traffic plan for Colombo Night Races

13 December 2013 10:31 am - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

A special traffic plan will be implemented in the Colombo City when it is transformed into a race track for two days for the Colombo Night Races to be held tomorrow and on Sunday, the police said.

The race is planned to start from Lotus Road outside the Galadari Hotel. Then it will go through the Ceramic Junction, a left turn from the CTO Junction, Chatham Street, York Street and then towards the York Street-Bank Road Junction. From the junction, it turns right towards Janadhipathi Mawatha, NSA roundabout, Galle Face Centre Road and finally back to Lotus Road.

These roads will be closed tomorrow and on Sunday from 3.00 pm on both days until the races are over. Buses heading towards Colombo will have to turn from Kollupitiya and then proceed through Dharmapala Mawatha, Slave Island and turn left at the Technical Junction towards Pettah.

The qualifying races will be held today. According to the organisers the events are Formula McLarens 1300cc Carburetted, Formula McLarens 4 1300cc EFI, SLAS Homologated Cars SL-H (up to 1600cc), SL-GT (grand touring cars) up to 3500cc, SL-S Specials up to 1500cc, Group Super motor Open and Over 250cc Open – 4 stroke.

The roads were repaired to accommodate the cars and motorbikes which would participate in the racing events. Sand bags have also been laid along the race track spanning from Hotel Galadari to York Street and back to the starting point.

During race times, the police have given two time periods for people staying at hotels and at work places to leave or to enter their premises.
The times are between 7.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. and 9.15 p.m. and 9.45 p.m., the police said. (Supun Dias)


Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 17

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  • Mohamed Friday, 13 December 2013 10:37 PM

    There are good and Bad in this case. Its important to stimulate Colombo and ensure tourist are enjoying some events. Remember Sri Lanka is Tourist spot and we cannot manufacture goods for export . We are lethargic and status conscious people product for no reason.

    meranchi Friday, 13 December 2013 01:46 PM

    they enjoy nation moren suffering from hard time to live growing demand....i

    Rubert Vanderkoon Friday, 13 December 2013 01:52 PM

    How about driving past the Galle Face roundabout and continuing about two miles into the middle of the Indian Ocean? That will be spectacular, no??

    pissu Friday, 13 December 2013 11:28 PM

    MUNTA PISSU

    Cobra Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:50 AM

    To hell with the night races, we are only worried about the disruption of traffic inconveniencing us ordinary folks going about our business!

    raspi Friday, 13 December 2013 10:48 AM

    We suffer while the 'kids' have some fun

    jayasri Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:57 AM

    Let's forget about all differences and enjoy together. Proud of being a Sri Lankan

    Aaaa Friday, 13 December 2013 02:31 PM

    Good example. Mamai rajaa. Api yes sir.

    Goofy Friday, 13 December 2013 11:10 AM

    In a country with a buzzling economy will never close road in the financial center for a road race. This shows the state of the economy.

    rara avis Saturday, 14 December 2013 01:14 AM

    there must be a legal way to stop this abuse of power. Cannot an injunction be taken to prevent this imposition on the freedom of movement of the general public so that a politically privileged got rich quick siblings can usurp public roads.

    Cobra Saturday, 14 December 2013 01:34 PM

    Awe, come on don't tell us you are not aware of those brats who organize this sort of s..t?

    Mike Friday, 13 December 2013 11:24 AM

    what a disaster - the public suffers finding hard to live and survive for the day with high rise of cost of living - the Culprit Regime of Rajapakse family and his sons enjoying with public money - where is the law and order and ? and the UN so as the wold powers? keeping a blind eye only talks without action

    Premalal Saturday, 14 December 2013 02:36 AM

    Will Sanath take part this time? He was practicing very hard on the highway.

    Aaaa Friday, 13 December 2013 04:31 PM

    No plan for night, gaddafige puthavage

    Raja Horu Saturday, 14 December 2013 03:14 AM

    This is a mystery. Which Ministry pays all this expenditure for roads, sandbags, lights etc. And who is the sponsor? Who is the organiser? Everything is hush hush! This is not the way public funds are to be spent.

    nipuna Friday, 13 December 2013 12:14 PM

    Attho kathi ,,,, bothi.... race paditi...
    jaha manaya siyallma venuvem kapavela valapethi... marethi...

    asiawe ashcharyaya.....

    OMG Friday, 13 December 2013 12:25 PM

    Imagine the number of trees that has to be cut to buy one Lambogini.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.