Hambantota Fisheries Museum facing ruin | Daily News

Hambantota Fisheries Museum facing ruin

The Fisheries Museum in the Martello Tower at the Hambantota Kachcheri, which is over 150 years’ old is no more due to the negligence of those who are responsible for the protection of assets of the country.

The Museum has been set up under the patronage of the present Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa when he was the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister in a previous regime.

However, the artifacts and exhibits on display in the Museum remained neglected and many of them have already been misplaced now.

The Martello Tower is said to have been built by the British rulers in 1796 for security reasons as per the architectural designs of the Martello Tower in North Corsica.

The senior citizens of Hambantota request Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the relevant authorities to renovate the Fisheries Museum for the benefit of the future generation.

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