Deyata Kirula draw over three million
three million visitors will attend the Deyata Kirula exhibition which
will be held from February 4 - 10 in Buttala.
The exhibition grounds will cover 160 acres of land.
Secretary of the Organising committee Udaya R. Gamage said that
Deyata Kirula is not only an exhibition but will also focus on
development for the entire region. He said that the investment on the
exhibition was Rs. 40 billion and for the first time a single district
got such a big budget allocation. "The main reason is that the
Moneragala district had been neglected by successive governments since
independence," he said.
In addition to the exhibition stalls put up by the government and the
private sector 'one day' facilities would be available at the
exhibition. 'We hope to issue thousands of identity cards, death and
marriage certificates during the exhibition. With new technology we hope
to issue a certificate in less than five minutes, he said.
This-one day facility was earlier available only in Colombo, Galle,
Matara, Kalutara, Badulla and the Hambantota districts. Many cultural
events, a cycling championship, Kabadi, Netball and Volleyball
tournaments too have been organised.
Four million rupees were allocated to host these sports events.
Special night buses will be deployed to transport people after the night
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be the Chief Guest at the opening
ceremony. The exhibition was held at Pallekelle, Kandy last year.