Dambulla sacred zone residents asked to leave

The Dambulla ‘sacred land’ area was the site of controversy on at least two occasions, once when a group of monks attempted to remove a Muslim prayer center and then when Hindus in the area were threatened.The Dambulla ‘sacred zone’ falls within the authority of the Dambulla Temple. CLICK TO ENLARGEIt says that alternate land will be provided in Kandalama road within two weeks for the residents who are to be evicted. Residents living within the ‘sacred ‘zone’ in Dambulla have been asked to vacate their homes by the end of next month.Notice issued to the residents, which was made public by the Navamani newspaper, says the residents must leave in order to make way for development work. The notice which was issued by the Urban Development Authority (UDA) this week says selected property has been acquired by the government under existing laws. read more

Roy Keane shells out for 1966 World Cup programme signed by Bobby

first_imgFORMER IRELAND AND and Manchester United skipper Roy Keane is, it seems, a fan of England’s World Cup-winning captain, Bobby Moore.The Corkman was amongst sporting figures like Ricky Hatton and John Barnes who took part in a charity quiz event at Lancashire County Cricket Club to mark 20 years since Moore’s death last night.And Keane left with a 1966 match programme, signed by the West Ham icon, according to reports which suggest he paid £3,000 for the souvenir.CancerResearchUK confirmed that Keane did buy a lot in the charity auction but refused to say what exactly he picked up and for how much.Anyone who remembers Keane arguing with Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson during a players versus staff table quiz some years ago will hope ITV’s Clive Tyldesley – emcee for the night — set questions which were perceived to be fair by Keane.The proceeds went to the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.Robin van Persie fit for Real Madrid clashHome comforts key to Manchester United’s treble chances, admits Wayne Rooneylast_img read more