No room for destruction of heritage -President | Sunday Observer

No room for destruction of heritage -President

2 August, 2020
President Gotabaya  Rajapaksa greets crowds at an election rally
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa greets crowds at an election rally

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has reiterated that no room will be left for anyone to destroy the historical heritage of the country or to cause damage to places of worship.

Addressing a public gathering organised by SLPP candidate Wimaladasa Galgamaarachchi in Wellawaya, Monaragala on Friday (31) he said a comprehensive program will be designed to preserve the heritage of Wellassa while protecting places of worship of all faith.

People at the venue requested the President to take measures to protect temples of historical value from treasure hunters. They have pointed out agriculture in the area could be further developed by rehabilitating tanks across the district including Buduruwagala and Bathala Ara.

At the gathering organized by SLPP candidate Padma Udayashantha at the Buttalla weekly fair, the President was requested to set up a Presidential Task Force to preserve the historical heritage of UvaWellassa as well.

People commended the decision of the President to establish an investment zone in Monaragala.The President said measures will be taken to commence pumpkin and watermelon based products and to promote pepper and orange cultivation.

The President who participated at the public meetings organised by SLPP candidate Shasheendra Rajapaksa and SLPP candidate Sumedha G. Jayasena at the Monaragala weekly fair premises also engaged in a cordial discussion with the people gathered at the venue.

President Rajapaksa responding to the issues faced by the pepper cultivators said that a comprehensive strategy will be implemented to uplift the pepper trade which has collapsed as a result of the re-export of pepper.

The President requested the public gathered at the venue to extend their support to form a strong and stable Parliament to accomplish promises in ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ national Policy Framework successfully.

President Rajapaksa attending a public meeting organised by SLPP candidate Kumarasiri Rathnayake at the Dobagahawela Weekly Fair premises pledged to implement the Kumbukkan Oya water supply scheme as a solution to the drinking water issue in the area.