The history of the Geology Division goes as far as the commencement of the Colombo National Museum in 1877. The Division maintains a collection of significant Geological and Prehistoric specimen.
Mineral and Rocks:
The collection represents almost every mineral and rock type found in Sri Lanka.
The collection of fossils comprises both local and foreign fossils. The collection of local fossils represents almost each and every
fossil found so far in Sri Lanka, which belongs to the Pleistocene, Jurassic and Miocene periods.
The collection comprises both local and foreign prehistoric specimen. The local prehistoric collection armed with human skeletal
Services rendered by Geology Division
* Provide scientific data and information for local and foreign researches, students and for general public related
* Promote awareness among the people via permanent and mobile exhibitions related to the Geological and
* Provide opportunities to conduct research on the Geological and Prehistoric specimen under the following conditions.
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