Recommendations forwarded for more world heritage sites from Sri Lanka

Recommendations forwarded for more world heritage sites from Sri Lanka

Written by News 1st

14 Aug, 2014 | 12:42 pm

Recommendations have been put forward to classify Mihintale, Ritigala and Sri Pada as world heritage sites.

The recommendations were made at the South Asian World Heritage conference in Lumbini, Nepal.

Mihinthale

Mihinthale

Ritigala

Ritigala

Sri Pada (Adam's Peak)

Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak)

The conference was held from the 3rd to the 10th of this month.

A group representing Sri Lanka attended the conference.

Director of excavations of the Sri Lanka Archaeological Department, Namal Koddithuwakku noted that a special group from UNESCO had been appointed to look into the feasibility nominations made.

UNESCO will be classify the sites as world heritage sites once the reviews have been completed.

Eight (8) locations in Sri Lanka have been classified as world heritage site so far

  1. Kandy

  2. Sigiriya

  3. Anuradhapura

  4. Polonnaruwa

  5. Galle Fort

  6. Rangiri Dambulla Raja Maha Viharaya

  7. Singharaja Rain forest

  8. Knuckles reserve

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