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Evidence of an Ancient Port City in Trincomalee


Pali Mahawanso will be launching


CCF planning to give some statue for Los Angeles country museum exhibition

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A very successful surface survey in Trincomalee by a group of archaeologists from the Central Cultural Fund, has uncovered evidence on existence of a prosperous port city at the site of the ancient Gokanna Thiththa harbor.



The new edition of first English translation at  Pali Mahawanso will be launching at the Galle port tourist bungalow of harbor authority in 17th January 2017 with the leadership of Hon.Prime minister Mr.Ranil Wickremesinghe, Hon. Minister of Education Mr. Akila Viraj Kariyavasam and reputable guests covenant to participate.

Los Angeles county museum of arts” going to held an exhibition. CCF planning to give some statue to the exhibition.  MS.Julie Remain who is Assistant curator of South and Southeast Asian art and Director General CCF had a meeting in 2016.11.29 regarding the exhibition.


Jaffna project got opportunity to visit all major projects


CCF has found a new burial ground


Lots of ruins visible in Sadagiriya

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For the first time, Graduate trainees who working to Jaffna project got opportunity to visit all major projects around the country. DG Prishanta Gunawardhana advised to this project and project manager of Jaffna Mr. Lakshman Maithreepala joined to guide them. The major objective of this visit was, build peace between two nations. They had good knowledge regarding excavation, conservation and lab managing through this visit.
Central cultural fund has found a burial ground which was old than 3000 years, situated at Katuva village in Sirikanduyaya, Elahera, Polonnaruwa. Prof.Prishanta Gunawardhane DG in CCF says this could be a hidden secret that contain with Polonnaruwa periodic cultural, social and kings’ order Facts.
In 21st of September 2016, Sadagiriya project was started. Special coins and tools used to made coins were found by Thissamaharama project members. One of the special evidence found from this project is pieces of clay pot with read friendly latters and many ruins were found this project. (Beads, iron, bangles, etc...)


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