26th August 2009, www.news.lk
The Department of Archaeology has taken steps to launch 51 new projects this year to excavate and preserve ancient sites with archeological values.
The project has been designed with the assistance of the Haritha Gammana Project of the Environment Ministry, Archaeology Department sources said.
Initial steps have been taken to implement these projects with an allocation of Rs. 10 million for conservation of the ‘Ritigala Banda Pond’, a large stepped tank, intended for ritual bathing under the approval of Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, sources added.