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WhatsApp Image 2020 11 01 at 091943

The 212th session of the Board of Governors of the Central Cultural Fund was held on the 29th at Temple Trees under the patronage of the Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

It was instructed to outsource the construction of institutions under the Central Cultural Fund to government construction companies on a direct contract basis.

The handing over of the skulls of the Vedda people kept at the Edinburgh University Museum in the United Kingdom took place at a ceremony held at the University of Edinburgh recently.

Accordingly, the Hon. Prime Minister instructed to allocate funds from the Central Cultural Fund for the construction of a museum for the burial of these relics belonging to the Vedda people of archaeological value.

The Committee also approved Rs. 3400 million from the General Treasury for the development projects of the Central Cultural Fund for the year 2021.

GL Peiris, Minister of Education, Gamini Senarath, Secretary to the Prime Minister, Ganesh Dharmawardena, Additional Secretary (Legal) to the Prime Minister, Sunil Hettiarachchi, Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism, Prof. Kapila Gunawardena, Secretary to the Ministry of Religious and Cultural Affairs, Director General of the Central Cultural Fund. Gamini Adhikari, Director General of Archeology Prof. Senarath Dissanayake were also present.