All set for Deyata Kirula Expo
The Police jointly with the Security Forces will launch a special
programme to ensure maximum security of those visiting the Deyata Kirula
exhibition which will be held at the BMICH from February 04 to 10.
Finance and State Revenue Minister Ranjith Siyabalapitiya said the
public should not hesitate to visit the exhibition as all arrangements
are in place to provide maximum security.
Addressing the media at the BMICH, Minister Siyabalapitiya said the
objective of the exhibition is to educate the public and yonger
generation on the country's history, present situation and the future
plans to meet the global challenges.
"The National Lotteries Board will issue a special lottery at Rs. 20
through which visitors could enter the exhibition premises. The lottery
has cash prizes worth Rs. 70 million.
The Minister said this ticket is available at all Lotteries Board
outlets and ticket selling centres. The exhibition is open to the public
from 10 a.m. to 12 midnight except on February 04. The exhibition is
open to the public on February 04 after 6 p.m.
The Minister said arrangments have already made to launch a special
transport service to the BMICH. In addition, the Sri Lanka Transport
Board and the Railways will also launch special bus and train services
for this purpose.
Schoolchildren in uniform and their teachers will have free access to
the exhibition venue. The first day February 04 is dedicated to Cultural
activities in coincidence with the 60th independence day.
February 05 has been tagged as Security Services Day. The Three
Forces along with the Sri Lanka Police Department will showcase their
activities and educate the public on their endeavour in the protection
of country's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
The third day is dedicated to the Agriculture and Industrial sector.
Govenment and private institutions will display their endeavour to
promote country's agri and industrial sector.
The fifth day will be Local Government day in which Local Government
bodies in the country will educate the public on their services.
February 08 will be Government Services day and the February 9 will
be the Economic Services Day in which public could gain knowledge on the
Government's efforts and future plans in its quest for bringing economic
prosperity to the country.
The last day (February 10) is allocated to education and media.
Government and private media sector will educate the visitors on their
activities. Education Ministry has also planned special programme on
All funds derived from the exhibition will be chanelled to the