President orders measures to control Parakrama Samudraya pollution

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday instructed the relevant officials to take immediate measures to control pollution in the historic Parakrama Samudraya in Polonnaruwa. The President who went to the Parakrama Samudraya during his morning walk observed that the reservoir was becoming increasingly polluted due to harmful human activity.

“The responsibility of protecting this important water body from further pollution is the responsibility of both the authorities and the public,” the President observed. He immediately summoned the relevant officials and instructed them to take steps to keep the water body clean and streamline waste management.

The President also ordered the officials to beutify the surrounding areas and make it an attractive place for both local and foreign tourists.