1.         Golden Temple of Dambulla (Sri Lanka) (C 561)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1991

Criteria  (i)(vi)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/561/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1997-1997)
Total amount approved: USD 3,333
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/561/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

November-December 1994: ICOMOS mission to Sri Lanka

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/561/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1997

ICOMOS will present the final results of its monitoring mission to Sri Lanka.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM

The Bureau may wish to examine information that will be provided at the time of its session and take appropriate action thereupon.

Decision Adopted: 21 COM VII.C.55

VII.55 The Committee noted the decisions of the twenty-first extraordinary session of the Bureau on the following cultural properties as reflected in the report of the Bureau session, Working Documents WHC-97/CONF.208/4B Section III.C.c):

Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site (El Salvador)

Le Canal du Midi (France)

Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay (France)

Ashanti Traditional Buildings (Ghana)

Maya Site of Copan (Honduras)

Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri (India)

Quseir Amra (Jordan)

Town of Luang Prabang (Lao People's Democratic Republic)

Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan (Mexico)

Ilha de Mozambique (Mozambique)

Moenjodaro (Pakistan)

Baroque Churches of the Philippines (Philippines)

Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct (Spain)

Cultural World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka

Ancient City of Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic)

Historic Areas of Istanbul (Turkey)

Itchan Kala, Historic Centre of Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

Shibam and Zabid (Yemen).