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Friday, August 30, 2013 - 06.29 GMT
Govt gazettes archaeological sites in the North


The government last week has gazetted over 80 archaeological buildings in the Northern Province as ancient monuments.

The National Heritage Ministry has gazetted 170 monuments island wide as ancient monuments and 83 monuments of them are in the North.

A large number of monuments in the North have been identified as remnants of dagoba and other ruins around the sites such as pillar bases, brick walls, base stones, rock inscriptions, image houses and remnants of related building situated in villages in the Mannar, Mullaitivu, Jaffna and Vavuniya Districts.

Director General of Archaeology Department, Dr. Senarath Dissanayake has said that research still needs to be conducted in the Vavuniya and Kilinochchi districts to identify possible archeological sites.






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