The National Trust has undertaken several projects focused on preserving and cataloguing aspects of Sri Lanka’s heritage that are in danger of being lost to coming generations. These projects are run under the supervision of a Trustee, who is an expert in the area, and are operated by volunteer members of the Trust.

If you are a member who would like to volunteer your time to any of these, please complete and submit this form.

The following projects have been completed.

The Conservation of photographs of national heritage sites taken by Joseph Lawton between 1867 and 1875

The photographs are of sites in Anuradhapura, Mihintale, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya and are contained in four volumes kept at the Department of Archaeology.

Preparation of an index of artifacts

The work on the first volume of 500 pages, completed by Mr. S. Lakdusinghe, former Director General of the Colombo National Museum, convering the artifacts in several temples in the Gampaha district is now ready for publication.

From Metre to Melody: A Musical Heritage Explored, DVD

Based on the lecture on the same topic, delivered by the late Dr. Tissa Abeysekera at the invitation of the National Trust, this DVD production traces the various strands which combined to create popular Sinhala music as it is known today. The production combines live performances by renowned artistes, along with the original voice recording of Dr. Abeysekera’s lecture.

Conservation of Colonial Period fort in Malwana

Conservation work has been done on the Portuguese fort in Malwana. This project was funded by the Prince Klaus Foundation of the Netherlands.