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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 5.25 GMT

Jaffna Fort to be renovated  


The Government has taken action to renovate the Jaffna Fort at a cost of Rs.104.5 million, under a grant received from the Netherlands.

This comes under a programme launched by the National Heritage and Cultural Affairs Ministry to renovate and preserve national heritage sites in the North and the East.

The Ministry expects to launch this construction program under the guidelines of history experts.

The armories and barracks used by soldiers hundreds of years ago together with tunnels situated in the Jaffna Fort which had been destroyed by the terrorists would also be reconstructed.

The programme will also renovate the Queen’s House and the Roman Catholic Church damaged by terrorist activities. A canal which was used for the inner security of the Fort will also be reconstructed.

Monuments inside and outside the Fort will be preserved and conserved under this program. It is also planned to remove mud and landmines from the ancient canal.






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