Decision : CONF 204 IV.B.80
Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (Sri Lanka)

ICOMOS experts reported on the need for a clear demarcation of the World Heritage site and its buffer zone, and strongly recommended that the core zone should include the ancient harbour of Galle.

Eleven recommendations were made by the ICOMOS experts which address (a) the need to increase the standards of conservation of the monuments and historic buildings within the site; (b) the need to carry out scientific research of urban development of the historic town and the architectural details and; (c) the need to prepare and implement, with adequate technical staff, an overall Development Plan, for guiding development within the living historic town as well as for proper conservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings, following international conservation norms. 

Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Sri Lanka
Year: 1999
Decision Code: CONF 204 IV.B.80