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Anuradhapura gets facelift

Minister Sajith Premadasa addresses the gathering.
Minister Sajith Premadasa addresses the gathering.

The entire Atamasthana Zone will be brought to its past glory and the security for the Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and the Ruwanweli Chethiya will be tightened. Housing Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa offered a cheque for Rs. 44 m to Atamasthanadhipathi Ven. Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayaka Thera in this regard at a religious ceremony held at the Sri Maha Bhodhi recently.

Minister Premadasa said on the occasion that a high security fence will be erected around the Sri Maha Bhodhi and the Maha Seya equipped with CCTV cameras. The Minister said the Chapter House (Pohoya Geya) of the historic Lowamahapaya and the Wahalkada of Anuradhapura will be renovated, the Minister said.

The Maha Sangha led by Atamasthanadhipathi Ven. Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayaka Thera Ruwanweli Chethiyamaradhipathi Ven. Pallegama Hemarathana Nayaka Thera performed the religious rituals. Ministers P. Harrison, Chandrani Bandara, State Minister Dilip Wedaarachchi and Anuradhapura Government Agent R.M. Wanninayake were present. 


 

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