World Tourism Day, celebrated on every 27 September around the world. This year’s World Tourism Day is focused on 'Tourism and the Digital Transformation'. ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) joined hands with the Central Cultural Fund to launch a mobile application “e-info CCF Sri Lanka”, to enable easy access of information on cultural monuments  of the historic sites managed and maintained by the CCF along with the launch of the department’s official website in the event held on September 27, 2018 at Sigiriya world heritage site. Honorable Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapakse graced the event along with Director General - CCF Prof Prishanta Gunawardhana, Working Director- CCF Mr H.M.K. Herath, Director – Special Projects (ICTA) Mr Kanchana Thudugala and CCF representatives with other distinguished guests.

Jaffna Post-Disaster Archaeological Project was an international archaeological project conducted with the collaboration of the Central Cultural Fund and the Durham University, United Kingdom. Season 2 of the project was held in June-July 2018 at Jaffna fort, Delft fort and Kandarodai, including excavation, processing artefact and visitor survey and community heritage survey for the key partners of the project.

Sino-Lanka Archaeological Project was an international joint archaeological project conducted in collaboration of the Central Cultural Fund and the Shanghai Museum, China, in August-September 2018. The MOU was signed between the two institutions in September 2018. The scientific research work including excavations and surveying was held in Kytes, Delfts and Jaffna. The research team was formed by Chinese scholars from the Shangai Museum and Sri Lankan scholars representing the Central Cultural Fund and the University of Jaffna.

The Central Cultural Fund and the Ministry of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs organized a pirith ceremony in honor of Sri Lanka’s past monarchs who contributed in upholding the glory and wealth of the country, starting from Prince Vijaya to the current president HE Mr.Maitripala Sirisena, and give blessings to all Sri Lankans. This pirith ceremony was held on the night of 23rd September 2018 at the Ruwanwaliseya premises. The next day was followed by an alms giving for hundred Buddhist monks.