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Aiding in the preservation of Tamil Heritage

 

Three decades of civil war and negligence have destroyed several heritage sites with significant cultural values for the Tamil people. Restoring and preserving these sites helps continue our story and make sure that our rich history is never forgotten. The Palmyrah Initiative supports various projects to restore historical sites, recover artifacts, and more. By maintaining these cultural sites, we are reminded of who we are. The initiative to aid in the preservation of the historical sites was Inspired by the founders’ research project for their eastern classical dance graduation

Project - Timeless Tamil Heritage

Opening of the grand arch (also known as ‘Chankilian Thoppu’) and the pathway to the ministerial palace of the last known Tamil Kingdom in Northern Sri Lanka.

Project - Timeless Tamil Heritage

Special guests opening the renovated grand arch entrance to the ministerial palace. Palmyrah Initiative’ is a partner in this larger initiative to renovate this historical site.

Project - Timeless Tamil Heritage

Special guests arriving at the event hosted to open the renovated grand arch and pathway to the ministerial palace.

Project - Timeless Tamil Heritage

News release of the event hosted to open the renovated grand arch and the pathway to the ministerial palace.
 

Project - Timeless Tamil Heritage

General public gathering at the newly renovated grand arch (also known as ‘Chankilian Thoppu’) of the last known Tamil Kingdom in Northern Sri Lanka.

Project - Timeless Tamil Heritage

Traditional eastern classical dance performance at the event hosted to open the renovated grand arch and the pathway to the ministerial palace.

OUR PROJECTS

The Palmyrah Initiative is part of a larger initiative to restore the Ministerial Palace of the Jaffna Kingdom, the last known Tamil kingdom in Sri Lanka. Historical evidence shows that the Kingdom ruled Northern Sri Lanka and other parts of the country for over 350 years till 1650.
The palace and grand arch (also known as ‘Chankilian Thoppu’) are symbols of rich Tamil history but destroyed long ago. In 2007 the site was recognized as a heritage site by the Archeological department of Sri Lanka.

Palmyrah Initiative partnered with the ‘Jaffna Heritage Center’ in Northern Sri Lanka, and helped organize the reconstruction efforts. Our donations were used in this project to construct a wall and a pathway from the arch to the Ministerial Palace so that the visitors could travel between these landmarks

Read more: https://tamilwin.com/article/inauguration-ceremony-sangiyan-thorana-gate-jaffna-1689532174

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Timeless Tamil Heritage

More details will be added as we step into Phase II of this project