Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Ritigala Sanctuary to get Rs. 48 M facelift

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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. .

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