Priceless Buddha statue returned to Museum

Priceless Buddha statue returned to Museum

Priceless Buddha statue returned to Museum

Written by Staff Writer

25 May, 2016 | 9:22 pm

An ancient Buddha Statue said to have been taken from the National Museum to Temple Tress has been allegedly damaged.Director of the National Musueum, Sanuja Kasturiarchchi stated that the Buddha Statue has been returned to the museum for conservation.

The priceless bronze Buddha statue belonging to the Anuradhapura era and dating back to the 9th century AD had been taken to the Temple Trees from the National Museum are under protection.

The Museum Director confirmed that all security protocols were followed.

However, it has been reported that the statue had fallen and had broke while the pedestal it was on was being cleaned, causing damage to the statue.The director of the Museum noted that the statue was returned immediately to the National Museum, and conservation work has commenced.

A report on the damage caused has also been compiled.

Museum officials have taken measures to seal the section of the museum housing the statue.

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