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The senior officers of the Indian Army visited to the Galle Maritime Archaeology Museum on 13th of November 2014 during the visit of Sri Lanka.

Indian Defense Secretary and other chief Army officers visited to the Galle Maritime Archaeology Museum in 10th of October 2014, during the official visiting to Sri Lanka.

Visiting of Indian Defence Secretary

Indian Defense Secretary and other chief Army officers visited to the Galle Maritime Archaeology Museum in 10th of October 2014, during the official visiting to Sri Lanka.

The World Tourism Day

The World Tourism Day 2014 was celebrated at the Maritime Archaeology Museum Galle on 27th of September. It was an amazing experience for everyone who took part. Hon minister Veerasumana Weerasinghe (ministry of Cultural and the Arts Southern Province) Mr Gamini Dodanwela, (Director administration CCF)Doctor W.T.G Vijepala director of the Ruhunu Cultural Square,

Shipwreck Graveyard in Pasikudha Sea

During the recent explorations carried out by the Maritime Archaeology Unit of Galle (MAU), the archaeologists managed to locate another steam wreck in Pasikudha. With this discovery, the number of wrecks located in close proximity is 4. Three of these sunken ships are lying less than 100m from each other, and the fourth is 500m away from the rest. The density of wrecks (here) is much higher than in other (local/international) locations.

Conference of Asian Political Parties

The delegation of ICAPP (international Conference of Asian Political Parties) visited to Galle Maritime Archaeology Museum 21st of September,  Hon: T.B Ekanayaka minister of Culture and the arts, Mr Bandula Vithanachchi Privet Secretary,  Hon, Chandima Weerakkodi  Deputy speaker, Prof Gamini Adhikari Director General of Central Cultural Fund, Hon. Kumari Balasuriya Governor of Southern province and other local delegation also participated with ICAPP members to the Function

The Tamil cultural dancing show

Sigiriya museum organized the Tamil cultural dancing show under the museum promotional activities program in 13th of September 2014.Local and foreign tourist were participate the show and it was a attractive time for all of us. Because it was a rare experience with tamil music and tamil dancing performances. 

Sri Lanka-South Korea Human Resource Exchange Program in Maritime Archaeology Gets Under Way.

Under the agreement signed between the Maritime Archaeology Unit (MAU) of the Central Cultural Fund and the National Research Institute for Underwater Cultural Heritage of South Korea (NRIUCH), two researchers from each country participated in this program. Firstly, Mr A.M.A. Dayananda, a renowned maritime archaeologist from Sri Lanka went to Korea to participate in an underwater excavation conducted by the NRIUCH. He was involved in this excavation from the 1st to the 31st of August 2014. A 13th century shipwreck found in Tean Province was excavated. It was a whole new experience to do field work in Korea, in deferent sea conditions. The water temperature was low and all divers had to use dry suits and special equipment. According to Mr. Dayananda, the low water temperature and low visibility of the Korean sea are the main challenges. 

A Conclusion Of A Highly Successful Expo In Sigiriya 

A successful  expo of seegiriya clay pot was held in january 17th at seegiria premises under the patronage of the honorable minister of culture and arts t.b ekanayake. The expo was organized by central cultural fund. Entrepreneurs of sri lankan clay industry also marked their participation for this expo. Director general of central cultural fund professor gamini adikari and several other officials were present at this occasion.

This week: An exhibition by CCF on a remarkable discovery in Sigiriya after 33 years


Coinciding with the latest discovery in Sigiriya the Central Cultural Fund (CCF) will hold a special exhibition from the 17th of January 2014. The exhibition, which will be held at the museum entrance in Sigiriya, will showcase an entire clay pot which was unearth by CCF archaeologists recently.

More plans to be implemented in Abhayagiriya archaeological site for the year 2014


The Abhayagiriya Archaeological site in Anuradhapura is expected to implement new plans for the year 2014.

Cave Tourism in Sri Lanka

By Pathmakumara Jayasingha

Caves in high grade terrains are newly introduced touristic destinations in Sri Lanka. They are magnificent and astonishing places that are to be definitely visited. These highly specific places are varying in wide range of speleological features making gorgeous interiors. More than thousands of cave sites have been recorded in Sri Lanka and the wide range of cave varieties remark the potential of different aspects of cave tourism.

CCF assists in the conservation of Venerable Malwatte Mahanayake Thero’s official residence


The official residence of Venerable Malwatte Mahanayake Thero is currently the main focus under the conservation projects by the Central Cultural Fund (CCF). While the roof of the residence is being repaired with the highest quality roofing tiles the buildings doors, windows, floors and its lighting system is being repaired with the assistance of the CCF. The total amount for the renovations will cost CCF 13,000,000.00 LKR. The single storey building was designed to complement its environment as it faces the lake of a UNESCO World Heritage City, Kandy.
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