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The inaugural ceremony of the 131st National Archaeological Day

The inaugural ceremony of the 131st National Archaeological Day was celebrated on 7th July 2021 at Temple Trees under the patronage of His Excellency the President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and His Excellency the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in accordance with the Health Guidelines.

At this ceremony Somawathiya and Ridi Vihara were named as Archaeological Research Centers. The launch of the Department of Archeology's new website, the launch of new publications, the evaluation of departmental officials who made special discoveries, and the launch of the Archaeological Anthem took place here.

Mr. Vidura Wickramanayake, Hon. State Minister of National Heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Art Promotion, Hon. Secretary to the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, Prof. Kapila Gunawardena, Secretary to the Ministry of Promotion, Mrs. A.D.R. Nishanthi Jayasinghe, Director General of Archeology Prof. Anura Manatunga and a group of officials from the Department of Archeology were participated in this event.

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