Necessary steps should be taken to empower archeological research. The Department of Archeology should be provided with sufficient funds and latest technologies/equipment to carry out researches and excavations. Research in associated fields like anthropology and marine archeology should also be encouraged to unravel the unrecorded history of our country by discovering ancient human skulls/skeletons and sunken underwater ruins. Historical records and archeological monuments like ola manuscripts (Puskola Poth), Buddha statues, Bodhisattva statues (like Bodhisattva Tara statue in British Museum), and statues of kings (like of King Ravana) which are encased in glass boxes in various museums in Britain, Netherlands, and Portugal should be brought back to our motherland for further research and for people to worship/pay homage.
~ LPPM Pathirana