Thilanga yesterday (14) inspected the 45-acre block of land at the state-owned farm there.
Thereafter, he had a discussion with officials of the Polonnaruwa district cricket association at CIC Hotel auditorium.
He said he would be fulfilling a promise he had given in 1998 as the cricket chief then to build a stadium for Polonnaruwa.
He recalled that at the time the head of the district cricket association was incumbent president Maithripala Sirsiena, who requested a cricket stadium for Polonnaruwa.
Mr. Sirisena, as the then Mahaweli minister, allocated 15 acres from the farm, Thilanga said, adding however, the project did not proceed after he left the position.
He is back as the cricket chief and now, there are also a 45-acre land and the money to build the stadium, he added.
(pictures: W.A. Piyatilake)
Land for the proposed stadium
Thilanga & others inspecting the land
Inspecting the stadium’s plan
Thilanga distributing sports equipment
Deputy speaker & SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala
Occasion of the meeting