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US envoy in Batti
2012-10-25 22:42:30
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US Ambassador Michele J. Sison paid a visit to view the historic Dutch Fort in Batticaloa and see the completion of the $52,000 grant made under the 2011 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  Here Conservator Pali Wijeratne showing the Ambassador the Fort as it stands today. Picture courtesy US Embassy

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bernardwijeyasingha Thursday, 25 October 2012 17:38
Did not even know that Batticaloa had a historic Dutch fort. Great that the nation that wrote up the human rights violation is growing ties with Sri Lanka
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Hussain Friday, 26 October 2012 03:35
If they did get a grant , why cannot they at least get a couple of laborers to clean the area, up before her visit. ?
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Hussain Friday, 26 October 2012 04:35
It appears cleanliness is not of that importance in Sri Lanka. When one travels and sees archeological sites in other countries , one realizes how well they are looked after and preserved. The first thing is to keep the area clean, which does not cost a fortune.
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