President vows to protect country’s cultural heritage
President Maithripala Sirisena said as we are a proud nation with an ancient history, the government is duty bound to protect and safeguard our cultural heritage and bequeath it to the future generations, President Maithripala Sirisena said.
The President was addressing the gathering at a Pinkama held at the Unagala Wehera Raja Maha Viharaya in Hingurakgoda, Polonnarwua to mark the unveiling of the Pinnacle of a newly built Cetiya on June 24. After the unveiling ceremony, the President switched on the Cetiya illuminations and offered the first Mal Pahan Pooja at the Cetiya.
“The recreation of the Unagala Wehera in Polonnaruwa in a manner suitable for the veneration of Buddhists throughout the world was launched in 2016 under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena,” a press release by the Presidents Media unit said.
The Unagala Wehera restoration work is a leading project of the ‘Pibidemu Polonnaruwa’ District Development programme implemented on a concept of President Mahitirpala Sirisena.
“It’s objective is to conserve all sites with archaeological value and places of religious worship belonging to all religions found throughout the Polonnaruwa district and implement development activities to fulfil the basic needs of such places of worship,” the release added.
The Unagala Wehera could be described as a major place of worship with Buddhist and Hindu artifacts belonging to Polonnaruwa. Among those who attended the ceremony were Ven. Dr. Niyangoda Vijithasiri Anunayake Thera of the Malwatte Chapter, Somawathi Raja Maha Vidharadhipathi and Malwattee Chapter Acting Lekakadhikari Ven. Pahamune Sri Sumangala Thera, Ven. Udugama Dharmananda Chief Adikarana Sanghanayaka Thera of the Northern, North Central and Eastern Provinces, Unagalawehera Rajamaha Viharadhipathi Ven. Giritale Gnanissara Adhikaran Sanghanayake Thera of Thamnkaduwa and several Ministers and Parliamentarians.
(Source: Daily News)
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He has made so many vows so far that never implemented. What ever that comes to head he preach without thinking how to implement it.
The President is the main cause for The politicians including the President are giving themselves free electricity and free water which is a prema facie case of corruption but not giving us the people who are supreme BOT coal fueled projects has base load and economical hydro has peaking power which will give us the people the least cost electricity in the world and there should not be any other electricity connected to the grid which will be in accordance to least cost Act No 20 of 2009 and in accordance to articles 3,,4,12, 27 and 33 (f) of our constitution . If this is done our rupee. will appreciate to almost a US $ in a years time which will make us the richest country in the world