President Gotabaya Rajapaksa reiterated that no room will be left for anyone to destroy the historical heritage of the country or to cause damage to places of worship. A comprehensive programme will be designed in order to preserve the heritage of Wellassa whilst protecting places of worship of all faiths, President Rajapaksa said addressing a public gathering in Wellawaya, Monaragala yesterday. People at the venue requested the President to protect temples of historical value from treasure hunters. Agriculture in the area could be further enhanced by rehabilitating tanks scattered across the district including Buduruwagala and Bathala Ara, they pointed out. At a rally in Buttalla People commended the decision of the President to establish an investment zone in Monaragala. President said measures will be taken to commence pumpkin and watermelon based by-products and to promote pepper and orange cultivation.
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