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Jul 25, 2011 12:00:16 PM - itnnews.lk

President Rajapaksa gives instructions for the reconstruction of the Meda Maluwa Road in Mihintale. The President who arrived at the Mihintale Rajamaha Vihara this morning called on the Chief Incumbent of the Mihintale Rajamaha Vihara the Ven. Namalwewa Rathanasara Thera. The President inspected the development work in Mihintale and also surroundings of the road running up to the Meda Maluwa. The President gave instructions to Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and Chairman of Maganeguma Jaliya Kulasekera over the phone to concrete the road running up to Meda Maluwa under the current development programme and repair it.

The Chief Incumbent of the Rajamaha Vihara pointed out to the President that about two million devotees visit Mihintale during the festival and there were problems related to sanitary facilities. The President instructed the officials to take appropriate measures to provide these facilities The President also presented a Buddha statue to the Ven. Namalwewa Rathanasara Thera.