The decision was taken considering the request made by Chief Incumbent of Mihintale Raja Maha Viharaya Venerable Walawahanguna Wewe Dhammarathana Thero 16th June, the Prime Minister’s Office said. The prime minister is slated to appoint a special committee to look into this request made by the chief incumbent monk.
PM Wickremesinghe has already given instructions on the matter to Minister of Agriculture, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development P. Harrison, and Minister of Women & Child Affairs and Dry Zone Development Chandrani Bandara.