The Antiquities Act No. 09 of 1940, the Antiquities Amendment Act No. 24 of 1998, the Penalty Amendment Act No. 12 of 2005, and the Recovery of Possession Act No. 07 of 1979, and all Acts, Lands and all other in Sri Lanka by Acts Necessary protection has been provided to protect the historical heritage. It is the responsibility and duty of the Director General of Archeology to implement the provisions of these Acts.
The history of a country, nation or community is the knowledge and study of the past of those heirs. So who are we, where did we come from, where are we going? Go and where are we going? Can be revealed. Every subject and field has a history, such as medicine, music, art, and law. The study of history allows the present to observe and understand how people and societies behaved, and by looking back at the war that took place when a nation was at peace, for example, the devastation of war can be assessed. Provides data used to legislate through history or theories about various aspects of society.
Moreover, history can give man a sense of otherness. It is for this reason that history is taught in all countries around the world. Others are built on how nations, families and groups came into being, how they evolved and developed over time, and through history they can build their own country, family or group by correcting mistakes.
However, in Sri Lanka, the scattered archeological sites show the past strengths of the Sri Lankans, but no proper arrangements are in place to protect them. The work of the Department of Archeology also seems to be progressing very slowly. It is a great tragedy that the Archaeological Department did not take a look at the many places we see.