23 September 2012
The Sri Lankan Treasury has announced that they have allocated supplementary funds to help finance new chapters in the Buddhist chronicle, the Mahavamsa.
The new chapters are set to include 3 dedicated to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, more than any of the predecessors in the text, according to reports. One official reportedly said earlier this year,
“Rajapaksa’s achievement in ending the Island’’s 30-year separatist war has no parallels in the chronicle.”
The project is set to be funded by the government's Department of Culture and Arts.
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