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Construction of John de Silva Memorial Hall

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Steps have been taken by the  State Ministry of Cultural Affairs and the Department of Cultural Affairs to renovate the John de Silva Memorial hall to suit the requirements of the artistes in terms of the decision made at the budget of 2012 . The General Treasury has provided required funds.

The stage of the John de Silva hall was in dilapidated condition and the stage  lighting, sound system and seats of the audience were also in same worn-out condition. As the hall was not air-conditioned, the audience has felt uneasy during rainy days and during hot weather conditions .

With due consideration to the above , the Department of  Cultural Affairs will take immediate steps to renovate the John de Silva Theater Hall to cater the needs of the dramatists and drama lovers, with state of the art technology  and then to provide the hall to the dramatists for a very reasonable price.

The renovation work of the 4 storied  building has commenced  on 10th November 2014 and it is to be renovated with modern devices, new office complex, new canteen and a new car park.

The newly built hall will comprise 800 seats. Furthermore, it includes black box theater with 200 seats , 2 lecture rooms in an extent of 6500 square feet, training hall of 2800 square feet, two dressing rooms,  2 changing rooms , a rest room  for artistes,  modern canteen complex, office facilities , modern lighting and sound systems .

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 July 2015 08:48 )