(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Defence Secretary and Chairperson of ‘Archaeological Heritage Management Presidential Task Force’ (PTF) for Eastern Province Gen. Kamal Gunaratne arrived at MihinduMaha Seya at the Mihintale Monastery during a visit made to several sacred places of worship in Anuradhapura today (Jan 23).
Gen. Gunaratne reviewed the renovation work progress of MihinduMaha Seya which has been entrusted to the Sri Lanka Navy. While discussing the work in the pipeline pertaining to the construction, Defence Secretary also instructed to expedite the process.
Renovation of MihinduMaha Seya, Mihindu Len Senasuna and Shrine House at the historic Mihintale Sacred site was commenced recently under the patronage of President GotabayaRajapaksa.
Defence Secretary also paid homage to Anuradhapura Sandahiru Seya and AnuladeviCetiya in Mihintaleduring the day’s visit.
Mihintale Raja MahaVihara Chief Prelate Ven. WalawahengunaweweDharmaratnathero, Navy Commander Vice Admiral NishanthaUlugetenne and Director General of the Civil Security Department Maj. Gen. RanjanLamahewage (Retd) were also among the officials present.