Plans are afoot to conserve the historic Fort in Jaffna for the benefit of the future generation.
Our Special Representative Aruna Jayakody said the programme has been chalked out with the mediation of the Department of Archaeology.
Jaffna Fort spans more than 15 acres. It was built during the Portuguese period. Thereafter, the Fort was demolished and rebuilt by the Dutch. The Fort built by the Dutch now stands in Jaffna. A special meeting was held to thrash out decisions on the initiatives that should be taken to conserve the fort. Northern Governor G.A. Chandrasiri chaired the meeting. Commissioner General for Archaeology Senarath Dissanayake said the Jaffna Fort will be rebuilt maintaining its pristine glory.
Re-development programmes are afoot to enable the public to view all sites of archaeological interest based in Jaffna with the return of peace to the Peninsula. The archaeological reconstructions are in place in parallel to the Uthuru Wasanthaya programme.