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Friday 16 November 2018
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Ancient Artillery piece recovered near Trincomalee Hospital

Ancient Artillery piece recovered near Trincomalee Hospital

An Ancient Artillery piece has been recovered from a land near Trincomalee Hospital. Ground was dug yesterday to lay the foundation for a new building for the Accident Emergency Unit.

A part of an ancient Artillery was recovered during the excavations. Following the police being informed of this Artillery, a police team led by OIC, Harbour police, Jagath Amaravansa had inspected the piece and informed about it to the Archaeological Department.

This  Artillery , around 10′ long  could have been used during the Colonial periods, the officers said. It is said that Trincomalee was a capitol during the rule of Tamil Kings in Tricomalee  of  yesteryears.

Ancient Artillery piece recovered near Trincomalee Hospital


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