|Location||Morakatiyahena, Nawimana, Matara|
|The total estimated cost||
Rs.1583mn. (Local Funds)
|Beneficiaries||SAARC Member countries|
|Implementation Agency||Ministry OF Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs|
|Objective||Promote and preserve the cultural heritage of the region and support the traditions and rich cultural diversity through connection of a cultural center. This center will function as a major meeting point for the artistic communities in the region and to initiate programme aimed at encouraging and assisting traditional artistries from the region|
|Introduction||In order to promote the distinguished Art of South Asia, it has been decided at the 10th SAARC Summit held in Comobo to establish a South Asia Cultural Center in Sri Lanka. This was a decision taken in recognition of the need to share, preserve and promote the rich and diverse intangible and oral cultural heritage of South Asia which has its roots spanning over thousands years.|
|The Centre is intended to function as a major meeting point for the artistic communities of the member states. It will provide the necessary facilities and conditions for individuals and groups in diverse fields of culture to meet and interact in a conductive environment. Activities at the center are expected to encompass all forms of art, Dance, Music, Vocal Drama, Puppetry, Painting, Sculpture, Cinemas, Photography, Literature and Archaeology.|
|The proposed centre will function both as Performing Art Center and a repository for traditional knowledge related to the rituals of Sri Lanka. The main building and the special auditorium has been designed as a ritual theatre to encourage the learning and teaching to take place in an arena that is comfortable to the ritual on arrival at the site roof of the ritual theatre to the only element that stands out.|
|Proposed activities of the Centre
භෞතික ප්රගතිය - (2016 අප්රේල් 25 වන දිනට)
මුල්ය ප්රගතිය - (2016 අප්රේල් 25 වන දිනට)
ප්රධාන ගොඩනැගිල්ලෙහි 60% ක පමණ වැඩ අවසන් කර ඇත.
පුහුණු මධ්යස්ථානයෙහි ව්යුහාත්මක ඉදිකිරීම් නිමකර ඇති අතර සමස්ථ ගොඩනැගිල්ලෙහි 60% ක වැඩ අවසන් කර ඇත.
තෙවන අදියරට අදාල ගොඩනැගිලිවල ව්යුහාත්මක ඉදිකිරීම් හා (Main Car Park) Entry Coat ඉදිකිරීම් ආරම්භ කොට ඇත.
2016 ප්රතිපාදන රු.මි. 500.00
2016.01.01 - 2016.04.25 දක්වා වියදමරු.මි. 29.39
2016.04.25 ට සමුච්චිත වියදමරු.මි. 827.97
|Construction of this Cultural Centre and Tsunami Research Centre were initiated in August 2011 with the prime objective of establishing a point that caters to the needs of tourists who frequently roam around Hikkaduwa area such as documentary films on cultural heritage of Sri Lanka, videos on domestic culture and art, library with books written in different languages, new technological services such as internet.|
|Total estimated cost||Rs.353mn (local funds)|
The need of a National Training Centre was emerged to train the artistes who involve in the programs launched by the Ministry of Culture and the Arts with objective of creating a righteous and virtuous society. As a result of fulfilling this necessity, the National Training Centre was built in Veyangoda and opened on 26 December 2008. Now, this premise is used to train the staff and resource persons of the cultural centres that have been Setup Island wide, staff of the ministry and students of cultural centres who take part in foreign tours.
Progress - 2015
The activities of constructing of the boundary wall (400f)of the hostel building, setting up of flag poles, establishment of guard room and repairing of gate have been completed.
Financial progress - 2015
Provisionin 2015 - Rs. 2.0mn. Expenditure as at 31 December 2015 - Rs.1.88 mn. Expen. - 94 %
The Project for the construction of ‘Shilpa Kala Gammanaya’ in Mahawa in the district of Kurunegala, North Western Province was launched in 2014.
Objective – The prime objective of this project is conservation and promotion of martial arts such as Angam fighting style which is disappearing rapidly and other arts and crafts along with the traditional knowledge associated with them. It is also expected to use these arts and crafts to expedite present development initiatives.
Total estimated cost - Rs. 57.12 million
Physical progress - 2015
Provision has been released to Wayamba Engineering Office in order to carry out the project under their supervision.
Financial progress – 2015
Provisionin 2015 - Rs. 30.0mn. Expenditure as at 31 December 2015 - Rs. 30.0mn. Expen. - 100 %
The prime objective of this project is to conserve the cultural features such as life style inextricably woven with the nature, ancient wisdom on medication and nursing, customs, rites and rituals, folk songs, language and literature, artistic skills which are dwindling rapidly.
Archaeological study on cultural requirement, visual culture and behavioral expressions of Vedda community.
Socio –anthological research on Vedda community.
Study and promotion of traditional treatments and traditional food consumption style.
Construction of houses for indigenous people
Establishment of New Folk Heritage centres
Vakarai & Hennanigala
Activities of the project which were completed
Vedda – Literature Survey of Vedda Research and Bibliography
(Premakumara De Silva, Chinthaka Ranasingha)
Traditional heritage of indigenous people in Sri Lanka
(Ministry of Indigenous Medicine, Ministry of Culture and the Arts and Ayurveda Department
Rock Paintings and Engraving Sites in Sri Lanka
Progress - 2015 setting up of Folk Heritage Centres
|Province||District||Folk Heritage Centre||Estimated cost Rs.mn.||Physical progress as at 31.12.2015||
Provided allocation in 2015
|Total provision Rs.mn.|
|Eastern||Batticaloa||Vakarai||2.00||40% of constructions have been completed||0.80||1.20|
|Ampara||Henanigala||9.86||20% of constructions have been completed||1.95||1.95|
Overall Financial Progress of the Project
Provisionin 2015 - Rs. 7.5mn.
Expenditure as at 31 December 2015 - Rs. 5.16mn.
Expenditure percentage - 69 %
Accumulated expenditure as at 31 Dec 2015 -Rs. 24.16mn.
* In addition to this project, Ministry annually allocated funds for maintenance of Folk Heritage Centre at Dambana and in 2015 a sum of Rs.1.97mn. has been granted.