‘Deegawapiya will be renovated in three years’ | Daily News

‘Deegawapiya will be renovated in three years’

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne inspecting the renovation work.
Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne inspecting the renovation work.

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne said that he will renovate historic Deegawapiya Chaitya in three years.

The Defence Secretary said that the development work of the Deegawapiya Chaitya will be carried out with the blessings of the Maha Sangha, Buddhist people and the Civil Defence Force, including the Army.

He was accompanied by Army Commander General Shavendra Silva and Director General of Archeology Anura Manatunga on an inspection tour to assess the renovation work. The Defence Secretary General said that the Defence Ministry and the Public Defense Ministry including the Civil Defence Department have renovated 60 historic monuments.