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Foundation stone for 'Pandith Amaradeva Sangeetha Asapuwa' laid

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President Maithripala Sirisena graced the foundation stone laying ceremony of the 'Pandith Amaradeva Sangeetha Asapuwa' held at the premises of the Ape Gama, on August 28.

The Pandith Amaradeva Sangeetha Asapuwa, which is to be built around 120 perches land under the Urban Development Authority near the Ape Gama in Battaramulla, will comprise a library, an archive, a museum and a preservation center. The Sangeetha Asapuwa is estimated to cost Rs. 250 million.

 Ranjan Amaradeva welcomed the guests who arrived for this event. Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne delivered the Pandith Amaradewa memorial speech. Pandith Amaradewa won the Ramon Magsaysay Award which is considered as the Nobel Prize in Asia. Mrs. Vimala Amaradewa handed over that award to the President at this occasion. The President handed over that award and the certificates to the Director of Department of National Museums, Sanuja Kasthuriarachchi for preservation.

Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Nimal Siripala De Silva, Rajitha Senaratne, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Gayantha Karunathilaka, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Daya Gamage, Deputy Ministers Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Karunaratne Paranavithana, Ranjan Ramanayake and the Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media Dr. R. H. S. Samaratunga were among those participated in this occasion.

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