‘Nedungamuwe Raja’ declared a national heritage

The Cabinet of Ministers have granted its consent to the proposal forwarded by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs Minister to declare “Nedungamuwe Raja” tusker as a national heritage. 

‘Nedungamuwe Raja’ tusker who served as the ceremonial tusker carrying the casket of the pageant of the Temple of the Tooth 13 times from 2005 to 2021.It passed away on March 7, this year. Measures are being taken to conserve the body of the deceased tusker considering the invaluable service and contribution rendered by it and the government has decided to declare it as a national heritage.


by Daily News Sri Lanka

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