Mahanayake announces programme to renovate “destroyed” Buddhist sites in NE
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 14 July 2009, 08:28 GMT]
Malwatte Mahanayake Thera Venerable Tibbotuwawe Siddhartha Sri Sumagalabhidana Thera Sunday announced that a programme is to be launched shortly in the North and East to renovate Buddhist religious sites, according to him, destroyed or damaged during the war.
He made the announcement at a meeting held Sunday and chaired by him at Madukanda (Madukkanthai) Vihare in Vavuniyaa.
He earlier visited the so called destroyed or damaged Buddhist religious sites in the North and assessed the condition of these sites.
The Chief Prelate also offered robes and food to the monks at the Buddhist temples in Vavuniyaa.
The Northern and the Eastern Provinces’ Chief Sanga Nayaka Ven. Siyambalagaswewa Wimalasara Thera; Kandy District Secretary Gothabaya Jayaretne; Wanni West Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ravi Wijegunawardene and a large number of Bhikkus from the Malwatte Karaka Sanga Sabha were also present at the Sunday event.