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Department of Archaeology
Responsible for managing the archaeological heritage in Sri Lanka
The Department of Archaeology commenced its duties 1890. However, the ground-work related to archaeological activities took place many years before, during the governance of Sir Hercules Robinson.In 1868, seven years after the initiation of a archaeological survey in India, the Ceylon Government (now Sri Lanka), appointed a Committee to obtain information regarding the ancient architectural works of Ceylon.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a country blessed with an abundance of archaeological heritage