It is a fact known to all of us that the Central Cultural Fund is performing a paramount task disseminating to the world, the glory of ancient Sri Lanka while protecting the valuable archaeological monuments and cultural heritage for posterity.
The world community has an optimal opinion of the temples, Stupas, reservoirs and anicuts built by our ancestors and our intangible cultural heritage. Further it is our responsibility to ensure its qualitative and sustainable development.
The Central Cultural Fund, Initially commencing operations with only five projects and expanding its activities presently to cover all the provinces in Sri Lanka to engage inarchaeological development activities and bring about the scholarly study and research, needs particular appreciation.
I sincerely hope and pray that the Central Cultural Fund will have the opportunity to identify correctly its objectives and goals and go ahead with its qualitative activities.
Mahinda Rajapaksa (M. P.)
Prime Minister and
Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs