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Dambulla Cave Temple closed indefinitely for conservation

11 July 2017 09:49 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Dambulla Cave Temple Complex for tourists until further notice, the Archeological Advisory Committee announced yesterday.

Education Minister's Media Secretary Kalpa Gunarathne said the decision had been taken when Committee gathered yesterday as an immediate conservation measure of the statues and paintings at the temple.

The Archeological Advisory Committee gathered with Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam on the Chair.

Mr. Gunarathne said the decision was taken considering the reports issued by the Professor Verner Smith from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, who was an advisor to the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and reports from the local Archeological experts.

Accordingly, the Committee had decided to take the maximum contribution from local and international experts and to follow fast conservation methods to preserve the statues and paintings at the Dambulla Cave Temple. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

  Comments - 3

  • Senewi Tuesday, 11 July 2017 11:54 AM

    May be a some kind of revenge

    yahapalanaya Tuesday, 11 July 2017 12:11 PM

    The end is soon

    Sunil Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:03 AM

    These ministers are squandering public money left and right and now they want to interfere with the affairs of the Buddhist temples. They should not be allowed to do so. As for the end in sight, it would come sooner than expected and as soon as the public is given the opportunity to air their views.

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