Sri Lanka to receive colonial-era artefacts from Netherlands by December - Minister,
29 August 2023, Sri Lanka

A visiting cultural delegation of the Netherlands, led by State Secretary for Culture and Media in the Netherlands Gunay Uslu, signed two legal documents related to transferring the ownership of the artefacts that will be returned to Sri Lanka later this year, at the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs yesterday (28).
Accordingly, the ‘Transference of Acknowledgement’ and the ‘Loan Agreement’ related to the purpose have been signed by Dutch State Secretary Gunay Uslu and Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs Vidura Wickramanayaka and the Director General of the Department of National Museums on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka.