DM 20170712 A0044The conservation of the Dambulla Rajamahavihara wall paintings was commenced by the Central Cultural Fund on the 11th of February 2017 under the patronage of Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Education.

This project is executed as a joint venture by the Central Cultural Fund and the Archaeological Department.  The Hon, Minister and the gathering who participated at this event were made aware of the project component by the Director General of the Central Cultural Fund, Prof. Senerath Dissanayaka, the Director General of the Department of Archaeology and by Prof. Jagath Weerasinghe, the Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology.

Minister of Education Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, took this opportunity to inspect the canvas paintings repository of the Dambulla Project of the Central Cultural Fund.