State of Conservation (SOC)

Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
  Sri Lanka
Date of Inscription: 1988
Nomination records (Year): 1986
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iv)
Threats*
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Tsunami/tidal wave
  • Other Threats:

    Lack of maintenance of historic buildings and lack of control on building activities within the World Heritage historic centre



* : 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”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.