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A holiday resort would be built in a private land near the Sri Pada sacred area but not within its precincts, officials and Buddhist clergy yesterday confirmed.

Speaking to the media, Secretary of the Ambagamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha and Chief Incumbent of the Sri Padastana and Pelmadulla Rajamaha Vihara said permission had been granted to a private company to build a holiday resort on a private land below the Sri Padastana sacred area.

The resort would be built near the Maray waterfall above the Maussakele reservoir. However this did not come within the Sri Pada sacred area precincts, the Thera said.

These comments were made during a meeting attended by government and private sector officials to discuss this year’s Sri Pada Season. The Chief Secretary of the Central Province M.S. Premawansa and Nuwara Eliya Government Agent Helen Meegasmulla were also present.

Ven. Bengamuwe Dhammadinna Thera added that a private company was building a tourist resort in a private land below the sacred area with permission from relevant authorities, and he was in no position to object to it.

This Sri Pada Season would commence on Unduwap Poya on December 13. The use of polythene and the sale of CDs would be banned in the sacred area from Nallathanniya to Sri Padastana. (Ranjith Rajapakse)

  Comments - 18

  • Raja Saturday, 29 October 2016 07:14 PM

    First of all what does it mean SRIPADA over ninety years this was called ADAMS PEAK how ever 100% funds collection

    Rajah Saturday, 29 October 2016 07:19 PM

    OK do not to Arabian to build BUT 80% SINGHALA people go to ARABIAN COUNTRIES IN SEARCH OF JOBS MOST OF THEM TODAY very rich in SRI LANKA

    Rajah Saturday, 29 October 2016 07:22 PM

    you are right this is ADAMS PEAK

    dd Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:56 PM

    wait for an AUDI via DM Android App

    Leo Saturday, 29 October 2016 08:27 AM

    If Buddhist monks are not opposing it then they are gaining from it. via DM Android App

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 29 October 2016 08:38 AM

    That is what we wants to know . That is ,is there a holiday resort going to be built within close to proximity of Sri Pada (Some people say it is Adams Peak ) ?

    Summa Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:17 AM

    Seems like it's Adam Speak and not Adam's Peak ....

    shantha gamlath Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:55 AM

    Incumbent rev. is a trustee of the Sri Pada heritage but he is not a owner of the Sri Pada heritage, It,s belongs to the people of Sri Lanka. Therefore, please listen to the people's voice.

    Anu Saturday, 29 October 2016 11:45 AM

    Please build a Buddhist monastery or meditation Center with a help of Japan or China.Do not give Arabian to build Hotel.

    LankaPuth Saturday, 29 October 2016 01:22 PM

    Sadu please help we do not need holiday homes, At least they can some madama for people to stay.SL have gone too far with silly ideas. Please repect all religion not holiday inns

    brainmaster Saturday, 29 October 2016 01:47 PM

    You can be 100% sure !

    Harith Saturday, 29 October 2016 01:57 PM

    Nobody was saying that the hotel is been built at the top of Adam's Peak. The ownership of land by a Muslim very near the sacred area will obviously create tension as most people know once they purchase the land they will try to create a Muslim village near that area and then a Mosque.

    Weerawansa Saturday, 29 October 2016 02:15 PM

    Western conspiracy to dilute Buddhism.

    Moda Paala Saturday, 29 October 2016 02:33 PM

    What''s wrong with you people? You know how many Sri Lankan have prospered by working in middle east. Still there more than 10 lakh working. Live and let's all live. That should be the slogan

    shace Saturday, 29 October 2016 02:44 PM

    not some all says its adams peak apart from sri lankans

    R.Wijewira Saturday, 29 October 2016 02:47 PM

    Probably, the prelate would have already received his share of the cake.

    manoj Saturday, 29 October 2016 03:13 PM

    Its a heritage site.Its all sri lankan duty to protect them for future

    Kalana Krishantha Saturday, 29 October 2016 03:17 PM

    We know how far those theros loyal to past Rajapaksa regime and they were appointed to those nayaka posts.Then Basil becomes a cetntre of attention ,they r trying to ignore people from deliberately telling lies.


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