Sigiriya frescoes threatened by construction work, warns activist

A campaigner for the protection of Sigiriya has called on the Government to look into constructions taking place in the area, as they were causing damage to the rock and would eventually damage the frescoes.
Deeman Ananda, who earlier carried out a protest against a proposed plan to set up a toilet on top of the Sigiriya rock, told the Sunday Times that he has observed drilling taking place on top of the rock and warned that it would eventually damage the frescos.

“I have noticed that, during the drilling, oil seeps into the ground, which could have a bearing on the paintings’, he said. He said that the rock was drilled and iron girders set up on the rock to draw cables and transport goods, causing vibration as well.

Mr Ananda says that for the sake of posterity, some responsible officials should oversee any construction work, and he cautions that the government should have a serious look at the events taking place at Sigiriya.

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