Sri Lanka’s first ancient technology museum was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena in Polonnaruwa last morning.
The museum built at a cost of 900 million rupees is expected to create awareness on ancient technology among the people.
The museum is located in a three-storeyed building and would house artefacts including the history of the Polonnaruwa kingdom.
Material on architecture, frescoes, sculptures, woodcraft, textile, naval and arithmetic related matters will be made available in the first floor of the building.
The building will also comprise a lecture hall, a souvenir shop.
Information at the museum will be made available in all three languages namely English, Sinhala, and Tamil.
Addressing the gathering at the opening ceremony President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes the importance of the historical records and experience to set an example to create a noble society in the country.