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The Prime Minister said that the government has taken steps to identify and conserve archeological important heritages

The conserved and renovated stone wall and the pond of the Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi were vested with the public by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe yesterday. This 397 meter long stone wall was initially built at the King Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe era. Renovation was done by the Maha Vihara Project under the Central Cultural Fund. Addressing the occasion Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said that the government has taken steps to identify and conserve archeological important heritages. 2500 million rupees from the Central Cultural Fund and 500 million rupees from the Prime Ministers' Office have been allocated in this regard. He added that British archaeologist and academic, specializing in South Asian archaeology and archaeological ethics Professor Robin Coningham's guidance and assistance will also be received for the conservation works.