Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Ancient water fountains of Sri Lanka's world heritage site neglected
Mon, Jan 7, 2013, 12:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 07, Dambulla: The opposition leader of the Dambulla local government council says the authorities have not paid attention to maintain the world heritage archaeological site Sigiriya rock fortress properly.

The local government member Saman Moremada said the fountains in the rock fortress did not operate properly during the past rainy season.

The Fountain Garden, the well preserved 1600- year- old water system still operates during rainy seasons but this time the water just seeped out, the local government member said.

He said that when inquired, the Central Cultural Fund which is managing the site had said that the tubes might be blocked and needed to be cleaned.

Moremada said that the Chairman of Dambulla Pradeshiya Sabha has promised to inform the matter to the Minister of Cultural Affairs.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Cabinet of Ministers accused of planning to curtail powers of Auditor General
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army's annual defense seminar this year to focus on countering violent extremism
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka government moots a tax on soft drinks based on sugar content
-- [8 hours ago]
Farmer federation in Sri Lanka begins petition campaign demanding compensation
-- [9 hours ago]
Many things to be rejoiced during the last two years of government - Minister
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka arrests 27 Indians in North for visa violations
Police arrest two suspects transporting illegally imported cigarettes
Detailed Agreement on Neville Fernando Hospital to be presented in parliament as a bill
Sri Lanka sets target to complete accession of Madrid Protocol by 2018 August
Sri Lanka on path to 100% renewable energy - report

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.