Two officials interdicted over destruction of archaeological site
Posted on May 8th, 2018

Two officials of the National Housing Development Authority have been interdicted in connection with the incident of an ancient archaeological site being destroyed at Ipalogama, Minister Sajith Premadasa told Ada Derana.

He stated that the authority’s Anuradhapura District Manager and a technical officer have been suspended in connection with the incindet.

It had recently been revealed that the archaeological site known as ‘Balumgala’, which is considered to be fortress belonging to King Elara’s Vijithapura fortress city, had been destroyed in Anuradhapura.

Ada Derana uncovered that an area of 15 acres at the location had been bulldozered and destroyed for the alleged purpose of commencing a housing project under the National Housing Development Authority.

3 Responses to “Two officials interdicted over destruction of archaeological site”

  1. Hiranthe Says:

    It was your instruction Sajith Premadasa!!

    You have cleared the ancient treasures from Yala and now come to Anuradapura.

    Luckily the news got out.

    We know very well that these two guys will get the job back with a big pay out.

  2. Dilrook Says:

    A senior UNP politician and presidential hopeful is said to be behind this. He has changed his religion to an Evangelical faith which ridicules other faiths and actively encourages the destruction of what is inconsistent with it without any fear. Locals fear touching these places for the fear of curses said to protect them.

  3. SA Kumar Says:

    King Elara’s Vijithapura fortress city- is this Our King Fortress city should be belongs to We-Tamils ???

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