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Independence Day rehearsals scheduled for Friday in Galle Face Green have been cancelled due to the complaints made by the people over heavy traffic, Ministry of Internal and Home Affairs said.

Heavy traffic was reported today on several roads in Colombo due to the restriction of vehicles entry towards Colombo, from the Kollupitiya roundabout to De Saram Place in Colombo Fort for the 71st Independence Day rehearsals carried out at the Galle Face Green.

A ministry official said that Friday’s rehearsal has been cancelled but the rehearsals will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 07 am until 02 pm.(DS)


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  • Unchikun Thursday, 31 January 2019 08:12 PM

    Good! Independence is the right for free movement.

    Saradiel Thursday, 31 January 2019 08:57 PM

    Some common sense at last. Best is to move all these celebrations out of Colombo which has enough traffic problems. Thank God, GMOA and IUSF bit quiet these days.

    Suresh Thursday, 31 January 2019 09:00 PM

    For once they understood our difficulties

    Dee Thursday, 31 January 2019 10:42 PM

    Simple theory! To many vehicles on the road! Why on earth do we allow every top dick and Harry to clutter the roads? Just impose a congestion tax, a small fee and all the newbies in cars will disappear!

    TONY Thursday, 31 January 2019 11:10 PM

    WHY NOT GET ALL PROTESTS THAT IS A NUISANCE TO PUBLIC MOVEMENTS ALSO BANNED

    Roshan Friday, 01 February 2019 03:55 AM

    Never Have Independence Day In ColomboPolonaruwa Hambantota Best Cities

    Sambo Friday, 01 February 2019 07:43 AM

    This has become a function and money waster to bolster the ego of the politicians as everything else. We don't care any more of independence Its just a show of their limousines parade. Please stop wasting public money cause the public are not involved in this event.

    Marcian |Chris Friday, 01 February 2019 10:17 AM

    It is good at least now the relevant authorities have opened their eyes to see what is happening in the country that is a real hindrance and inconvenience to the public and the poor tax payers have to bear the wasteful expenditure on account of this colossal display of the politicos .Better to have meaningful religious ceremonies organised at places of worship in the respective districts to bring blessings to the country to regain prosperity and peace to all citizens of the country..

    TONY Friday, 01 February 2019 07:56 PM

    HOW INDEPENDENT IS OUR COUNTRY AND HOW INDEPENDENT IS OUR PEOPLE. WE HAVE TO GO BEGGING FOR LOANS FOR THE COUNTRY AND OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO DEPEND ON LENDING ESTABLISHMENTS FOR OUR EXISTENCE


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