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Historical sites, particularly those in the eastern province, are continuously vandalised, therefore, the government should intervene to protect them for the future generations, ruling party MP Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera said in Parliament today.

Delivering his speech during the committee stage debate of the National Heritage Ministry, Ven. Medhananda Thera said that the ancient Dagoba of Kudumbigala Vihare had been damaged by treasure hunters.

He said that he examined the place  and found a leopard occupying the crate created by these treasure hunters in the Dagoba.

“Had that leopard occupied the place earlier, those treasure hunters could have been scared away easily,” he said in lighter vein.
He also noted that historical sites in Wilpattu too had been damaged by such treasure hunters. (KB, YB)

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  • ASBEE Monday, 12 December 2011 07:14 AM

    THE VEN. THERO SHOULD ENLIST THE SUPPORT OF FORMER SEPARIST REBEL BUT NOW POWERFUL MINISTER OF THE EASTERN PROVINCE AND THE CHIEF MINISTER OF PROVINCE AS THEY ARE NOW IN COMMAND OF EVERYTHING OVER THERE.

    Arjuna Monday, 12 December 2011 07:39 AM

    The entire country is historic and any government should protect it.

    shiran Monday, 12 December 2011 07:40 AM

    yes, the historical sites of sinhalese, tamils and muslims should be protected. so that srilankan history is protected without distortions.

    Aristotle Monday, 12 December 2011 07:45 AM

    It is now Time to look at the future. We are presently going back to the age of the bullock cart and the kerosene lamp.

    lovesri Monday, 12 December 2011 09:31 AM

    A holy country

    achtung Monday, 12 December 2011 09:43 AM

    and forget history? wow you are so clever aristotle.


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