Written by Staff Writer
12 Sep, 2019 | 10:06 pm
Colombo (News 1st) – The Anuradhapura Archaeological Museum that was closed for more than four and a half years for renovation activities, was vested with the public today (September 12).
The renovation activities were jointly funded by the US Ambassador’s fund for cultural preservation and the Central Cultural Fund of the Ministry of Housing, Construction, and Cultural Affairs.
Renovation activities were carried out by the Sri Lanka Army.
The event was attended by the Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Alaina B. Teplitz, the Director-General of Archaeology Prof. P.B Mandawala and the secretary to the Ministry of Housing, Construction, and Cultural Affairs.
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Teplitz stated that the Ambassador’s fund for cultural preservation or ASCP is one way that the United States supports Sri Lanka’s efforts to preserve its culture and sovereignty. She emphasized that it is important to note that experts from the Metropolitan University for Arts in New York City have trained the Department of Archaeology Conservation staff to apply preventive conservation treatment to important objects since 2016.
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