The hoarding announcing the renaming of the D3RD4 road located at the Kotalawala junction in the Hingurakgoda Divisional secretariat as 'Modayage Paara' (loosely translated as Fool's Road) has been removed, reports say.
'Sri Lanka Mirror' exposed this last week and we learnt that residents of the area are greatly distressed with regard to the renaming of the road, which was to take place under the 'Eka Gamakata Eka Wedak' countrywide development program.
The programme is spearheaded under the ‘Gama Neguma’ national development program, under the concept of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and under the purview of Economic Development minister - Basil Rajapaksa.
According to residents, the area was named after Sir John Kotelawala at the beginning of the Minneriya agricultural colony days.
It is said that Sir John Kotelawala used a silver axe to cut the first branch cleared to build the said road and this phenomenon had taken place at Bubula, which is found in a road nearby the D3RD4 road.