A meeting between the officers working in the Southern
Provincial Regional Archaeological Office of the Department of Archeology and the Hon. State Minister for Promotion of National Heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Artists, Mr. Vidura Wickramanayake was held on 13th August 2021 at the Southern Provincial Archaeological Office.
An investigation was also carried out into the problems faced by the officers working in the Archaeological sites and the office in the Southern Province.
The Hon. Minister, instructed the Director General of Archeology to look into the possibility of gazetting the 300 year old Veil cart and the Kovil as a protected monument at the Unawatuna Ganadevi Kovil in Galle.
Mrs. Nishanthi Jayasinghe, Secretary to the State Ministry of National Heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Art Promotion, Prof. Anura Manatunga, Director General of Archeology, Mrs. Wasanthi Alahakoon, Assistant Director of Regional Archeology and officials of the Department of Archeology were present on the occasion.