New museum to showcase indigenous skulls returned by Edinburgh University (Video)

Friday, 30 October 2020 - 13:29

At a meeting held yesterday (29) under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Government has decided to approve Rs. 3,400 million for development projects of the Central Cultural Fund Board for the year 2021.

Meanwhile, the skulls of the indigenous people of Dambana which were showcased at the Museum of the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom have been returned to the Leader of the indigenous people, Uru Warige Wannila Aththo at a ceremony held recently.

The Prime Minister's Office stated that the Prime Minister had instructed to allocate funds from the Central Cultural Fund for the construction of a museum to showcase these skulls which are of archaeological value.


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