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18 May 2015 06:23 pm - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The road which connects Ananda Mawatha and Ketawalamulla Mawatha, Maradana will be named as Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka Mawatha on Tuesday.

Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) sources said this decision was made to pay tribute to Field Marshall Fonseka for the pivotal role he played in defeating LTTE terrorism. He was Sri Lanka’s Army Commander during the height of the 30-year war between 2006 and 2009. 

CMC sources said the road will be renamed on TuesdayMay 19 when the country commemorates the day on which the war ended in 2009 with the defeat of the LTTE.

They said during the re-naming ceremony, deeds will be distributed to 30 householders whose houses at Ketawalamulla Mawatha were earlier demolished. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 19

  • Yan Tuesday, 19 May 2015 02:11 PM

    Eva ona na..

    Lella hutan Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:25 PM

    war is only done by SF and Chandrika according to CBK what a joke via DM Android App

    J Palitha Wednesday, 20 May 2015 09:36 AM

    No Sir, after the 8th Jan-2015, MR

    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 20 May 2015 09:34 AM

    MR will surely get a heart attack after hearing this news.

    Bubble Banda Wednesday, 20 May 2015 09:33 AM

    Nothing wrong man, even Anoma is a brave lady like CBK.

    Horri Jimonis Wednesday, 20 May 2015 09:31 AM

    Carlton Mawatha will be re-named as MR Mawatha. Ha...Ha...Ha..

    fawzan Tuesday, 19 May 2015 08:21 PM

    I guess Rajapaksha family will stay away from this road

    TONY Tuesday, 19 May 2015 07:32 PM


    Veda-mama Tuesday, 19 May 2015 03:57 PM

    Better confine naming of roads, villages, parks etc., IN MEMORY OF .....someone who has served the country.

    Fernandez Tuesday, 19 May 2015 03:20 PM

    Name another road to honour Anoma because she knows all about war and how it was finished.

    Dee Monday, 18 May 2015 11:57 PM

    So.reform of gratitude shown. With benefits to the needy.

    max Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10:50 AM

    After all, unlike the previous regime, this govt know how to handle the SF factor.

    larine Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10:32 AM

    Then what about the other senior leaders..The did only SF fight the whole war alone..This is crap...

    saman Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10:23 AM

    We really need to do away with naming roads, buildings, and infrastructure projects after people!

    yan Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10:08 AM

    what about the other heros who sacrificed the lives or is it only one man show

    TONY Tuesday, 19 May 2015 09:16 AM


    Yan Tuesday, 19 May 2015 09:13 AM

    I just wasted my time reading this news....

    patriot Tuesday, 19 May 2015 09:11 AM

    Now road also named after SF. Hmm, what else he want next? Dont be too greedy, everything must be moderate.

    nalaka Tuesday, 19 May 2015 09:06 AM

    then MR mawatha will not be happy about this

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