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Protecting treasures a national responsibility

Steps taken by the Central Cultural Fund to conserve historical buildings in Kandy which is a world heritage city will enable future generations to witness our national treasures and gifts, Central Province Governor Suranganee Ellawala said.

She said so addressing a meeting after opening the historic Giragama Walawwa in Kandy which has been renovated and refurbished at a cost of Rs. 15,079,650 by the CCF recently. Addressing the meeting at the Kandy Municipal Council to mark the occasion, Ellawala said the ancient Kandyan Kingdom has a very large collection of cultural gifts. Protecting these treasures was a national responsibility.

Kandy Mayor Mahendra Ratwatte said former Cultural Affairs Minister T. B. Ekanayake allocated Rs. 100 million for Kandy towards cultural work. The Giragama Walawwa project was one of the programmes launched under this funding.

The refurbished Salvation Army church in Kandy was also opened by Ellawala and Kandy Mayor this day.