Defence Secretary reviews Sandahiru Seya project

August 29, 2021

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) arriving at the Sandahiru Seya construction site in Anuradhapura reviewed the progress of scheduled work of various related projects today (Aug 29).

Inspecting the assigned work of Stupa, the country’s one of the biggest pagodas, Gen. Gunaratne discussed the groundwork of proposed Bo-Tree House (Bodhigaraya), Dolos Mahe Pahana - the lamp which lights throughout the 12 months of the year, stone engravings and the land area earmarked for the devotees’ vehicle park during visit.

Meanwhile, he also arrived at the construction areas of Shrine Hall, Museum and reviewed the balance work of Sacred Stone-Paved Precincts (Salapathala Maluwa).

All the work at the location is being attended in keeping with the stipulated healthcare guidelines to contain the spread of the coronavirus. 

Plans are underway to place the ‘Crest-Gem’ and the ‘Sacred Pinnacle’ at the pointing tip of the Stupa, following the culmination of exposition of ‘Crest-Gem’ and the ‘Sacred Pinnacle’.

Two revered articles are now placed at Kalutara Bodhiya premises, complying with the islandwide quarantine curfew in force.

Once completed, this Stupa would also be considered as one of the largest pagodas in the island within the 16 places of veneration.

Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva, Military Liaison Officer Brig. Dinesh Nanayakkara, regional senior military officers and project officers joined the visiting high official.