The Department of Archaeology has commenced a special investigation into the damage caused to the properties of the President’s House during recent protests.
The Department said it aims to obtain an accurate assessment of the property destroyed and stolen by protesters who entered the President’s House last month.
Accordingly, the Director-General of Archaeology, Professor Anura Manatunga has informed the Secretary to the President to provide the complete list of items in the President’s House.
He also indicated that they are able to submit a full report on the damage caused to the properties of the President’s House within two weeks once they receive the list of items.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that the paintings and drawings in the President’s House have been mostly damaged due to the activities of some who entered the premises on the 9th of July.
Accordingly, the preliminary work to determine the items of archaeological value and destroyed items in the President’s House is currently underway.