Nandimithra Ekanayake makes key observations during Sigiriya tour

Nandimithra Ekanayake makes key observations during Sigiriya tour

Nandimithra Ekanayake makes key observations during Sigiriya tour

Written by Staff Writer

24 Feb, 2015 | 1:50 pm

State Minister of Culture and Arts Nandimithra Ekanayake toured Sigiriya on Monday. Officials of the Department of Archaeology and Ministry of Culture and Arts also engaged in this tour.

State Minister Ekanayake thereafter took part in a ceremony to declare open the Information Technology Section and library of the Ambokka Secretariat in Galewala.

Speaking at the event the minister said:

[quote]The fresco at Sigiriya were harmed. A young woman had engraved a name in that section maybe knowingly or unknowingly. However, we should take the responsibility in ensuring that such things don’t happen. So with the assistance of a committee comprising of archaeologists and experts, we want to inspect these areas and come up with a solution which will prevent such things from happening in the future. It is not only the fresco that have been damaged, it is a notable fact that the cauldrons have also been subjected to a certain kind of chemical reaction. Moreover, these fresco have also been damaged by bird faeces. We hope to preserve and safeguard such a national resource by any means through expert advice or even by obtaining foreign funds.[/quote]

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