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Modi to bring back 157 antiquities handed over by US

MENA FN 27 Sep 2021
(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) The United States handed over 157 artefacts and antiquities during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. The move comes as PM Modi and US President Joe Biden committed ... .
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The renovated Grand Oriental Hotel (GOH) reopens under the patronage of the Prime Minister

Sri Lanka News 19 Mar 2021
The Grand Oriental Hotel situated at York Street, Colombo Fort, which has been renovated for the fourth time and has a history of ... In addition to GOH, several other buildings in Colombo are being renovated to preserve their antiquity.
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Gotabaya appoints another all-Sinhala committee on archaeology

Tamil Guardian 31 Jul 2020
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is considering amending the Antiquities Ordinance, an act that is intended to conserve archaeological heritage sites and buildings, as the Buddhist clergy has called for power over land disputes in the North-East connected to Buddhist colonisation be transferred to courts in the South.
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Rajapaksa appoints another all-Sinhala committee on archaeology

Tamil Guardian 31 Jul 2020
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is considering amending the Antiquities Ordinance, an act that is intended to conserve archaeological heritage sites and buildings, as the Buddhist clergy has called for power over land disputes in the North-East connected to Buddhist colonisation be transferred to courts in the South.
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Arrest of French woman exposes antique idols smuggling racket

The Hindu 13 Aug 2019
With the arrest of an Indian-origin French woman, the Tamil Nadu Idol Wing CID claimed to have busted a gang that had been illegally exporting stolen antique idols and artefacts for several years from Puducherry to France through the Colombo port ... The wife and husband duo was cited as the key accused in the stocking of antique idols.
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