Local News Update: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said during his term he was committed to uplifting the local art industry and artists ‘ welfare. Moreover, President Rajapaksa said that the government would act in accordance with a policy to preserve our own identity and culture.
The President made these remarks during a discussion held with artistes at the President’s House, recently (23). The event was organized to felicitate artistes who worked for the victory of the President at the Presidential Election.
President Rajapaksa said that he hopes to provide several facilities to artistes in the future.
Ranminithenna Tele Cinema Village, which was built for the benefit of the industry had been abandoned without proper use during the past. The President requested the artistes to utilize this wonderful creation for the progress of the local art and cinema industry.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, several ministers, MPs and prominent artists participated at this event.