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Re-excavations begin in Kantharodai
By Shabna Cader
The Department of Archaeology of Sri Lanka declared that excavations have begun in the Kantharodai area, a suburb in the Jaffna District.
Director General, Archaeology Department Dr. Nimal Perera said that this was a re-excavation procedure.
“There was an excavation that began in the early 1970s in the very area in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania. For unfortunate reasons, the excavations could not be continued. We have now begun once again,” he said.
He added that the aim of the archaeological excavations was to find out the cultural sequence of the area from the earliest recorded level to the modern era.
It was also reported that 94 archaeological excavations had begun in the North Western Province. The sites are located within the North western cultural square in areas including Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa and Panduwasnuwara.