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Registration, Reporting, Conservation and Public Displaying of Historic Sculptural Remains Available in Sri Lanka and Designing Suitable Programmes for Implementing this Procedure.

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  • Activities
  1. Reporting architectural remains
  2. Preparation of proposals for conservation
  3. Implementation of conservation work
  4. Supervision
  5. New constructions an archaeological sites
  • Seeking Public Corporation for Conservation of Monuments

Work relating to conservation of monuments will solely depend on the financial provision made available by the government.
Hence the annual action plan will be decided to suit the approved financial allocation. As such, monuments available in association with Buddhist and other religions places as well as outside such places in various parts of the country appear to be undergoing destruction rapidly.

Are there ancient monuments of archaeological value in your area or in the vicinity?
You may be a person who is vigilant about the historical heritage of your area. Have you identified any architectural structure of archaeological value in your area or in the suburb. Do you think it needs any reconstruction or are you aware of its legal position? In such instances it is our responsibility to advice you in the matter and extend our cooperation.

In case any Bhikkhu, priest, non-government organization, foreign government, any voluntary organization or a civil citizen is prepared to offer material help for conservation of monuments, we are bound to provide skilled labour and supervision for same.

For the basic intervention required, please contact the Regional Assistant Director of your province.

Central Province
- Place District Divisional Secretariat Division
01 Hanguranketha Potuwil Viharaya Nuwara Eliya Hanguranketha
02 Galiyawa Ambalama Kandy Galagedara
03 Narangolla Tampita Viharaya Matale Ambanganga Koralaya
04 Deldeniya Rajamaha Viharaya Kandy Yatinuwara
05 Kadadora Rajamaha Viharaya Nuwara Eliya Walpane
06 Pattapola Pilimageya Kandy Hataraliyadda
07 Hadunuwewa Ambalama Nuwara Eliya Kotmale
08 Silwatgala Matale Galewela
North Western Province
- Place District Divisional Secretariat Division
01 Monaragala Sangawasaya Kurunegala katupota
02 Gawarathissarama chaiththya Kurunegala Ambanpola
03 Malagamuwa Tampita Viharaya Kurunegala Ganewatta
04 Mahawewa Tampita Viharaya Puttalam Karuwalagaswewa
05 Manikkankanda Dagaba Puttalam Anamaduwa
06 Kolamunna Sri Sugatharamaya Kurunegala Bamunakotuwa
07 Pannala Lihiniyagalla Viharaya Kurunegala Pannala
08 Watuwatta Tampita Viharaya Kurunegala Udubaddawa
09 Athkanda Viharaya Kurunegala Udubaddawa
10 Hiripatella Tampita Viharaya Kurunegala Polgahawela
11 Nagolla Len Viharaya Kurunegala Polpithigama
Uva Province
- Place District Divisional Secretariat Division
01 Potubandana Awasageya Monaragala Bibila
02 Dimbulana Weheragoda Viharaya Badulla Uva Paranagama
03 Potawa Ambalama Badulla Rideemaliyadda
04 Welekade Welendasala Badulla Badulla
05 Yudaganawa Ihala Dagaba Monaragala Buttala
Eastern Province
- Place District Divisional Secretariat Division
01 Rangiri Ulpata Trincomalee Gomarankadawala
02 Magulmaha Viharaya Ampara Lahugala
03 3rd mile post Dagaba Ampara Lahugala
04 Kotawehera Ampara Lahugala
Sabaragamuwa Province
- Place District Divisional Secretariat Division
01 Galtamyaya Ratnapura Balangoda
02 Kariyagama Tampita Viharaya Kegalla Aranayake
03 Mampita Purana Viharaya Kegalla Warakapola
04 Maduwanwala Walauwa Ratnapura Kolonna
North Central Province
- Place District Divisional Secretariat Division
01 Kulumimakada Parani Dagaba Anuradhapura Anuradhapura
02 Dutuwewa Bodhigaraya Anuradhapura Galenbindunu wewa
03 Ritigala Banda Pokuna Anuradhapura Kekirawa
04 Aukana Anuradhapura Galnewa
Western Province
- Place District Divisional Secretariat Division
01 Kotte Kotu Bamma Colombo Kotte
02 Hirikuluwa Viharaya Gampaha Mirigama
03 Kotte Rajamaha Vihara Wahalkada Colombo Kotte
04 Dewamittarama Pilimageya Kalutara Bulatsinhala
05 Paramadhamma Niwasa Piriwena Colombo Kesbewa
06 Cemetery of Crise Church at Dehiwala Colombo Dehiwala
07 Lenawara Parani Awasageya Colombo Hanwella
Southern Province
- Place District Divisional Secretariat Division
01 Situlpauwa Rajamaha Viharaya Hambantota Tissamaharamaya
02 Situlpauwa Prakar Bamma Hambantota Tissamaharamaya
03 Katuwana Sri Viharaya Hambantota Katuwana
04 Welikonda Sandassanaramaya Galle Habaraduwa
05 Mulgirigala Pohoyageya Hambantota Weerakatiya
06 Karagoda Uyangoda Viharaya Matara Aturaliya
07 Kirama Galtamgoda Hambantota Walasmulla
08 Hellala Dakshina Purana Viharaya Hambantota Katuwana

  • Public Services Rendered by the Architectural Division

Conservation of ruined monuments of ancient Sri Lankan culture and to preserve than for public veneration.Rendering consultancy services in respect of new constructions carried out in connection with the protected monuments of archaeological value.Providing in formation and consultancy services for the student population in schools and higher educational institutions including universities as well as for the general public.

Inculcating awareness in professional and other knowledge seekers in ancient traditional technology, techniques of conservating monuments, playing, reporting, landscaping of ancient historical sites, human and environmental impact on monuments and impact control Providing consultancy and technical services to owners of hours and buildings which are more than 100 years old in order to enable them to maintain them in a manner archaeological value of such buildings is safeguarded .

  • Inquiries for Consultancy Services and Educational Requirements

Mr. Prasanna B. Ratnayake
Acting Director (Architectural Conservation)

Mr. J.D. Wijetilake
Assistant Director (Architecture )
Telephone Number - +94-112-693216

Mr. Rasika Dissanayake
(Senior Technical officer)

Anura Basnayake
(Chief Draftman)

Application for obtaining copies of plans of archaeological sites and monuments registered in the Architectural Conservation Division.

Charges approved by the department will apply to every copy of plan you obtain.


Organization Information

Department of Archaeology

Sir Marcus Frenando Mawatha,
Colombo 07.


Mrs. W.R. J. Vasana Pramachandraa
Telephones:+94 11 2 692840 / 41
Fax Nos:+94 11 2 696514
Email:info@archaeology.gov.lk
Website: www.archaeology.gov.lk

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Last Updated On: 2009-10-30 11:05:48
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