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Measures introduced for the preservation of Sigiriya frescoes

Sep 7, 2010 4:38:51 AM - itnnews.lk

The National Heritage and Cultural Affairs Ministry will soon introduce micro-climatic monitoring equipment, electro-optic holographic machinery and infra-red thermography techniques at Sigiriya rock fortress.

This measure is being taken to ensure long-term preservation of the historic frescoes and mirror wall. This is in keeping with the instructions of the President, and Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi. The Committee appointed by the President to identify ways to preserve the Sigiriya frescoes after his recent inspection visit to assess the current state of the frescoes, has recommended the need to import modern equipment and machinery to prevent the rock paintings from being damaged by air pollutants and biological agents.