Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Ritigala Sanctuary to get Rs. 48 M facelift
BY LAHIRU POTHMULLA
The National Heritage Ministry yesterday said that Rs.48 million had been allocated to improve the conservation work and the infrastructure of the Ritigala Archaeological Sanctuary.
The Ministry had launched this project to improve the infrastructure facilities of the Ritigala Archeological sanctuary in Kekirawa, Palugaswewa in Anuradhapura in its special projects for the year 2014. Approximately 300 acres of the Ritigala forest belongs to the Archaeological Sanctuary which consists of seven mountain tops including Bata Kanda, Kodigala, Una Kanda, Amarawathi Kanda, Pataliya Hinna and Kiriwellahinna. “Funds will be allocated to conserve historical monuments, to protect biodiversity at the site, to build a tourist information centre and a security post and also to provide electricity and sanitary facilities at the site,” the Ministry said. .