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Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 13:14
Entry of heavy vehicles to Galle Fort prohibited
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The vehicles higher than 3 meters and weighing in at more than 5 tonnes will be barred from entering the Galle Fort with effect from 1st of October.

The famous Dutch Fort in Galle has been recognized as a world heritage site,

A Gazette notification was issued banning entry of heavy vehicles to Galle Fort in 2009. But it was not implemented properly. 

The Historical Arch at the main entrance of the Galle Fort was damaged when a lorry crashed into the structure last February.

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