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* Conservation of Dutch Fort in Jaffna to be completed in four years
Fri, Jan 31, 2014, 12:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cultural Affairs and National Heritage will resume the conservation activities of the Dutch Fort in Jaffna this year and expects to complete the project within the next four years.

Department of Archaeology commenced conservation work of the Dutch Fort in Jaffna in 2009 with financial assistance from the Government of Netherlands and the first phase of the project was completed in 2012.

The Cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal put forward by the Cultural Affairs and National Heritage Minister Dr. Jagath Balasooriya to complete the balance conservation activities in the Fort.

The conservation project will be completed within the next four years at an estimated cost of Rs.200 million.

Jaffna Fort, built by the Dutch in 1690 is the second biggest Dutch fort built in Sri Lanka.

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