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We kindly inform you that the CCF will issue tourist ticket only from the offices at sites from 1st June 2015. Here in after it will not be issued tickets from the head office of CCF. we futher inform you that the Tourist Tickets wii be valid only for the issuing date and no more extension.

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The history of Polonnaruwa runs far back through the excavations carried out by the POLAARP.




Historical evidences about Polonnaruwa were recently discovered by the research team headed by pro.Robin Coningham of University of Durham. Through the excavation done at the premises of Polonnaruwa Shiwa dewala number two ancient bases which are older than the exiting building were discovered and also discovered 125kg of iron during this excavation. As it was described by the Pro.Prishante Gunawardana Director General of CCF the stone tools made of kahadha stone which were used by the people of hunting stage were discovered



Hinterland Exploration project of Polonnaruwa is scheduled during the period of 26th August- 20th September 2015.


The Abhayagiri Stupa opening ceremony fund launched on 31 July Esala full moon day


CCF will issue tourist ticket only from the offices at sites


This project is implemented by the Central Cultural Fund as a collaborative project with the University of Durham, UK. Robin Coningham UNESCO Professor & Pro- Vice chancellor, university of Durham is appointed the co director of the projectThis project was designed with a long term plan so as to link the academic staff of the whole country including universities of Ruhuna, Kelaniya, Rajarata and Sri Jayawardhanapura.




The Abhayagiri Stupa which was conserved by the central cultural fund since 20 years was ceremoning launch on 31 July Esala full moon day. Three days enchanting was conducted by the central cultural fund on 28,29,30 July. The chief guest of the ceremony was his excellency the president Maithreepala Sirisena.





We have by inform you that the Central Cultural Fund has decided to issue all tourist tickets only from cultural Triangle Site from 01st June 2015, as we have found much more difficulties in issuing from Colombo office and extending their validity after 14 days.




The exploration project on traditional industry of Monaragala district was carried out


Underwater Archaeology Training by Maritime Archaeology Unit of CCF


Sabaragamuwa cultural show in Sigiriya Museum

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The exploration project on traditional industry of Monaragala district was carried out by the Rohana logistic cultural of the Central Cultural Fund. This exploration was carried out with a sixteen provisional secretariat division and it was discovered information about 21 numbers of traditional industry. Bobbin lace, Batik, Coir, Ayurvedic, Clay, Masks, Fishery, Gold, Silver, Wood-work, Cane, Pan, Forge, Coconut shell design, Kithul, Silk, Bamboo, Vetake, Ceramic are industry which were found during the erploration.


The annual underwater archaeology training program conducted to give a theoretical and practical knowledge for future archaeologists was held at Galle from 11 to 20 May 2015. Ninteen undergraduates from 05 universities (University of Kelaniya, Peradeniya, Ruhuna, Rajarata and Sri Jayawardhanapura) participated for this 10 day onsite training program. 31.05.2015


The Sabaragamuwa Dancing Show will be held on 27th of August at 6.30 pm at Sigiriya Museum outdoor theater presented by Avida Dancing Group and Academy. All are welcome.



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    • World Tourism Day Programme
  • Sanda Giri Seya Opening Ceremoney
    • Central Cultural fund Day
    • Maha Viharaya Project
    • Excavation Of Ibbankattuwa Proto-Historic Site

    • Excavation And Exploration Of Polonnaruwa Ancient City (Shiwa Dewala 11 And Rampart






























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    "To assist the socio - cultural and economic well being of Sri Lanka by protecting. development, and promoting Cultural of national and international importance in Sri Lanka"



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