A proposal which includes recommendations for drafting a new National Policy on art and culture presented to President Maithripala Sirisena today (18).
The proposal has been drafted by a committee comprised of eminent personalities of art and culture.
Here, the necessary steps that should be taken for the advancement of art and culture detailed under nine major-themes.
“A great responsibility lies in the fields of art and culture in the task of building and developing the spiritual and cultural values of the people, to achieve success in our aim of new political trend being built under the new Government,” the President said.
Resources allocated for the benefit of arts were distributed among limited persons as a result of the division between the artists on race, language, culture or any other reason during the past era, he further said.
The President instructed the Secretary of the Cultural Affairs to take necessary steps to formulate this White Paper immediately and take follow up action for speedy implementation.