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Presidential pardon for Sigiriya girl

President Maithrpala Sirisena has signed the documents to pardon the girl (23) who damaged the Sigiriya Mirror Wall using a hairpin, Minister Wijayadasa Rajapaksa said.

She was charged with causing damage to the Mirror Wall at Sigiriya and was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment by Dambulla Magistrate Sanjeewa Ramyakumara on March 2.

The woman, a resident of Batticaloa, had visited Sigiriya along with some friends and scribbled her name on the Mirror Wall using a hairpin.

Police said Archaeological Department officials had apprehended her as she was writing her name (Udaya), in English, on the wall.


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