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* Ancient city wall of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka damaged by earth moving machines
Wed, Mar 24, 2010, 08:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 24, Colombo: The ancient city wall of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka has been damaged by development activities in the historic city. Reportedly the construction machinery deployed in laying water supply tubes had caused the damages to the city.

The foundation and the brick layers of the ancient city wall have been damaged by the earth moving machines, said Dr. Senarath Dissanayake, the Director General of the Archaeological Department.

Due permission of the Archaeological Department has not been obtained for this construction, said the Director General adding that the Department will conduct an investigation regarding the incident.

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