The National Shipwreck Database of Sri Lanka contains information and details on shipwrecks recorded mainly by the Maritime Archaeology Unit of the Central Cultural Fund. These wreck sites expanse from the 2nd century BCE to modern times. This aims to raise awareness among the relevant institutes as well as the diving community to protect our valuable underwater cultural heritage for the future..
The summary of the National Shipwreck Database of Sri Lanka
The Oldest Shipwreck
Follow key features listed below to get maximum out of this database.
Locate a shipwreck using the interactive map. This map provides filtering options to you to find in-depth details of each shipwreck site.Go to Interactive Map
This interactive timeline will tell the story of Maritime Archaeology in Sri Lanka, how it began and developed with the time.Just step in…
Discovery of the oldest shipwreck site in the Asia-Pacific Region. Find out when & where the wreck lays. The excavations and the artifacts found.Dive with us to a 2,000 year old shipwreck
Dashboard and a searchable list of shipwrecks around the country. It also contains interactive charts to learn more about the wrecks.Go to Dashboard
The publications done by the Maritime Archaeology Unit, includes research reports, Newsletters, book chapters, research papers, etc.Go to Publications
Are you a researcher who wants more information about these shipwrecks? We will provide access to the restricted area of NSDSL on written request.Send your request