Oct 15, 2018

Sigiriya frescoes come alive

The Sigiriya frescoes and graffiti are being copied using modern laser technology, according to the Central Cultural Fund.

The Bamberg University in Germany, the Central Cultural Fund, the Archaeology Department and the Kelaniya University are engaged in this endeavour, according to its Director General Professor Prishantha Gunawardena.

Many of the world sites including the Kandy Dalada Maligawa have been recreated using laser technology.

In the digital copying of the frescos some areas that are faded and difficult to read could also be successfully copied, said the Kelaniya University former Professor B.D. Nandadeva addressing a media conference held in Dambulla yesterday (14).