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* Sri Lankan artifact in UK auction may have no archaeological significance
Sat, Feb 16, 2013, 09:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 16, Colombo: Director General of Sri Lanka Archaeological Department Dr. Senarath Dissanayake says that the Sri Lankan traditional artifact Sandakada Pahana (Moonstone) which is to be auctioned in UK could be a late time replica that has no archaeological significance.

Jayaratne Bohingamuwa, a senior lecturer of Ruhuna University, who is currently in Oxford University in London, has carried out an investigation regarding the artifact that would be auctioned in London on April 23.

His findings had shown that the artifact has no signs of wear. The Sandakada Pahana is a semicircular granite slab which is stepped on by many people.

Also the Sandakada Pahana which is in the auction in UK has smooth underside. Ancient Sandakada Pahana was carved with rough underside so as to be fixed on the ground, sources say.

Archeology Department has called for a full report on the moonstone from the Sri Lankan High Commission in Britain.



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