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(Posted on 2022.07.05)

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State Drama Festival - 2021

The State Drama Festival organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs and the State Advisory Board for Drama of Arts Council of Sri Lanka on the instructions of the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, will be held from 17th February to 06th March 2022 at Elphinstone Theatre, Maradana.

12 length dramas and 20 short dramas were selected for the final round of the Festival. Length dramas are to be staged at 6.30 pm onwards while short dramas are to be staged at 5.30 pm as follows.

Application are called now for State Awards Ceremony of Television Art - 2022

(Posted on 2022.02.19)

Categories to be considered include , Single Episode Tele Drama, Docu- Drama, Tele Drama (Children), Tele Film, Documentary Programme ,Magazine Programme, Musical Programme, Television Songs Visualizing , Children’s Programme., Sports Programme, Dubbing or Sub Titled Production, Animation Production, Multi Camera Production, Talk Show, Educational Programme, Investigative News Reporting, Television Filler, Television Trailer , Television Advertisement, Television Presenter, Television News Reader ,Various Video Programmes that were not telecast, Academic Publications published  on television media.

The details and the application could be obtained by sending a self – addressed stamped envelop to “ Director , Department of Cultural Affairs, 8th Floor, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla.” Or though website www.culturaldept.gov.lk . Creations should produced only on DVD S. DVD S will not be returned after the evaluation process. Closing date will be 31th March 2022. the Telecreation s which have been completed telecasting for the first time in the Sri Lankan  television channels will be considered for awards. Awards will be presented separately for Sinhala, tamil and English mediums. More details..

State Children’s Art Festival – 2022

(Posted on 2022.02.12)

Applications are invited annually for the State Children’s Art Festival, the most elegant festival of the little artists of Sri Lanka, representing all the provinces including North and the East.

Drawings for the “State Children’s Art Festival – 2022” are accepted from 14th February to 29th April 2022 at the National Art Gallery, Colombo 07. This festival is organized by the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the State Advisory Board of Visual Arts of Arts Council of Sri Lanka.

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All Island Patriotic Lyrics Competition - 2022.01.12 Mawbima News Paper

(Posted on 2022.01.20)

Discussion with Ven. Prof. Pathegama Gnanissara Thero, Vice President of the Arts Council of Sri Lanka on the All Island Patriotic Lyrics Competition organized by the Arts Council of Sri Lanka. - 2022.01.12 Mawbima newspaper.

State Radio Awards Ceremony - 2022

(Posted on 2022.01.16)

Closing Date Extended till 20th January 2022.

 

The Closing Date of receiving entries for the “State Radio Awards Ceremony -2020” has been extended up to 20th January 2022.

The radio broadcasting in Sri Lanka has a history of more than nine decades. It has been decided to hold the State Radio Awards Ceremony in the year 2022 concurrently with the World Radio Day to accolade the radio artistes. The ceremony is organized by the Ministry of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the State Advisory Council of Radio of the Arts Council of Sri Lanka.

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Providing financial sponsorship

(Posted on 2022.01.09)

Tilakaratne Akurugoda, a traditional low country pacifist who has been suffering from various ailments for many years now, has received financial support from the Arts Council and will be a force to be reckoned with for his future artistic endeavors.

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State Dance Festival 2022 – Application Call

(Posted on 2022.01.08)

State Dance Festival 2022 – Call for applications has been extended to 14th January 2022.

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State Children’s Drama Festival 2021

(Posted on 2022.01.08)

State Children’s Drama Festival – Acceptance of works for 2021 will be extended till 15th February 2022.

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Drama Performance - Matara

(Posted on 2021.12.18)

Drama performance in Matara, organized by the Cultural Centre of University of Ruhuna.

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“Preksha” - Drama Festival 2021 - Shanida Ayubowan - 2021.12.11 Program.

(Posted on 2021.12.11)

Live program with Mrs. Nishanthi Jayasinghe Secretary of the State Ministry of National Heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Arts Promotion and Mr. Sriyantha Mendis Executive Committee Member of Arts Council of Sri Lanka talking about “Preksha Drama Festival - 2021” on Rupavahini Shanida Ayubowan Program.

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“Preksha” - Drama Festival 2021 From 11th to 21st December at Elphinstone and Tower Hall theaters

(Posted on 2021.12.11)

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Silumina - Rasanduna Article 2021/12/12

(Posted on 2021.12.11)

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Providing financial sponsorship

(Posted on 2021.10.16)

Labuna Danny is a 100 year old artist who worked to uplift the low country tradition. Senior Professor Jayasena Kottagoda, Chairman of the Arts Council of Sri Lanka, provided financial support for his work in the arts and his future work.

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"Liviseri Premaya" Charana TV Program - 2021.11.22

(Posted on 2021.12.12)

Live program of "Liviseri Premaya" with Senior Professor Jayasena Kottagoda, Chairman of the Arts Council of Sri Lanka and Lecturer Susantha Vidhanagamage on “Gammadu Sahithya” - Charana TV Program 2021.11.16

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Ada Derana - Talking Books (EP 1350)

(Posted on 2021.10.15)

Live program of Ada Derana Talking Books (EP 1350) with Senior Professor Jayasena Kottagoda, Chairman of the Arts Council of Sri Lanka, on “Ape Urumaya” 17 Books writing on Intangible Heritage, Art Magazine and Buddha Statue Creation published by the Arts Council of Sri Lanka.

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“Ape Urumaya” 17 books writing on intangible heritage published by the Arts Council of Sri Lanka.

(Posted on 2021.08.03)

The ceremony of launching “Ape Urumaya” 17 Books writing on Intangible Heritage, Art Magazine and Buddha Statue Creation published by the Arts Council of Sri Lanka, was held on 2021.08.03 at the auditorium of the State Ministry of National Heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Arts Promotion at Sethsiripaya Stage II. Hon.  Vidura Vickramanayake, State Minister of National Heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Arts Promotion, Secretary of the said state ministry, Chairman of the Arts Council of Sri Lanka, Executive Committee of the Arts Council of Sri Lanka and the respective authors of the books were present at this occasion.

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