Government insists Galle stadium will remain but MR pavilion will go

Friday, 20 July 2018

The Government today insisted that the Galle stadium will remain but the Mahinda Rajapaksa pavilion will be removed.

Minister Sagala Ratnayake said that there was no demand by UNESCO to remove the Galle stadium.

 He said the concern is over the new pavilion constructed at the stadium when the former Government was in office.

The joint opposition raised concerns in Parliament today over moves to remove the stadium as Galle risked losing the UNESCO world heritage site status.