President unveils statue of Weera
President Maithripala Sirisena
unveiled a statue of Weera Keppetipola near the Matale Public
Library to mark the Weera Keppetipola's 197th birth anniversary.
The ceremony was organized by the
Matale Keppetipola Foundation.
The statue was built to commemorate
this prominent leader of the 1818 Uva- Wellassa Uprising against the
British colonial government.
Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara, State
Minister Wasantha Aluwihare, Deputy Minister Lakshman Wasantha
Perera, Governor of the Central Province - Surangani Ellawala, Chief
Minister Sarath Ekanayaka, Mayor Hilmi Mohamad, Y.K. Sinha- the High
Commissioner of India and others participated at this event.
Courtesy : President's Media Division