[TamilNet, Saturday, 23 October 2010, 00:53 GMT]
|The inscribed stone. There are additional close-up photos in the article.|
The construction work for a modern cricket stadium in the esplanade was financed by the Provincial Governor’s Fund.
The construction work in the land has been suspended by the Department of Archaeology.
The inscribed stone slab has a large perforation at the centre reminding of anchors and sluice-gates.
Academics are concerned about the safe custody of the inscription with the Department of Archaeology.
As there are no Tamil officials or no Tamil epigraphists in the Department of Archaeology, academic circles expect estampages of the inscription to be sent to relevant scholars as early as possible by the Department of Archaeology of Sri Lanka, for speedy dissemination of knowledge about the inscription.