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The printing machine that printed the first Sinhala newspaper Lankalokaya in 1860 was badly damaged due to a fire at Ranwella temple, Kathaluwa in Galle.

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  • Better said thn done Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:27 AM

    Time to make it a e-newspaper.

    Even the Times is going "e"

    safo Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:58 AM

    im sure this country has more things to worry about.... simple example the dead bodies being found all over the island like nobodies business

    Lone Ranger Tuesday, 20 November 2012 08:03 AM

    Replace it with a Chinese made replica. Can also make a quick buck on the commission.

    ANTON Tuesday, 20 November 2012 08:08 AM

    Modern monks are not interested in old stuff. They have lap tops and printers.

    shaffaath Tuesday, 20 November 2012 09:30 AM

    PEOPLE these are our our treasures.Lets protect it.

    lankan Tuesday, 20 November 2012 01:06 PM

    We have to protect our selfs first. i hate all the news am hering about sri lanka. i feel evry things goes wrong. all should pray for good tomorrow.

    bernardwijeyasingha Tuesday, 20 November 2012 07:16 PM

    It can be repaired. Like so many artifacts that are damaged this too can be repaired. One mus keep in mind that Michelangelo''s
    DAVID was severely damaged when the arm holding the satchel broke off and Michelangelo repaired it. Same goes for the Pieta which a lunatic destroyed her nose or the Sigirya frescoes that also were damaged by another lunatic. All have been restored and the same can be said of this historic printing press.

    Ruwan Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:28 AM

    what is it doing in a temple and why not in the museum instead?

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