Arts Council of Sri Lanka
Advisory Board of Television Arts

Vision

Guide and motivate the medium of television in a correct, balanced and creative way to usher in a better society ensuring the cultural identity of the nation.

Mission

Enhance and encourage for the advancement in the quality of the programmes, news and advertisements of all genres to bring them to higher caliber of standards recognized globally while accepting the multidisciplinary features of the society of Sri Lanka.

Objectives

  • Planning and implementation of proposals for the better usage of media in future, reviewing the existing genres and their characteristics of the television media of Sri Lanka.
  • Take steps for preservation of unique local tele creations and consequential components of which they were based on.
  • Research on the fields relevant to television such as creative, technical and management. Publish analytical and descriptive documents and enhance such activities.
  • Conduct competitions, educational programmes, discussions, award presentations and other programmes to encourage all the parties concerned.

Values

  • Accept the medium of television as a source of culture.
  • Accept the local identity and its multiplicity
  • Direct towards common objectives through mutual understanding among all the parties relevant to the medium.
  • Direct towards usage of media for information, entertainment, education and information.

Target

Empower all parties concerned to achieve national objectives including national integrity through creative productions ensuring the diversity of the local art of television and the industry, thereby provide the background to usher in sustainable media culture.

Programme

Short term and long term programmes are implemented in comply with the monthly decisions taken by the Advisory Board. It is envisaged to conduct a series of seminar throughout the island targeting various parties relevant to the medium. In addition it is expected to hold a series of discussion with small groups and to hold an awards ceremony to encourage producers. Also it is envisaged to introduce a code of ethics to telecast creations on higher standards. Revisions to the Public Performance Act will also be made.

Panel Profile

Professor Tudor Weerasinghe
Vice Chairman of Arts Council
Chairman of Television Advisory Board

Professor Tudor Weerasinghe has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of Arts Council of Sri Lanka by Mr. Vidura Wickramanayake Hon. Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs.


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Sugath Watagedara
Vice Chairman

Mr. Sugath Watagedara has been appointed as a member of State Advisory Board of Television Arts.


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Bertram Nihal
Member
Media Artist

Bertram Nihal is a communicator, visualizer and pioneer media artist in Sri Lanka. His professional work in the audio-visual media spans over 30 years. He have produced over one thousand television programmes on a vast variety of subject-areas, among which are Tele dramas, Documentaries, Commercials, and Magazine Programmes etc. Bertram Nihal is a screenwriter, director and producer and over and above that, an Author of a series of books on audio-visual art forms, covering the subjects of Video & Film Production, Direction, Cinematography/Videography, Editing, Acting and Screenwriting.


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Sithumini Rathnamalala
Member
Architecture

Mr. Archt. Sithumini Rathnamalala has been appointed as a member of State Advisory Board of Television Arts.


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M.D. Mahindapala
Member
Cinematographer

M.D. Mahndapala is one of the leading modern cinematographer in Sri Lanka.


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Athula Samarakoon
Member
Senior Lecturer

Born and brought up in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka, completed primary/secondary education in Kurunegala , worked in National Television of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation from 1993 to 2001.


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Dr. Uditha Gayashan Gunasekara
Member
Dr.

Dr. Uditha Gayashan Gunasekara has been appointed as a member of State Advisory Board of Television Arts.


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Dr. Jayantha Waththevidana
Member
Dr.

Dr. Jayantha Waththevidana has been appointed as a member of State Advisory Board of Television Arts.


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Chandima Nishshanka
Member

Ms. Chandima Nishshanka a has been appointed as a member of State Advisory Board of Television Arts.


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Dharmasena Hemapala
Member

Mr. Dharmasena Hemapala has been appointed as a member of State Advisory Board of Television Arts.


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M.N. Raja
Member

Mr. M.N. Raja has been appointed as a member of State Advisory Board of Television Arts.


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Suranjith Rathnayake
Secretary
Cultural Development Assistant

Mr. Suranjith Rathnayake has been appointed as the Secretary of Advisory Board of Television Arts.


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Hasendra Ranavijaya
Assistant Secretary

Hasendra Ranavijaya has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary of Advisory Board of Television Arts.


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