VIDEO: Mahanayakes asked to help stop Kandy night races

VIDEO: Mahanayakes asked to help stop Kandy night races

May 5, 2013   05:42 pm

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The Foundation for the Protection of Kandyan Heritage has requested the Mahanayakes Theras of Malwathu and Asgiri chapters to take necessary steps to halt the ‘Night Races’ scheduled to be held in the historic city of Kandy.

A group including the Chairman of the foundation, former parliamentarian Nimal Premawansa, today handed over a written request to the Mahanayakes, Ada Derana reporter said.

The motor races are set to take place on May 17 and 18 in the streets of Kandy and its organizers have reportedly received approval from the Kandy Municipal Council.

Mr Premawansa says that holding night races on the streets of Kandy would harm the religious and historical condition of Kandy, home of the sacred Tooth Relic.

He stated that Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sumangala Thera had assured that measures will be taken to send a joint letter to the President regarding the matter, with the Mhanayake of the Asgiri Chapter.

Nimal Premawansa vowed to resort to legal action to protect the Kandyan Heritag,e if no solution is provided to the issue.

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