Architectural Conservations


  • Conservation and systematic presentation of protected monuments and site monuments within archaeological reserves.
  • Conservation, planing for presentation, implementation and supervision of ancient city centers
  • Preparation of inventories of  the Architectural Remains
  • Preparation of Conservation Proposals
  • Implementation of Conservation Works
  • Preparation of Conservation Reports
  • Management, Implementation and Supervision of New Constructions within the  Archaeological   Reserves and Lands

Service Provides to the public by the Architectural Conservation Division

  • Examining the conservation requests from public and do the needful.
  • Provide plans for religious places or other requested parties
  • Provide information regarding ancient architectural creations to university and students and researchers.
  • Adhere to laws of the antiquities ordinance when conserving architectural monuments.

Major Projects done

  • Conservation of Dambegoda Bodhisathva Statue - 1990
  • Conservation of Mirisawetiya Dagaba - 1992
  • Conservation of Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy after the bomb blast - 1998
  • Conservation of Katuwana Dutch Fort - 2008

Major Projects ongoing

  • Conservation of Jaffna Fort
  • Conservation of Old Dutch Navy Commissioner’s building, Trincomalee
Major Projects to be Handled
  • Conservation of Deegawapi Dagaba
Department of Archaeology
Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha,
Colombo - 07, Sri Lanka.

Phone : +94 11 2692840, +94 11 2692841
Fax : +94 11 2696250
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