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World Heritage List :

N-East religious sites to be nominated

Steps will be taken to nominate certain historical multi religious sites in the North and East regions into the world Heritage List, National Heritage Minister Dr Jagath Balasuriya said.

He expressed this view after considering the report submitted by the Expert Committee of Archaeologists appointed to evaluate the archaeological sites in the country.

He further said all archaeological sites in the country will be preserved particularly in the North and East where archaeological sites were neglected due to the prolonged war. "Excavations are in progress to unearth sites buried centuries ago," he said.

The Committee pointed out to the Minister that world attention would be focused on these sites if we could nominate them to the world heritage list.

The historical, religious and cultural significances of these sites will acquire the prominent attention among the world community.

According to the Committee, efforts will be made to renovate all the sites on a large-scale and excavations will be started soon to unearth the historical sites in the North and East.

The Minister instructed the committee to prepare the report with comprehensive details on the importance of these ancient multi religious centres that enhanced the ethnic harmony in the past. If the report is prepared well it can be forwarded to the Cabinet for approval, he said.

The Minister was optimistic that the Srilankan tourist map also will change if these endevours would succeed.

National Heritage Ministry secretary Kanthi Wijethunga, Archaeological Department Director General Dr Senarath Dissanayake, former Archaeological Department Director Generals Dr. Roland Silva and Dr Shiran Deraniyagala, Central Cultural Fund Director General Prof. Nimal de Silva and Jaffna University Archeology and History Department Head Prof. Pushparathnam attended the discussion.

 

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