Artillery cannon found in Sri Lanka

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Artillery gun found in Galle. Source: Daily News Sri Lanka 20150928

Parts of an artillery cannon were found during construction in Sri Lanka.

Artillery gun found in Galle. Source: Daily News Sri Lanka 20150928

Artillery gun found in Galle. Source: Daily News Sri Lanka 20150928

Parts of artillery gun found near Galle Face
Daily News Sri Lanka, 2015092

Parts of an artillery gun with historical value was found in the Galle Face area yesterday.

Parts of the gun were detected by workers at a private construction site when they were excavating an area for construction, Military Spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera told the Daily News. He said the main part of the gun is 26 feet in length.

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China offers to help Sri Lanka in shipwreck search

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In what is seen as an attempt to extend the country’s reach, China has offered help with detecting shipwrecks along Sri Lanka’s coastline. Sri Lanka would have been an important stop along the maritime silk route in ancient times.

China offers S.Lanka help to find Silk Route wrecks
AFP, via MSN News, 18 January 2012
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