Tourism and Lands Ministry Secretary Chulananda Perera said that information has been unearthed that Sigiriya was not a fortress but a leisure park.
Perera expressed these views while attending a ceremony held in Kandy.
“We all go to Sigiriya thinking that Sigiriya is a fortress. If Sigiriya was a fortress, why was it so beautifully built, with so many ponds and so many flower gardens. Sigiriya is not really a fortress, but a beautiful leisure park built by the Kings at that time”, he said. Perera said evidence has been found to support this.