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Tuesday, 03 January 2017 - 7:59
Civil defence force deployed to protect archaeological sites
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President Maithripala Sirisena says that a special programme deploying the civil defence task force to sites of archaeological value including Buddhist Temples with the intention of providing protection for those sites, will be launched.

The relevant officials have been instructed to begin the programme this year.

The President yesterday distributed a sum of 107 million rupees among Buddhist Temples under the Buddhist Reconstruction Fund set up for the development of Buddhist Temples with low facilities.

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