ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 34

Now, where in Sri Lanka is ‘Kolpity’?

Anyone passing Jayawardenapura Mawatha towards Colombo from the Parliament roundabout, just passing the turn-off to Etul Kotte, can see on top of a gantry across the road to Borella, names of towns and the distance for same.

We should thank the RDA or any authority for their guidance. What I cannot fathom is the name “Kolpity” which is invariably for Colpetty or Kollupitiya.

Nowhere has the word “Kolpity” been used. One should pity the genius who coined this peach of a word but expect the responsible authority to change this laughable word if necessary.

By Lionel Caldera, Battaramulla

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