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Feb 21, 2018

Officials pass responsibility over damaged ancient pond Featured

Considerable damage has been caused to the ancient ‘Kumara Pokuna’ pond in Polonnaruwa, visitors say.

King Parakramabahu built this bathing pond for the royal family.

Assistant director of the Archaeology Department W.H.A. Sumanadasa said they have lodged a complaint with the police.

When this pond was first discovered, it was already broken, and was pieced together using cement, he said.

The Central Cultural Fund has the main responsibility, but took the matter lightly upon being informed, said the assistant director.

However, a CCF official said the department was the responsible authority, and accused it of trying to blame it on them.

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 Palace of King Parakramabahu

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 Damaged Kumara Pokuna

 

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