|Thursday, 24 June 2004|
Series of programs to protect archaeologically and culturally important sites
by Florence Wickramage
The Central Cultural Fund will launch a series of programs to protect archaeologically and culturally important sites throughout the country as part of the CCF's World Environment Day programme.
The first phase of this programme will be carried out at the Sigiriya site on June 25. The one day work program has been organised by the Sigiriya Project.
The Project area will be demarcated into four zones and the protection program will be undertaken by around 200 volunteers with the assistance of the Sigiriya Police, the Sigiriya Air Force, Sigiri Madya Maha Vidyalaya, Sigiriya Hospital and Provincial Health Director's Office. Prohibition of polythene to keep the Sigiriya environs pollution-free will be a component of the program.
Environmentalist and Prof. Ajantha Perera, Environmentalist Ravi Silva, the Sirigiya Public Health Inspector and Sigiriya Medical Officer will also participate in the program.
The Sigiriya Village, The Eden Garden and the Sigiriya Hotels have pledged support for the success of the program.
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