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No plans to display Nadungamuwa Raja’s body at Sri Dalada Maligawa

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Diyawadana Nilame of the Sri Dalada Maligawa Pradeep Nilanga Dela said yesterday that there is no possibility of displaying the preserved body of the Tusker, Nadungamuwa Raja at the Sri Dalada Maligawa as no new constructions can be done in the premises by law.

Accordingly, the Director General of the Archaeology Department was informed to deposit and display the preserved body of Nadungamuwa Raja at the National Museum in accordance with a decision taken by Venerable Mahanayake Theras and the Maha Sangha.

The Sri Dalada Maligawa has already provided over Rs.1.1 million in funds for the preservation of the Tusker’s body under the first phase. He said that steps will be made to provide more funds as they have been informed that the estimated cost may increase.

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