Arts Council of Sri Lanka
State 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

Dr. Tudor Weerasinghe
Chairman
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Tudor Weerasinghe has been appointed as the Chairman of State Advisory Board of Television Arts of Arts Council of Sri Lanka.


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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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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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Jayanath Gunawardena
Member

Mr. Jayanath Gunawardena has been appointed as a member of State Advisory Board of Television Arts.


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Chandana Samarasekara
Member

Mr. Chandana Samarasekara has been appointed as a member of State Advisory Board of Television Arts.


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Newton Vidanapathirana
Member

Mr. Newton Vidanapathirana 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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Prof. Vinod Tharanga
Member
Performing Artist/Director

Prof. K.L.P. Vinod Tharanga has been appointed as a member of State Advisory Board of Television Arts in Arts Council of Sri Lanka.


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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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Sumithhtha Kuruppu
Member

Mr. Sumiththa Kuruppu has been appointed as a member of State Advisory Board of Television Arts.


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Mohanji Ranganath
Member

Mr. Mohanji Ranganath has been appointed as a Se member of State Advisory Board of Television Arts.


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A.M.A. Bandara
Secretary
Cultural Development Assistant

Mr. A.M.A. Bandara has been appointed as a Secretary of State Advisory Board of Television Arts.


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Anuradha Premathilaka
Assistant Secretary
Development Officer

Mrs. Anuradha Premathilaka has been appointed as a Assistant Secretary of State Advisory Board of Television Arts


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