International assistance to conserve Sigiriya frescoes

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 - 7:51


The Government has decided to obtain international experts’ assistance for the conservation of the Sigiriya frescoes.

An expert of the UNESCO linked International Institute on Conservation, Reconstruction and Monuments, Wunner Smith met Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam yesterday.

While officers of the Archaeological Department also participated in the meeting, on this occasion the Minister instructed that the international expert assistance be obtained for the conservation of the world heritage Sigiriya Frescoes.