Regulating Construction in Kandy

This edition of The Kandy News carries two important news reports in reference to building construction in Kandy. One concerns a proposal for construction of a new hotel in Hantana, a predominantly residential neighbourhood. The other is a discussion on the preservation of buildings that have been designated as “World Heritage Sites” under the UNESCO World Heritage City Programme of which Kandy has had the good fortune to be a part.

Kandy is a city with a proud and long history. It has a heritage to protect not only in terms of buildings but also in terms of culture and tradition. But Kandy is also a “living” city with a population that has grown over the years. If the built urban area outside the municipal limits is included as a part of Greater Kandy the population today is likley to be around 200,000 to 250,000. This is likley to be roughly about three to four times the population of urban Kandy in the 1950s. Long standing residents of the area recall that let alone the slopes of Hantana even Anniewatta was considered wilderness at that time. In the last two to three decades with the rising demand for residential and commercial property land prices in Kandy have risen sharply. It has put pressure to replace the older buildings in the town with new high rises that bring more income to landowners. It has also caused people to build on the slopes in the hilly areas surrounding the Kandy valley.

Obama's Victory in Perspective

President Barak ObamaPresident Barak ObamaMr. Mitt RomneyMr. Mitt RomneyThe candidate of the Democratic Party President Barak Hussein Obama was reelected as the 44th president of the USA last week in a closely and bitterly contested election. He polled   62.0 million votes (51% of the total votes polled)  as against 58.8 million (48%) that his Republican rival Mitt Romney polled. As this newspaper in its October 2012 edition  explained the candidate who secures a majority (270) of the 538 Electoral College votes wins the presidency. Each of the fifty states has Electoral College votes equal to the number of members that it sends to the House of Representatives plus the two senators that each state elects. Thus, the state of California that has the largest population (38m)  among the states has a total of 55 Electoral College votes that is equal to the 53 seats it has in the House plus the two senate seats. The state of Wyoming that  has a population of  73,000 has three Electoral College votes, one for its single House member and two for its two senate seats.  Although Obama got only  51% of the popular vote he secured 332 (61.7%) of the electoral college votes as against Romney's 202 (38.3%). That is because the winner-takes-all rule operates in awarding Electoral College votes. For example, Obama polled 50% of the total vote in Florida to Romney's 49% winning the state by a mere 74,000, but he won all 29 of its Electoral College votes.

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අතීතාවලෝකනය
“ද කැන්ඩි නිවුස්” පුවත් පත  දැනට 18 වැනි වසට පත්වී සිටී.මේ කවි පෙළින් සැකෙවින් දැක්වෙන්නේ පුවත්පත මෙතුවක් පැමිණි ගමන්මග ගෑනයි.


නුවර එක් පිරි                         සක්
ගමනක් යද්දි දව                    සක්
ඇතිවුණු අදහ                         සක්
තනා දුනි මීඩියා නිව               සක්



එතැන පසුබිම්                           වී
මේ පුවත්පත බිහි                       වී
හොඳට ඇති දැඩි                        වී
දැනට දහ අට වසක් ගත             වී



පත්තර ඇරඹුම                         ත්
පවත්වාගෙන යාම                     ත්
ලෙහෙසි යයි සිතුව                    ත්
හරිම දුෂ්කර වැඩකි ඉමහ          ත්



අළුත් පත්තර මෙ                      හි
හිටි ගමන් එළියට බ                  හි
පවත්වාගත නො                         හී
බොහෝවිට තිඹිරිගෙයිදිම   න   හී



මුදල් උපයා                         ගෙන
පත්තර පටන් අර                 ගෙන
කරන දේ දැන                      ගෙන
කළයුතුයි හොඳ නමත් රැක  ගෙන



නොකඩවා දිගට                        ම
දහ අට වසක් පෙරට                  ම
ගිය පුවත්පත මෙ                      ම
ලබා ඇත අද තැනක් ඉහළ        ම



එය අපට සතුට                        කි
කියවන ඔබට තිළිණෙ             කි
සමබරව අප රැ                         කි
පිළිවෙතින් ඉදිරියට ගිය හැ     කි



කඳුරට පළාත                             ට
වෙසෙස් තොරතුරු දීම               ට
මේ පත කදිම                             ට
ඉඩක් දී ඇත හැමදෙනාහ           ට



ඒ නිසා ඔබ                            ගේ
ලැබුණහොත් සහයෝ           ගේ
අප යන මේ ම                        ගේ
තවත් වැඩි කළ හැකිය වේ      ගේ



නිවැරදිව සිතීම                           ට
යහපත් කල්පනාව                      ට
ලිපි යොමු කිරීම                         ට
අපට හැක ඉඩ ලබා දීම               ට
 


මේ පත ඔබේ                            මය
අපට හැකි අතදී                         මය
පත්තරේ නා                              මය
රැකිය යුත්තේ ඔබ හැමෝ        මය



රටට ජය                                 වේවා
ඉදිරි මග සරු                          වේවා
කරන්නට                               සේවා
අපට සැනසුම  ලබා                දේවා




 

Monday 20th of November 2017. Joomla Templates Free. The Kandy News Online Edition - CMS Implementation: Webvision Sri Lanka.