Construction work on sidewall near Getambe Temple commences | Daily News

Construction work on sidewall near Getambe Temple commences

Minister of Youth and Sports and State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development Namal Rajapaksa, Mahaweli Development State Minister Siripala Gamalath and Irrigation Development State Minister Anuradha Jayarathna unveiling the plaque to commence the construction work of the side-wall amid Pirith Chanting by the Maha Sangha.

Minister of Youth and Sports and State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development Namal Rajapaksa, Mahaweli Development State Minister Siripala Gamalath and Irrigation Development State Minister Anuradha Jayarathna unveiling the plaque to commence the construction work of the side-wall amid Pirith Chanting by the Maha Sangha.

The construction of the side-wall on the Mahaweli River in front of the historical Kandy Getambe Rajopavanaramaya began under the patronage of Minister of Youth and Sports and State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development Namal Rajapaksa, Mahaweli Development State Minister Siripala Gamlath and Irrigation Development State Minister Anuradha Jayarathna on Sunday (01).

The project which costs Rs.210 million is being funded by the Mahaweli Zone Canals and Common Settlement Infrastructure Development State Ministry.

The need for a sidewall to stop the erosion of the river bank to protect the temple and its adjacent state buildings was pointed out to the then President and current Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa by ancient Getambe Rajopavanaramaya Chief Incumbent Most Ven. Keppetigoda Siriwimala Thera in 2012.

Accordingly, the Mahaweli Authority has taken action to construct the side-wall under four stages. The construction of the sidewall which is 85 metres in length and 17 metres in height will be completed under the guidance of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa within a year.

The State Development and Construction Corporation has undertaken the project under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Mahaweli Authority.

Kandy District MPs Udayana Kirindigoda, Gunathilaka Rajapakse, Wasantha Yapa Bandara and, Mahaweli Development State Ministry Secretary Chandra Herath, Highway Development State Ministry Secretary Professor Ranjith Dissanayake, State Development and Construction Corporation Chairman Engineer D.P.M. Chandana, Director Operations in Charge of the main Mahaweli Reservoirs and Dams Engineer Rohana Aruppola and a group of caretakers of the Gatambe ancient temple were present.

 


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