Dec 13, 2016

10-day display for tallest Christmas tree

The World’s tallest Christmas tree at Galle Face Green, is to be on display for 10 days, authorities say.

Construction work resumed yesterday after being put on hold for two weeks and is to be inaugurated on Dec. 20.

According to the Chairman of the organizing Committee, PM Wickremesinghe and Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake have yesterday met with the Arch Bishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith and this issue has been discussed. Later the Premier has informed the Port Minister to recommence and continue the constructions of the x-mas tree.

The Committee Chairman said, “A group of people has informed the Arch Bishop that the constructions are being carried out with the government’s money. But, neither the money of government nor the Port Ministry are used for construction. Constructions are based only on personnel funds. They are also not financial funds, but physical assistance.”.