State of Conservation (SOC)
Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (2005)
Other Threats: Lack of maintenance of historic buildings and lack of control on building activities within the World Heritage historic centre
Document Source: WHC-05/29.COM/7B.Rev
Threats*: Tsunami/tidal wave
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”).