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North East religious sites to be developed as world heritages

Dec 9, 2010 3:48:16 AM - itnnews.lk

A programme has been launched to identify all religious centres in the North and East and develop them as world heritage sites.

The programme has been launched to identify all religious centres in the relevant areas and conserve them. The Ministry of National Heritage hopes to declare these archeological centres as world heritage sites. A Committee comprising intellectuals was appointed for archeological investigations in the North and East. The programme will be based on their views and decisions. One of the aims of the programme is to draw the attention of the world community towards religious and cultural values.