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Experts’ Report on identifying national heritages handed over to PM

Methodology to be published on February 8:

The Interim Report prepared by an expert committee on a methodology for the specific determination and identification of the national heritages of Sri Lanka was handed over to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at his official residence on Wednesday afternoon.

It was handed over by the members of the committee, the Prime Minister’s media division said.

According to the interim report, the proposed methodology will be published in newspapers on February 8 seeking public views.

At the request of National Heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Art Promotion State Minister Vidura Wickramanayake, the Prime Minister as Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs the Minister obtained Cabinet approval to present a suitable methodology for the specific determination and identification of the National Heritages of Sri Lanka.

Accordingly, an expert committee consisting of 16 experts was appointed to formulate a suitable methodology for the specific determination and identification of national heritages. The Committee included the Ven. Prof.Induragare Dhammaratana Thera, Prof.Malani Edagama, Prof. Rohana P. Mahaliyanarachchi,

Senior Professor Raj Somadeva, Prof.Yasanjali Jayathilake, Prof.Mudiyanse Dissanayake, Dr.Mangala Katugampola, Dr.Janaki Jayawardena, Dr. T.Sanathanan, Senior Lecturer M.A.M. Yasir, Folklore critic Mahinda Kumara Dalupotha, the Secretary to the Ministry of National Heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Art Promotion, the Director General’s of the Departments of Archeology, National Archives, Museums and the Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

National Heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Artist Promotion State Minister Vidura Wickramanayake and members of the Committee and Secretary to the Prime Minister Gamini Senarath were present at the handing over of the interim report.