We went to find out about the information that there are plans to construct a cable car system for the historic Sigiriya beaches yesterday.
While we were there, a group of Chinese people saw Sigiriya exploring the area.
When inquiring from an officer from the Sigiriya project office, he said that a Chinese team has come up with a propaganda program but I do not know more about it.
However, when contacted by local officials accompanying the relevant Chinese officials, they said they would support the Chinese to seek an archaeological expedition.
We asked the Director General of the Central Cultural Fund Prof. Prishantha Gunawardena for discussions regarding the installation of a lift of cable for the Sigiriya cable car project. He said discussions have been held with regard to the installation of a lift for the convenience of tourists, but there is still no definite agreement on this.
However, the Central Cultural Fund Project Director Nishan de Silva revealed to our news team that this project is being carried out with the knowledge of the Director General of the Central Cultural Fund.
Meanwhile Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Wijedasa Rajapakse stated that the Sigiriya cables car project will not be allowed