Epigraphy and Numismatic

A large amount of Epigraphy and various types of coins are circulated in ancient Sri Lanka are scattered in various areas of the island. The backing extended by these documents and coins which give correct information on various historical events to build the history of Sri Lanka is really praiseworthy.

Legal possession of these documents and coins enriched with invaluable historical importance has been entrusted to the Epigraphy and Numismatics Division. To inculcate awareness among the public that a more rationalized history can be written embodying the events and activities that are hidden in these archives and coins and to preserve then for posterity is the role of the Epigraphy and Numismatics Division.

Future vision, mission and the role of this division have been formulated with the intention of inheriting the Epigrapical and numismatic heritage to the future generation of Sri Lanka.
  • Identification and registration of all archives and coins.
  • Taking stumpage of archives
  • Preserving and maintenance of field data and facsimiles collected.
  • Reading of Archives
  • Conducting research
  • Preparation of basic work required to declare results of research
  • Forwarding necessary recommendations and data to relevant sections for the protection of archives.

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Department of Archaeology
Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha,
Colombo - 07,
Sri Lanka.
Phone : +94 11 2692840, +94 11 2692841
Fax : +94 11 2696250
Email : info@archaeology.gov.lk

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