US Ambassador Michele J. Sison paid a visit to view the historic Dutch Fort in Batticaloa and see the completion of the $52,000 grant made under the 2011 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). Here Conservator Pali Wijeratne showing the Ambassador the Fort as it stands today. Picture courtesy US Embassy
bernardwijeyasingha Thursday, 25 October 2012 17:38
Did not even know that Batticaloa had a historic Dutch fort. Great that the nation that wrote up the human rights violation is growing ties with Sri Lanka
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Hussain Friday, 26 October 2012 03:35
If they did get a grant , why cannot they at least get a couple of laborers to clean the area, up before her visit. ?
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Hussain Friday, 26 October 2012 04:35
It appears cleanliness is not of that importance in Sri Lanka. When one travels and sees archeological sites in other countries , one realizes how well they are looked after and preserved. The first thing is to keep the area clean, which does not cost a fortune.
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