State of Conservation (SOC)
Ancient City of Sigiriya (2001)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:23,000USD
|1997||Technical cooperation for 6 inscribed cultural sites||3,333 USD|
|1988||Equipment for the conservation and restoration of the monuments ...||19,667 USD|
November-December 1994: monitoring missions by ICOMOS
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Concerning issues over the management planning and the legal protection of the site
Current conservation issues
Although the State Party was requested by the Bureau at its twenty-fifth session to reconsider the proposed expansion of the Sigiriya airport and to provide a report on decisions taken by the Government in this regard by 15 September 2001, the Centre was informed on 20 September 2001 by the Director-General of Archaeology that the final decision was pending, in light of the recent bombing of the Colombo International Airport and national security concerns.
Further information is expected before the twenty-fifth extraordinary session of the Bureau.
The Bureau may wish to examine information that will be provided at the time of its session
View inscribed site documents, nomination file, reports, decisions, ...
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).