Arrangements are underway to complete the first phase of the Mahamewna Development Project in Anuradhapura before the 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanthi.
A number of development projects are being implemented in order to convert the historic Anuradhapura Town into a tourist destination. It includes the development project implemented at the cost of 1.2 billion rupees in Mahamewna Uyana. The Southern Road from Kurunegala Junction to Anuradhapura is being developed in the first phase. A notable feature is the participation of around 1500 personnel of the Civil Defence Forece in the development project on the instructions of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The project is being implemented under the supervision of the Department of Archeology.