Archaeology Dept commences probe into Paduwasnuwara monument damage

Archaeology Dept commences probe into Paduwasnuwara monument damage

Archaeology Dept commences probe into Paduwasnuwara monument damage

Written by Staff Writer

03 Mar, 2022 | 1:24 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Archaeological Department has commenced an investigation into an incident where a historical monument at Paduwasnuwara was damaged by a fire.

The Director-General of the Archaeological Department, Prof. Anura Manatunga stated that after clearing the land of Panduwasnuwara Rajamaha Viharaya, a fire had spread and damaged the Archaeological site.

He stated that the Chief Incumbent Thero of the Panduwasnuwara Rajamaha Viharaya has also attacked an employee of the Archaeological Department.

Furthermore, the Director-General added that they have informed the Police about the relevant case.

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