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Pandit Amaradeva Music Centre

Construction to finish by August

President Maithripala Sirisena  is shown a model of the Pandit Amaradeva Music Centre, when he visited the construction site recently. Picture courtesy President's Media Division
President Maithripala Sirisena is shown a model of the Pandit Amaradeva Music Centre, when he visited the construction site recently. Picture courtesy President's Media Division

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed officials to complete construction of the Pandit Amaradeva Music Centre by August 31 and vest it with the public.

The President made these instructions during a recent inspection of the construction site.

The construction of the centre began on August 28, 2017, following an appeal made at Pandit Amaradeva's funeral and a promise made by President Sirisena.

This music centre is being built at a cost of Rs. 200 million on land, 120 perches in extent, belonging to the National Housing Development Authority. It is situated near Ape Gama in Battaramulla. The centre will consist of a library, documentation room, conference hall, auditorium and an open air theatre.

“Late Pandit Amaradeva was renowned as the greatest musician of the nation, earning the respect and love of the people of the country. This centre will be built as a memorial to his contribution to the Sri Lankan music industry and to conserve his musical works and his traditions of music for future generations,” the President’s Media Division said in a press release.

Professor Sunil Ariyaratne, Mass Media Ministry Secretary Sunil Samaraweera, Pandit Amaradeva’s wife Wimala and his son Ranjana were also present.


 

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