Construction work on the Deyata Kirula Exhibition premises will kick off tomorrow.
Expressing his views in this respect, Chairman of the Exhibition Committee, Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that while opening the 2011 Exhibition, the President announced that the 2012 Deyata Kirula Exhibition would be held in Anuradhapura. The Oyamaduwa Dairy Farm of the Livestock Development Board in Thanthrimale and the surrounding areas were the worst affected by terrorism. They planned to double the efforts made at Moneragala to develop Anuradhapura. The Minister said that the official launch of the work on the Deyata Kirula Exhibition would take place at the auspicious time of 9.42 a.m. tomorrow, after paying homage at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.
The 2012 Deyata Kirula Exhibition will be held at the Oyamaduwa Village in Anuradhapura for a week from Independence Day. The Minister expressed these views joining in the media briefing held at the Information Department today. Development projects will be launched, covering many villages that were earlier threatened by terrorists, in parallel to the Deyata Kirula Exhibition. Plans are afoot to build an Army Training Institute at Oyamaduwa. The development process will be in place with the full contribution of the Army. Media Secretary W.B. Ganegala, who also joined in the news briefing said the support of all parties, including the mass media ws essential for the Deyata Kirula Exhibition which takes development towards very remote areas.
Mr. Ganegala said that beginning from tomorrow, infrastructure development will be carried out in 702 Grama Niladhari Divisions coming under 22 Divisional Secretariat Divisions during the seven month period. The Media Secretary said he expected the contribution of the media to solicit the cooperation of the public for this development work.
Sports Secretary Udaya Seneviratne and Information Technology Ministry Secretary Nimal Athukorale told the journalists that plans are afoot to upgrade information technology and sports facilities at Oyamaduwa and surrounding areas.