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Methodology to identify national heritage sites

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to the proposal submitted by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Buddha Shasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs to implement an appropriate mechanism for precise identification of national heritages in Sri Lanka.

Issues have erupted due to lack of precise criteria or a mechanism for the identification of the national heritage sites of Sri Lanka.

Considering this, the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to appoint a Committee comprising eminencies/ intellectuals in the relevant subject fields to prepare a methodology or a mechanism altogether consulting the views of the public as well to identify and recognise the tangible and intangible heritage sites that ensure the Sri Lankan cultural identity.