UNESCO - The World Heritage List
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World Heritage sites in
Sri Lanka

The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the following properties on the World Heritage List:
1982 Sacred City of Anuradhapura Sri Lanka - Polonnaruwa (North Central Province): ruins of the royal palace of king Parakramabahu - Unesco world heritage - photo by B.Cloutier 1982 Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
Sri Lanka - Sigiriya / Sigiria: palace fortress of king Kasyapa - Unesco world heritage site - photo by M.Torres 1982 Ancient City of Sigiriya 1988 Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Sri Lanka - Kandy (Central province): temple of the tooth - Dalada Maligawa - Unesco world heritage site - photo by  M.Torres 1988 Sacred City of Kandy Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka: clock tower and moon / Conceição bastion - Galle fort - Old Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site - photo by M.Torres 1988 Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
67 Sri Lanka - Dambulla: Golden Buddha & moon, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Unesco world heritage site (photo by B.Cain) 1991 Golden Temple of Dambulla 2010 Central Highlands of Sri Lanka 
The World Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted in November 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.

The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States Parties and considered to be of outstanding universal value.

One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage properties to States Parties whose resources are insufficient.

States Parties can request international assistance under the Fund for the preparation of tentative lists and nomination forms, expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants. Requests must concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national or regional training centres.

Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction.

source: www.unesco.org

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