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A complete skeleton of a pre historic man was found for the first time in the country at Fahien cave archeological site, Pahiyangala, Kaluthara the Director General of Archeology confirmed.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror Dr. Senarath Dassanayake the Director General of Archelogy said that this was the first time a full skeleton of pre historic man has been found in the country.

“ This is the first time we found full skeletal remains of a pre historic man, earlier we found the remains known as Menikhami in Hungama Ambalanthota but it was not as complete as the skeleton we discovered now” he said.

Dr. Dassanayake pointed said that the skeleton can be traced to be over 12,000 years old and will be pivotal for future research. “ the  discovery is vital for future research and can unearth a lot of unknown facts about the nature of man at the time” he said.

The Director General and Dr. Shiran Deraniyagala are to visit the site today to monitor further excavation in the surrounding areas. “ We have to unearth a small part of the skeleton which is currently covered by large stones and we will be visiting the site tomorrow” he said.

Excavation in close surroundings of the skeleton have been stopped due to the discovery. ( By Hafeel Farisz)
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  • Dee Tuesday, 19 June 2012 03:08 AM

    might have to re-look at the roots of civilization in SL.

    Upali Tuesday, 19 June 2012 09:06 AM

    A good discovery, we should see the connection between this and Balangoda man who lived 14000 years ago

    Wimal Tuesday, 19 June 2012 09:20 AM

    Ancestors of …..

    mail_guy Tuesday, 19 June 2012 04:02 AM

    you can find like these allot another 1000 years later in north and east

    S Paranavithana Tuesday, 19 June 2012 04:03 AM

    Go & takeover the Head Post at Archeological Department..

    indeewara Monday, 18 June 2012 02:20 PM

    I wonder why LTTE diaspora has not made any comments,as they claim Balangoda Manawaya.

    Lamaya Tuesday, 19 June 2012 04:45 AM

    You are clearly stupid! Can you not see that it states that its 12,000 years old? Stop trying to bring up the past for no reason!

    LS Monday, 18 June 2012 02:54 PM

    At the rate food prices are increasing, most of us will end up as skeletons very soon !!

    citizen1 Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:12 AM

    Was this found while searching for Dutugemunu's sword? They will keep on digging until they come out of the other side of the earth.

    Sabstar Monday, 18 June 2012 03:09 PM

    I hope they didn't find any Sword ...

    nicky karunarathna Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:12 AM

    Oldest civilization should have happened in countries like SL, surrounded by sea and high mountainous island. Hence got cooler faster than anywhere else. On top of that, SL in equator, so microbial activity happens faster than any land for first homosapiens evolve. Though this so-called scientist running to Africa, where they are still in primitive age.

    smn Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:24 AM

    Will have to research to find out whether dr. vermin has any historical connection with this grandpa.

    Nada Raj Monday, 18 June 2012 05:06 PM

    war crimes of ancient kings.

    Podihami Monday, 18 June 2012 08:39 AM

    The safest place to keep this would be the deep freezers at the Zoo :)

    NikiSena Tuesday, 19 June 2012 06:16 AM

    good discovery, but better let it be..

    Sam Monday, 18 June 2012 08:42 AM

    Oil /Gems / Gold / Ancient skeletons ..What next ?

    Maru Yaka Tuesday, 19 June 2012 06:30 AM

    Pre-Historic man had his bit of problems then, try settling our current issues and stop wasting our monies!

    apsara Tuesday, 10 July 2012 09:12 AM

    excellent article.good luck.i am proud of yourself

    Sumedha Monday, 18 June 2012 09:06 AM

    Great find. Congratulations!! Please don't run off and ask for western aid or involvement in archaeology. Pretty soon you'll find the rest of our artifacts in a museum in London or New York.

    I still can't understand why all the artifacts etc. aren't returned to their rightful countries from their museums. What archaic behavior!!

    Matara Man Monday, 18 June 2012 09:27 AM

    No sooner, we can expect another big high price for essentional commodoties.

    Achari Monday, 18 June 2012 09:29 AM

    The worlds END

    dismanirie Monday, 18 June 2012 09:36 AM

    So they can be stolen from local museums?

    kapa Monday, 18 June 2012 10:07 AM

    are you sure? May b from 71 or 89 desapearaces?

    What? Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:53 AM

    The article reports on a very interesting matter.

    shameel Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:52 AM

    this is may be someone who got killed in '83 revolution.......

    Ghost Tuesday, 19 June 2012 01:00 AM

    Anyway, looks very familiar.


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