Cultural Triangle project to restore Buddhist shrines in east

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 28 August 2007, 10:57 GMT]
A cultural triangle project is to be launched to restore all Buddhist shrines in the districts of Ampaa'rai and Trincomalee by the Sri Lanka's Cultural Ministry. According to the proposed project Digavapi in Amparai district, and Thiriyaai Girihandu Seya Vihare in Trincomalee district are to be restored under the first phase, ministry sources said.

Several Buddhist shrines identified by the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), a political ally of the government led by President Mahinda Rajapakse, would be later restored, media reports said quoting ministry sources.

The project has been formulated as a part of the Rise of East development programme launched by the Sri Lanka government, sources said.

 

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