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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2676

Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Colombo, 20 September, (Asiantribune.com):

The first copy of a Crafts Map Of Sri Lanka was presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by Mr. Buddhi Keerthisena, Chairman of the National Crafts Council of Sri Lanka in the presence of Hon’ble Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development of Sri Lanka, and Mr. Y.K. Sinha, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, at a ceremony organized at Temple Trees on September 18, 2014.

The National Crafts Council published the Crafts Map of Sri Lanka with the assistance of the India Sri Lanka Foundation, and under the guidance of Dastkari Haat Samithi, New Delhi.

The Map highlights unique Sri Lankan handicrafts, which use age old tools and techniques, and indigenous raw materials. The handicrafts are produced mainly in the homes of crafts persons or in the crafts centers in rural areas of Sri Lanka. The Map is expected to promote the unique crafts of Sri Lanka by identifying them and giving them visibility. The Government of India is also funding the building of a Handicrafts village at Hambantota and one in Jaffna.

The India - Sri Lanka Foundation, which supported the publication of the Crafts Map of Sri Lanka, was established by a Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of India and Sri Lanka in 1998 in order to foster India - Sri Lanka relations through the enhancement of economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation and to promote greater understanding between the people of the two countries. Mr. Y.K. Sinha, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, and Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India, are Co Chairpersons of the Foundation.

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Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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