Duties Commenced in the Central Cultural Fund Office located at Bullers Lane
The head office of the Central Cultural Fund, which was located at the 4th floor, Stage II of Sethsiripaya, was relocated to No. 212/1, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07 office. Administration Division, Media Division and International Relations & Tourism Division were moved to No. 37/33, Bullers Lane.
After a pirith chanting session held on 30th of March, 2021 at 9.00 am, the duties of the place commenced with the blessings of the Maha Sangha. The event was attended by the Honourable Maha Sangha, the Board of Directors including the Director General and the staff of the Central Cultural Fund.
Conservation of murals in Kotasara Piyangala Raja Maha Viharaya
Conservation of murals in the ancient Tampita Viharaya of the Kandyan era at the Bibila, Kotasara Piyangala Raja Maha Viharaya was started by the Central Cultural Fund at on the 20th of March 2021, at the auspicious time 11.15 am.
Polonnaruwa Work Site Inspection and New Bio Toilet System
Handing over of the bio-toilet system designed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) near the Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya to the Central Cultural Fund and the work site inspection by Director General Prof. Gamini Ranasinghe was conducted on 18th of March 2021.
Excavations at Galle Fort reveal a new history
A special archeological excavation is currently underway at the main entrance of the Galle Fort. The reason for this quick excavation was that the officials were anxious to prevent the damage caused by the rain water leakage near the entrance.
A large number of colonial artifacts started emerging at these excavations carried out under the supervision of archaeologist Nimal Perera.
The specialty is the discovery of plates bearing the name of the Medici family, an aristocratic family in Italy. Accordingly, it can be inferred that the family had relations with the Dutch or the English who ruled Sri Lanka. There are also a number of other ceramic creations, horseshoes, and remains of animals that may have been eaten by them.