President laid foundation stone for ‘Pandith Amaradeva Sangeetha Asapuwa’
The foundation stone laying ceremony of the ‘Pandith Amaradeva Sangeetha Asapuwa’ was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the premises of the Ape Gama, yesterday (28).
The ‘Pandith Amaradeva Sangeetha Asapuwa’ is being constructed with the aim of preserving the great service rendered by the Pandith Amaradeva for the benefit of the future generation and fulfilling a promise given by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Pandith Amaradeva’s funeral ceremony as well as a result of a request made by the Pandith Amaradeva when he was alive.
The Pandith Amaradeva Sangeetha Asapuwa, which is to be built around 120 perches land under the Urban Development Authority near the Ape Gama in Bathtaramulla, will be comprised of a library, an archive, a museum and a preservation centre. The Sangeetha Asapuwa is estimated to cost Rs.250 million.
It is significant that the President has extended an invitation to Visharada Nanda Malini to join him at the unveiling of this event.
The President also unveiled the plaque of the ‘Pandith Amaradeva Sangeetha Asapuwa’.
Mr. Ranjan Amaradeva welcomed the guests who arrived for this event.
Dr. Pandith Amaradewa memorial speech was delivered by Prof. Sunil Ariyarathne. It was significant that President Sirisena invited Prof. Ariyarathne to the podium for the memorial speech.
Pandith Amaradewa won the Ramon Magsaysay Award which is considered as the Nobel Prize in Asia. Mrs. Vimala Amaradewa handed over that award to the President at this occasion. The President handed over that award and the certificates to the Director of Department of National Museums, Sanuja Kasthuriarachchi for preservation, in the presence of Minister of Cultural Affairs S. B. Nawinna.
Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Nimal Siripala De Silva, Rajitha Senaratne, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Gayantha Karunathilaka, Gamini Jayawickrama Parera, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Daya Gamage, Deputy Ministers Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Karunaratne Paranawithana, Ranjan Ramanayake and the Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media R. H. S. Samaratunga were among those participated in this occasion.
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Another foundation stone. Soon he will be in Guinues book of records for laying foundation stones that never grows and offering trays of jesmin flowers to Budhist lethegy.
That’s the quality of leaders elected by the Sinhala Buddhist population of Sri Lanka!
The country has been suffering under Sinhgala Buddhist majority rule since 1948.
Learn to live with it, mate, Ranjith.
Mr Thuleepan Somasundaram it goes same with Tamil leaders. They all the same weather Sinhalese or Tamil. I feel sorry for both normal Sinhalese and Tamil folks.
The country is suffering because of the cram the book and pass the exam culture. Producing idiots with qualifications that is not worth the paper is written.
I am sorry but I have to disagree with you.
The Tamil Community has had excellent leaders; even in the past, we had an excellent leader VP.
Unfortunately, he was never understood; so they took a machine gun and and komis-earning MIG, and killed him.
A former Army Commander who is an Ambassador in South America had to flee from his station because of war-crime charges.
Mate, this is quality of Sinhala Buddhist leadership !!
I wonder why the leadership which is so proud of its armed forces and their performance in the war against LTTE failed to let this former Commander continue in his post and defend the war crime accusations?
If this was the case, the International Community which is alleged to falsely accuse the war heroes would have to shut up!
My friend Mr. T. Somasundaram, You are absolutely right. Is that Tamil Community or LTTE had an excellent leader? Sure that is why VP kidnapped thousands of Tanil Children, brain washed them put a Synaide capsule and sent to the war front. Yes, Tamil Community need leaders like that. That is why VP killed hundreds of PLOT youths, killed then mayor of Jaffna, Killed TULF lear Amirthalingam, Killed then Foreign Minister Kadiragaman, Killed Rajiv Ghandhi. I can go on Mr. Somasundaram. VP is an excellent murderer!
Mr. Che d’Zilva, Fled from these South American countries? Why they couldn’t stop him and arrest at the airport? Why the same countries bring war crime charges against Ms. Adelede Balasinghem hiding in the UK? This is pure intimidation triggered by false allegation of Tamil Diaspora. Mr. Zilva, it seems you too allergic to Sinhala Buddhists.