Minister of Urban Development and Water Supply Dinesh Gunawardena ceremonially laid the foundation for the proposed pilgrimsí rest.
Ven. Banagala Upatissa Thero, the President of the Sri Lanka Maha Bodhi Society, and L.K. Sharma, Minister of Cultural Affairs of Madhaya Pradesh, India, were among the distinguished persons gathered at the function.
The project, approved by President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa, will be implemented by the National Physical Planning Department of the Ministry of Urban Development and Water Supply.