Many archeologists have expressed their concern regarding the plan to destruct old structures in Colombo. They have object to orders to pull down the wall of Colombo’s main museum, which dates back from the British period.
“They point out that Colombo Museum’s architecture is one of the best in South Asia Sri Lanka Council of Archeologists have expressed their concern regarding the plan to demolish the wall in a letter to Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The museum was designed by famous architect J. P. Smither and was opened in 1877.
An advisory board to the National Museum Separately also has written to the president stating that the boundary wall has been declared as part of a national monument and pulling it down would also fully expose the museum to pollution from the road.