President to appoint an experts committee to study how to amend the Archaeological Act
Posted on July 24th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News

President to appoint an experts committee to study how to amend the Archaeological Act.

The decision was taken by the President during the fourth session of the Presidential Buddhist Advisory Council held at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon (24).

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The President has stated that no one will be allowed to damage the historical heritage or archeological value of any sacred place and that all such places will be considered and protected as a national heritage.

President  Gotabhaya Rajapaksa also stated that steps will be taken to increase the annual financial allocation to the Department of Archeology and to fill the staff shortage.

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