• Tuesday, May 17, 2022


UN denies report Sri Lanka temple may lose heritage tag

There are concerns about the Golden Temple at Dambulla

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The UN’s cultural agency has denied reports it is considering taking an ancient Sri Lankan cave temple off a list of world heritage sites, as a local conservation official last week renewed fears about its status. On a visit to the island last week, Unesco director-general Irina Bokova told reporters she had raised concerns over the maintenance of the Golden Temple of Dambulla with local authorities. However, Bokova’s office later stressed she did not say the centuries-old monastery risked being removed from the list of World Heritage Sites, but rather that Unesco is in dialogue with Sri Lankan authorities over…

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