Foot prints near Sri Pada have no archaeological value

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The Foot Prints found on a rock surface in New Portmore Estate in Maskeliya Police division in close proximity to the Sri Pada conservation does not have any Archaeological value, states the Director General of Archaeology Prof. P.B. Mandawala.

The Professor opined that in a natural formation in the rock surface someone had attempted to create signs of toes. A team of officers from the Archaeological Department who had conducted an investigation and sent a report, and after perusing the photos sent on E mail to renowned Archaeologists they had arrived at this conclusion.

The estate workers believing that these were foot prints of Hanumantha had conducted various type of pooja and rituals and large crowds are seen daily visiting this site. (Ranjith Rajapakse)

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  • Super Human Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:18 AM

    even Adam's Peak also a utter lie.....Sri Lankan people need some common sense !!!

    Aha Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:26 AM

    People! please don’t waste your time.

    Be Fair Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:45 AM

    May be MR did it..........those days. Imagine if he was in power now

    Jaliya Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:58 AM

    I think his feet got stuck in the lava rock while attempting to seek for a professional astrologer.

    SOBERS Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:49 AM

    False belief, High time Sri lankans become more productive than wasting time on stupid issues. Today most of the priests performing poojas in Hindu Temples or not Brahmins but recruits, who cheat the worshipers. So be aware.

    mohan Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:28 PM

    2 century back priests was ordinary people, it should go back to ordinary people.

    Krishnaswamy Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:55 PM

    True. There is an unhealthy competition among Hindu temple priests to make more and more money.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:55 AM

    The southasian's are famous for this kind of foolishness.

    godless Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:55 AM

    Not just South Asians. All belief in ghosts, gods, virgin births etc are foolish superstitions.

    godless Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:58 PM

    Not just South Asians. Belief in ghosts, gods, virgin births etc is completely irrational and superstitious.

    Nimal Wednesday, 31 January 2018 03:18 PM

    May be a thieving politician is behind this?


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