Protests : Archaeology Department issues warning

July 13, 2022 at 9:09 AM

The Department of Archaeology has called on anti-government protesters to preserve Archaeological monuments at state-owned buildings. 

Stating that Archaeological monuments should be preserved, the Director-General of the Department of Archaeology said that further destruction of Archaeological significant places including the President’s house should be prevented.

The Director-General warned that legal action will be taken under the Archeology Ordinance in case of theft and damage.

Several artefacts and objects at the President’s official residence and office, as well as the Prime Minister’s official residence, Temple Trees, in Colombo, have been destroyed. 

Anti-government protesters have been occupying the three state buildings after storming them during the public uprising against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 09th July. (NewsWire)