Ancient drawings discovered in Kandy Meda Wasala building

Ancient drawings discovered in Kandy Meda Wasala building

Written by Bella Dalima

15 Dec, 2013 | 12:31 am

Drawings that may possibly date back centuries have been discovered on the walls of the Meda-Wasala building of the ancient palace located in close proximity to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy.

The drawings were discovered during a conservation programme initiated by the Central Cultural Fund recently. The Meda Wasala building is also believed to be the residence of queens.

Deputy Director of Archaeology of the Central Cultural Fund, L.N.Gunathilake speaking to Newsfirst said that only comprehensive lab test will prove the exact time period these drawings belong to.

“Samples have been sent to the laboratories for tests. We come across such drawings mostly in Temples. However, we have discovered drawings from an ancient residence. There are drawings in the palace walls. However, the drawings that we have come across are very rare….” said L.N.Gunathilake.


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