Training Workshop on Digital Content Development,
Drone Technology and photogrammetry - 12 -14 November 2021 The training Workshop was jointly organized by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and the Department of Archeology and held on 12-14November 2021. It was on the effective use of Drone technology and photogrammetry for archeology. The Workshop was held at the National Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Training Center, Kalawewa, Anuradhapura.
Dr. Jagath Goonetileke, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya and Dr. Milinda Piyasena, Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka joined as resource persons and shared their knowledge and experiences to educate the officials of Department of Archeology on this new technology and its usefulness to Archaeology. About 45 officers of the Department who worked mainly as Explanation Officers of different zones joined this workshop. Prof. Anura Manatunga, Director General of the Department of Archaeology , Mr. Namal Kodituwakku, Deputy Director (Exploration & Epigraphy), Mr. Gunatilaka Banda Assistant Director of Archaeology (Anuradhapura), Dr. Prasad Ranasinghe Director (Promotion), Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs were special invitees to this programme.