ANOTHER+DESTRUCTION+OF+THE+RUINS+OF+THE+VIJITHAPURA+FORTRESS
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 - 16:52
ANOTHER DESTRUCTION OF THE RUINS OF THE VIJITHAPURA FORTRESS
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Our Hiru news team was informed that a group of people have cleared an archaeological site belonging to the historic Vijithapura fortress on the outskirts of Kalawewa and commenced cultivation.

A complaint has also been received by the Ranjayapura police station in Kekirawa regarding this matter, and a reporter who visited the site had seen how the archaeological ruins were cleared for cultivation.

Previously our Hiru news team revealed how the archaeological site known as Ballumgala in Vijithapura forest was cleared using heavy machinery for the establishment of a new village.

However, Kekirawa Hiru correspondent Sudath Ekanyake said that ancient pillars could be seen at the new clearing site.

Our news team also inquired regarding this matter from the Department of Archaeology. a spokesperson said that in addition to the police, their department is also investigating the incident.

He further stated that the investigations conducted so far have revealed that several ruins found in this land have been destroyed in the clearing. 
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