Thin mesh to protect Sigiriya frescos

Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 8:34

Archaeological Director General Senarath Dissanayake says that 3 steps will be followed in future to ensure the safety of the sigiriya frescos.

He stated that this decision was taken considering the different types of damages caused to the Sigiriya frescos recently.

The Archaeological Director General also stated that it has been decided already to protect the frescos using a thin mesh.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Cultural Affairs has wrote to the President requesting to pardon a 27 year old female who was imprisoned for 2 years for scribbling on the Sigiriya frescos.