Ancient harbours in North and East
Remains of harbours used by ancient Chinese and Roman ships have been
discovered in excavations carried out in the North and the East by the
Archaeological Department National Heritage Minister Jagath Balasuriya
He was addressing officials of the five Departments under him and
media at the Ministry Tuesday.
Archaeological, Archives, Museum, Galle Heritage and Janakala Centre
departments come under the National Heritage Ministry.
He said kovils like Thiruketheeshwaran in Mannar and Koneshwaran in
Trincomalee were identified as multi religious institutes. Steps were
being taken to name them as World Heritage sites.
The Minster said funds had to be canvassed from foreign countries as
well as donors for conservation work.