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Sigiriya was a leisure park – Tourism and Lands Ministry

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Tourism and Lands Ministry Secretary Chulananda Perera said that information has been unearthed that Sigiriya was not a fortress but a leisure park.

Perera expressed these views while attending a ceremony held in Kandy.

“We all go to Sigiriya thinking that Sigiriya is a fortress. If Sigiriya was a fortress, why was it so beautifully built, with so many ponds and so many flower gardens. Sigiriya is not really a fortress, but a beautiful leisure park built by the Kings at that time”, he said. Perera said evidence has been found to support this.

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