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Archaeology Dept pledges to investigate alleged vandalism of 'Buddhist site' in East

Sri Lanka's department of archaeology pledged to investigate the alleged vandalism of what they have described as a 'Buddhist site' in the Eastern Province. 

The site, located in Trincomalee, was only 'discovered' this month, the Daily Mirror reported. 

It was reportedly vandalised by an unidentified group on December 18. 

The police are reportedly investigated the incident. According to the paper, the Director General of the Archaeology Department, Prof P B Mandawala has also ordered a report into the incident.