- Published on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 13:13
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Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre for performing Arts, a gift from the Government of China will be declared open on Thursday the 15th December in Colombo. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched the website for the Lotus Pond (Nelum Pokuna) Mahinda Rajapaksa Performance Arts Theatre.
The 'Lotus Pond Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre' built on a model similar to the Lotus Pond (Nelum Pokuna) of Polonnaruwa, was constructed with the expertise from China at a cost of Rs. 3.08 billion.
The road from the Horton Place Junction to the Public Library will be named as the Lotus Pond Mahinda Rajapaksa Mawatha and the performance theatre area will be named as the Lotus Pond Mahinda Rajapaksa Square.
The local and foreign artistes can obtain information about the arts theatre through the website of the theater at www.lotuspond.lk .
Speaking at the function after the launch of Web Site on Monday, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga said Sri Lanka had a dream of getting an international arts theatre and the President has been able to make this dream a reality
He said that this theatre will help the present as well as the future artistes to improve their performance talents.
Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development, Dullas Alahapperuma and Secretary to the Ministry of Media and Information, W. B. Ganegala were present on the occasion.