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Ministry Of Defence Deploys Unit To Protect History

Aug 7, 2010 12:51:55 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The government has formed a special unit comprising Civil Defence Force (CDF) personnel to provide security to places of archaeological importance in the country.

Director General of Archaeology Dr. Senarath Dissanayake has said that a unit comprising 600 CDF personnel has been formed for the purpose.

Dr. Dissanayake said the unit would function under the instructions of the Defence Ministry and would mostly be deployed in areas where antiques were tampered with, especially by treasure hunters.