Sri Lanka’s ancient port city Trincomalee requested to be declared a world heritage city

May 17, Colombo: Director General of Archeological Department Senarath Dissanayake says that Sri Lanka has made a request to the UNESCO to proclaim two of historical venues of eastern port city Trincomalee as world heritages.

These two venues are the ancient port in Trincomalee and the Old Dutch Fort. The ancient harbor is also known as Black Harbor.

The Director General said that if these venues were declared as world heritage sites that would be an immense boost to the city that is already a major tourist attraction inthe country.

Sacred City of Anuradhapura, Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sacred City of Kandy, Old Town of Galle and its fortifications, Golden Temple of Dambulla and Central Highlands of Sri Lanka are the present world heritages of Sri Lanka.

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