Sampath Bank sets up National Engineering Heritage Gallery
Sampath Bank recently joined hands with the Institute of Engineers of
Sri Lanka to establish the 'National Engineering Heritage Gallery' in
the National Museum to display the engineering skills of the ancient
Here Minister of National Heritage Affairs, Dr. Jagath
Balasuriya ceremonially declaring open the Gallery. Minister of
Power and Energy, Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi, Samapth Bank’s
Managing Director, Aravinda Perera and Deputy Chairman Channa
Palansuriya were also present.
Sampath Bank, as the pioneer bank in introducing many a technological
innovation to the banking industry in Sri Lanka, constantly strives to
upgrade its systems through the use of state of the art technology.
The bank has incorporated its technical knowhow and financial might
to revive the ancient engineering marvels in Anuradhapura, Jethawana
Dagaba, Bisokotuwa , Sigiriya, Dedigama Eth Pahana, and Super carbonic
Metal used in Samanala Wewa Hydro -Electricity Project, at the National
Museum. This bold initiative was pursued by Sampath bank on the guidance
of the National Museum of Natural Sciences and the Institute of
Engineers of Sri Lanka.
The Gallery was ceremonially opened by the Minister of National
Heritage Affairs, Dr.Jagath Balasuriya in the presence of the Minister
of Power and Energy, Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi Samapth Bank's Managing
Director Aravinda Perera and Deputy Chairman Channa Palansuriya.
The National Engineering Heritage Gallery presents the engineering
knowledge and the technology used by ancient kings in building renowned
archaeological sites including the Jetawana Dagaba and 'Bisokotuwa'in
Anuradhapura, the Sigiriya rock fortress, and the Dedigama'Eth Pahana'.
Also on display is the super carbonic metal used in the Samanala Wewa
Hydro -Electricity Project.