President stresses on the need to protect archaeological sites


President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that all parties should fulfil their responsibilities to preserve and conserve archaeological sites. 

He made these remarks addressing a ceremony held to hand over the research book on Tampita Vihara in Sri Lanka to the President at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute in Colombo, yesterday.

President Sirisena further said that we must safeguard our historical heritage for the future generations and emphasized the need to fulfil respective duties towards protecting Buddhist monks at our village temples as well as in Buddhist temples to ensure their sustainable existence.

This book was presented to the readers as a result of high standard research undertaken by the Humanities Faculty of the University of Kelaniya under the funds of the Higher Education for the Twenty First Century (HETC) project. 

The book was presented to the President by its author, Ganga Rajani Dissanayake.

The Maha Sangha including, theVen. Bengamuwe Dhammadinna Thera, the Chief incumbent of Sri Pada, the Chief Incumbent of the Somawathi Rajamaha Viharaya Ven.Pahamune Sri Sumangala Nayake Thero, Ven. Thrikunamale Ananda Thero,Ven. Padiwela Soratha Thero of the Bingiriya Devagiri Viharaya, professors and lecturers including the Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya participated.


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