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Ranmihitenna Tele Village to be renovated, reopened

State Minister Vidura Wickremanayake and Ravindra Randeniya at the Ranmihitenna Village.
State Minister Vidura Wickremanayake and Ravindra Randeniya at the Ranmihitenna Village.

The Ranmihitenna Tele-Cinema Village to be renovated and reopened. Hambantota District Coordinating Committee Chairman Dr.Upul Galappaththi said that steps will be taken to promote the local cinema and to open the Ranmihitenna Tele-Cinema Village to the international film industry after rennovations.

The Ranmihitenna Tele-Cinema Village, built on the initiative of then President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the local film industry, had been chosen as the prime location for a number of local and a few foreign films.However, Dr. Galappaththi said that the village was neglected and left to ruin by the former government which led to the dilapidated state that it is in today.

He said that in the future, steps will be taken to revitalise the Ranmihitenna Tele-Cinema Village and to provide facilities to local and international filmmakers while addressing the existing shortcomings.

State Minister Vidura Wickremanayake and Ranmihitenna Tele-Cinema Village Chairman, Ravindra Randeniya also visited the Ranmihitenna Tele-Cinema Village recently to inquire into the current situation. Photography Theatrical settings at the Ranmihitenna Telecinema Village have collapsed.