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Wednesday, 07 December 2016 - 12:19
Erection of world tallest X- mas tree temporarily halted
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The erection of the world’s tallest Christmas Tree on Galle Face Green has been suspended consequent the statement made by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith.

Speaking to our news team, Ports and shipping deputy minister Nishantha Mutuhettigama said that a considerable volume of construction work of the Christmas tree has already been completed.

However a meeting with regard to the suspension of work is scheduled to be held between subject minister Arjuna Ranatunga and port authorities officials today

The deputy minister further said that a final decision will be taken following the scheduled meeting with Minister Ranatunga.

Addressing a media conference at the Colombo Archbishop’s House yesterday, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said that the project to erect the world’s tallest Christmas tree is a waste of government funds.



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