Justice delayed over King’s Assemby Hall demolition

Justice delayed over King’s Assemby Hall demolition

Justice delayed over King’s Assemby Hall demolition

Written by Staff Writer

30 Jul, 2020 | 9:54 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Action is yet to be taken against those involved in demolishing an ancient King’s Assembly Hall in Kurunegala two weeks ago, experts have pointed out.

Kurunegala Mayor Thushara Sanjeewa is at the centre of the controversy, as he continues to defend the demolition, citing that the building was a hotel, and not of archaeological value.

“Law should be enforced against him under our court system and under the Archaeological Act,” Archaeological Chakravarti Ven. Ellawala Medananda Thero insisted.

He pointed out that heritages in the country have been demolished in the name of development.

“Even if they renovate these buildings, they will only look new but the antiquity of that building will be completely lost,” Ven. Ellawala Medananda Thero pointed out.

He called the destruction of the facility as a “crime” committed against the nation.

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