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Immediate plan to safeguard world heritages

Dec 29, 2010 10:13:19 AM - itnnews.lk

An immediate plan is being prepared for the management of the Central hills where the national world heritages are located.

The Environment Ministry has referred to the total dedication of everyone to protect these heritages. UNESCO last July declared Sri Pada, the Knuckles and Horton Plains as World heritages. The certificate was received at the 34th World Heritages Committee sessions of UNESCO held in Brazil. Secretary to the Environment Ministry Samantha Samaratunga said the location was the main factor for the declaration of these heritages. It is an attraction by local and foreign tourists. He urged the public to safeguard these locations.

Secretary General of the UNESCO Sri Lanka National Commission, Preethi Perera, pointing out that these world heritages are of universal value, also appealed to the public to protect them. He said there should be a proper plan to manage these heritages.