Indian Envoy Moves from Kandy to Jaffna
The Assistant High Commissioner of India in Kandy Mr. M. Sri A Natarajan is leaving for Jaffna after serving in Kandy from December 2011 for a period of three years. He will be the Consul in the Indian Consulate in Jaffna.
Addressing a large gathering of guests that attended a farewell reception that he held at Hotel Thilanka recently Mr. Natarajan recalled what he described as one of the most “productive and pleasant experiences” that he had in Kandy as a
Letters to the Editor
Kandy Looks Nicer
I am a citizen of England. I was born in Kandy, lived here and studied at Trinity College. Every year I visit Sri Lanka and my home town. On this visit I noticed some significant improvements in the town especially to ease traffic congestion. Entering the town from Gopallawa Mawtha, the view of the exposing the old buildings behind the Matale railway track was fascinating.
I was glad to see the clock tower bus stand turned into a bus bay. The idea is great but the structure is not at all in line with the other buildings. It is very ugly for the changing Kandy town. I heard from many of my friends that the Kandy Mayor is working hard to maintain Kandy heritage. In that context I hope he would consider changing the structure.
The other point I would like to make is the new buildings coming up along the Gopallawa Mawthe has no character and do not match with Kandy heritage concept. The KMC should urge the owners of the buildings to modify the frontage. If that could be done this row of buildings against the Hantana hills would be a great sight to behold.
Dr. P. Senevirathne
Victoria Golf Wins Golf Oscar
Victoria Golf and Country Resort (VGCR) brought home the title “Asia's Best Course at the Asian Monthly Golf Magazine's Golf Oscars held on the 15th November 2014'. Mr. Neroy Marso (General Manager ) and Ms. Dhanushika Medagoda, (Manager Golf Marketing and Events) received the award at the ceremonious event in Marina Bay Sand Singapore. VGCR competed with diverse golf courses in the sub – continent. The property prides itself to have been the winner of the title six times between 2008 and 2014 and runner up three times in the last nine years.
Rotary Club of Katugastota helps Udathalawinne Rathnajothy Vidyalaya
The Rotary Club of Katugastota visited Rathnajothy Vidyalaya, Udathalawinne, Katugastota recently and made a donation of kitchen and pantry requisites to their Home Science Unit. The school has been using borrowed items for examinations and competitions. The principal was very grateful of the Rotary movement for this donation which came just a day before an important event where the students were to take part.
Felicitation for Ivan Alwis, Secretary of CP Writers Association
Rev. Surangika Fernando of the Katunayake Methodist Church in collaboration with the Wesley Guild of Katunayaka presented Mr. Ivan Alwis Secretary of the Central Province Writers Association with an award for his literacy service at the felicitation ceremony held recently at Katunayaka.