Properties of historical value at President’s House damaged

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Ever because the President’s Home was occupied by protesters on July 09 and the occasions that adopted, damages have been precipitated to the properties of historic worth on the premises, the Division of Archaeology says.

Based on the division’s director-general Prof. Anura Manathuga, particular consideration is being given to forestall additional destruction or misplacement of any historical and cultural objects on the compound.

Officers can be deployed on the earliest potential to protect useful objects on the President’s Home, Prof. Manathunga added.

His remarks got here after a bunch of officers from the Archaeology Division visited the President’s Palace yesterday (July 12) to evaluate the damages precipitated to the properties there.

They’ve had discussions on the matter with the representatives of Aragalaya who’re occupying the presidential residence in addition to the safety forces.

Prof. Manathunga famous that pursuant to the Antiquities Ordinance, vital motion can be sought in opposition to those that harm or steal such properties of historic worth.



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