World Dance Day Commemoration Ceremony – 2013 on 29th April April 29th has been declared as World Dance Day by UNESCO in the year 1982 .World Dance Day has been observed in a grand scale the world over on 29th April every year. The commemoration of World Dance Day 2013 will be held at the Auditorium of the North Western Provincial Council, Kurunagala, on 29th April 2013 at 9.30 a.m. under the auspices of Hon.T.B. Ekanayaka, Minister of Culture and the Arts.
The dance maestros such as Ahugoda Kira, Wellawa Kavisena and Mrs. Vaijayanthimala Selvaratna...24-04-2013Read more
Telecreations are accepted now for Rupavahini State Awards – 2013 Telecreations are now being called for Rupavahini State Awards Festival 2013 organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs on the instructions of Ministry of Culture and the Arts, with the objective of developing the quality of telecreations and to evaluate the producers.
Only the telecreations which have been telecast by 31st December 2013 on television channels will be considered for awards and awards will be presented in Sinhal, Tamil and English separately.
The categories such as teledra...23-04-2013Read more
NEW YEAR CUSTOMARY PRACTICES - 2013 A.D. SIGHTING THE NEW MOON
It is advisable that the new moon should be sighted on Sunday 14th April 2013 for the new lunar year and solar year.
BATHING FOR THE OLD YEAR
It is advisable to bath on Saturday 13th April using concoction mixture with the juice of Nuga leaves and spend the time commemorating the Gods of Destiny.
DAWNING OF THE NEW YEAR
The New Year will be dawn on Sunday 14th April at 01.29 a.m.
THE NON –AUSPICIOUS PERIOD
The non – auspicious period will be from 07.05 p.m. on Sa...05-04-2013Read more
Applications are received for Kalabushana Awards Application are invited from eligible artistes in their eventide of life aged over 60 years, to be presented Kalabushana awards in appreciation of the excellent service rendered by them towards the development of the arts of Sri Lanka. This was organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs on the direction of the Ministry of Culture and the Arts annually.
The artistes are to be selected at Divisional Secretarial level representing almost all the fields of arts such as writers, artistes of tra...01-04-2013Read more