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Jethawana stupa unveiling on June 18

The historic Jethawana Stupa in Mahmevuna Uyana, Anuradhapura Sacred City conserved and restored by the Central Cultural Fund will be unveiled by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on June 18.

According to the Mahawamsa, King Mahasena (276-303 BC) is credited with the construction of Jethawana Stupa which has a diametre of 367 feet at the base.

Though the present height is estimated at 232 feet, the original height of the Jethawana Stupa was believed to have been 160 cubits.

 

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