logoSri Lankan maritime archaeology was greatly influenced by the explorations done in the Indian Ocean in 1992. Some of the maritime archaeologists from Western Australian Maritime Museum assisted and directed maritime archaeological activities in a beneficial way under the observation of Prof. Senake Bandaranayke. During this era archaeological students of some universities, especially from Kelaniya University, were very enthusiastic about accepting Maritime Archaeology as a subject of study. Con'd ..

     

     

 

    Galle, a romantic, old-world town and picturesque seasideresort,lies on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, 110logo km fromColombo. Its natural harbour and strategic location on the ancient sea routes made it one of the main ports of the island from early times. Con'd ..

     

 

    Sri Lanka has three sorts of legislation relevant to the protection of the underwater cultural heritage. First there is the heritage-related legislation. The earliest was the Treasure Trove Ordinance 1887 and 1891. Secondly there is the Antiquities Ordinance No. 9 of 1940, as amended from logotime to time. The Cultural Property Act No. 73 of 1988 regulates the purchase of cultural property and the removal of cultural property from the territory of Sri Lank.Con'd ..

     

     

 

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