Government Declared Nedungemuwe Raja As A National Heritage


May 3, 2022


Government today declared Nedungemuwe Raja as a national heritage. This decision was announced today. Nedungemuwe Raja was the ceremonial tusker for the casket of the temple of the tooth for 13 occasions during 2005-2021.  

The tusker died on March 7, 2022. Considering the contribution rendered by ‘Nedungamuwe Raja’, the Prime Minister as the Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs submitted a proposal in this regard to declare it as a national heritage.