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UNESCO names ancient Babylon city a World Heritage Site

The UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday designated the ancient city of Babylon as a World Heritage Site, recognizing its “outstanding value to humanity.” “The inscription represents a recognition of the outstanding human value and the unique significance of this ancient city and of the civilizations of Mesopotamia and their contributions to …

Faiszer Musthapha

Galle Stadium: Minister to discuss with UNESCO before making decision

Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapha is to discuss the fate of the Galle Cricket Stadium with UNESCO officials before taking a final decision on the matter this week, a spokesman from the Ministry said yesterday. In all probability the Galle Cricket Stadium will remain as it is after removing the offending infrastructure about which the UNESCO …

Pahiyangala Ananda Sagara Thero

Sinharaja could lose World Heritage status if elephants are relocated?

UNESCO has notified Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation that the Sinharaja Forest Reserve will be at risk of losing its status as a World Heritage Site if the two wild elephants roaming the reserve are translocated, according to the ‘Protect Sri Lanka’ national movement. Chairman of the movement, Pahiyangala Ananda Sagara Thero, speaking at …


Sri Lanka elected to UNESCO committee for safeguarding of intangible heritage

Sri Lanka has been elected to one of four seats available for the Asia-Pacific, in the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, for the period 2018-2022. Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the country was elected to the committee at the election that took place in Paris during the 7th …


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