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* Quick measures to remove fungus growing on Sri Lanka's historic Mirror Wall of Sigiriya
Sat, Oct 13, 2012, 10:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Cultural Fund (CCF), the authority managing the historic Cultural Triangle attractions, has taken quick measures to remove a white fungus growing on the world famous Mirror Wall of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

The Director General of the CCF, Prof. Gamini Adhikari has said that measures are already underway to remove the white fungus which has appeared on the Mirror Wall.

A group of specialists was dispatched to the historic World Heritage Site in North Central Sri Lanka to conduct inspections on the fungus as soon as the white spots were observed, Director General of the CCF told media.

The fungus however had not caused any damage on the writings on the Mirror Wall, he added.

The Mirror Wall rock, named for its shine as a mirror, is made of a type of porcelain. The Wall is covered with poems and verses written by the visitors to the rock and some poems are dating back to the 8th century.



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