Uva Province to develop World Heritage Sites
By Anjali Caldera
Some popular tourist attractions in the Uva Province have drawn the attention of tourism authorities, to be developed as World Heritage Sites.
This was disclosed at a special discussion held at the Uva Wellassa University, on the development of tourism in the Uva Province. The discussion was held by the Uva Province Ministry of Tourism Promotion and the Central Cultural Fund, in collaboration with the University.
Attention was drawn to naming Nine Arch Bridge, Maligawila, and Buduruwagala statues as World Heritage Sites. At the discussion, University of Moratuwa Architect Dr. Janaka Wijesundara also elaborated on the architectural design of the proposed ‘Site of Sri Lankan Tea Culture’ which is to be built in the Haputale tourist area.
It was further discussed to develop specific identified tourism sites in the Province.
Uva Wellassa University Vice Chancellor Prof. Jayantha Lal Ratnasekera, Head of Tourism Department Dr. Ruwan Ranasinghe, Senior Professor, Archaeologist, and Director General Gamini Adikari, International Relations and Tourism Director Upul Bandaranayaka, Central Cultural Fund Badulla Project Manager H.A.C. Gayan, and Ministry of Tourism of Uva Province Assistant Secretary Sampath Nissanka were present at the event.