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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 Sinhalese.


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.

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