Written by Lethonkie Fernando
17 Jul, 2018 | 3:08 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sigiriya, the rock fortress located in the heart of the Central province has added glory to the grounds of Sri Lanka as an incomparable heritage site. Built in the 14th century by King Kasyapa, it is a source rich for its age-old heritage and the picturesque frescoes carved on its walls.
Although the capital and the royal palace was abandoned following the King’s death, this beautiful creation of nature was passed down through many generations and has now been improvised as a popular tourist attraction, drawing a large number of sight-seekers year round.
Presently, the large numbers visiting this heritage has been instrumental in polluting the surrounding areas, and residents of the area face environmental and health issues which require immediate attention.
Catering to the unspoken needs from day one, Gammada, under its new endeavour V-Force, aims to carry out a Shramadana Campaign to clean the surrounding areas of the rock fortress, aided by the full support of the Director-General and staff of the Central Cultural Fund.
V-Force is a volunteer service project launched with the aim of catering to fulfil the common needs that society faces at present. The initial phase of the project is to take place on Saturday the 21st of July and volunteers eager to be a part of a worthy social cause can sign up here or call on 114896896.
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