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Perahera route carpeted in record time
A move to 'carpet' the 4.1 kilometre stretch of road along which the Kandy Esala Perahera will travel is drawing criticism from opposition quarters. The decision to carpet the road at a tremendous cost was taken on a directive from President Mahinda Rajapaksa after Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Dela made a request to him.Following the presidential directive, Kandy Mayor L.B.Aluvihare obtained the services of the Road Development Authority to ' carpet the entire route of the Kandy Esala Perahera before the historic event begins on August 19.
Queen Maya, the mother of Lord Buddha, while giving birth to Him is said to have held onto a branch of a blossoming 'Sal tree'. Since then the 'Sal tree' has been revered by Buddhists. In Sri Lanka, people have planted trees in most Buddhist temples under the mistaken belief that they were planting 'Sal' trees. The tree generally known as the 'Sal tree' in Sri Lanka is in fact, the Cannonball tree (Couroupita Guianensis) which has its origin in South America.
India looks at Lanka for cocoa
Negotiations are underway by Cadbury-India to purchase Cocoa from Sri Lanka through a tie-up with a local chocolate manufacturer, according to the Director of Export Agriculture Dr.M. Illangasinghe. He said there was a good future for Cocoa provided quality seeds could be produced by growers, in keeping with international market trends. But, according to experts, the production of Cocoa in 2005 was insufficient even to meet the demands of the indigenous confectionary industry if one looks at the figures compiled by the Spice .......
Kandy SC: Still top of the pops
If one wants to know about the persent, then look into the past. Kandy SC was formed in 1874 by the expatriates (Planters) for their weekend leisure sports at historic Bogambara. It remained there until the Second World War which broke out in 1939. At that point it was acquired by the Army and they were running from pillar to post for their practices and get-togethers. The Club house was there, but that too was taken away by the Kandy Hospital for doctor’s quarters. In 1954, the club found its permanent abode at Nittawela—a one time dumping ground. They had a slippery climb. But eminent personalities performed the rescue- act with their own men and material.

A bridge over Kehelgamu Oya at last
Fresh drive to lure more tourists to Esala Perahera
Call for ban on cell phones in hospitals
Waste water into pure water project for Kandy
Evicted tenants back with police protection
Death sentence for Matale man
Swedish Rotary gifts 400 wheel chairs
Tuskers from Myanmar ready for Perahera
Stinking garbage dump filled to capacity
Four burned at barbecue
Sri Lanka Insurance’s first Formula Plus Centre in Kandy
Uncertainty of the informal estate worker
SME Bank to help in big onion production
Lanka Bell showers Mawanella with gifts
CIMA Kandy helps Teldeniya Central Commerce Day
Mirama Ceramics' - leader ceramic ware marketing
Regional Economic Agency takes over from GTZ
FCCISL steps in as GTZ steps out
Orient Lanka gets ISO 22000 Certification
Goethe Institut celebrates 50 years
‘I’m happy when I can make others happy’
Exploration of self and community
From humble beginnings to dazzling heights
Kandy Sports
  Boxing their way through
  Two wins for Vidyartha
  First double centurion at Asgiriya is a forgotten man now
  Bernard - One of the best all rounders produced by Kandy
  33rd National Sports Festival
  How did Kandy schools fare in rugby this season

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