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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 6.10 GMT

Fund for Media personnel, Artistes and Writers


Cabinet approval was granted yesterday (May 29) for creating a fund for media personnel, artistes and writers. The cabinet Proposal for this was submitted by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The main intend to establish this fund was to give assistance to media personnel, artistes and writers who have given their lifetime contribution and currently retired.

Initially 5million rupees were allocated from the Department of Budget as the opening capital. Additionally to continue with the fund, 10% of the income from BMICH and Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaka Theater will be allocated.

Legal Draftsman has been instructed to compile the legal document to establish this fund



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