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Decision 23 BUR 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. 

Decision Code
23 BUR IV.B.80
Themes
Conservation
States Parties 1
Year
1999
State of conservation reports
1999 Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
Documents
Context of Decision
WHC-99/CONF.204/15