All Projects, Museums and Centers of the Central Cultural Fund, are open for both local and foreign tourists from today (2021-07-19) onwards. Everyone are requested to wear a mask, to maintain your distance and to follow all the sanitary procedures provided by the Ministry of Health.

 

Prof. Gamini Ranasinghe, Director General of the Central Cultural Fund, chaired a discussion on the current issues of the projects at the Dr. Roland Silva Memorial Mural Conservation Hall, Dambulla on Friday, 09th of April, with the participation of all the Directors, Assistant Directors and Project Managers of CCF.

Officials presented positive suggestions and ideas for the enhancement of the Central Cultural Fund. Mr. Wimal R. Gamage, Chief Auditor of the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, delivered a speech on Finance Management to the Project Managers.

After the meeting, a field visit was conducted by Director General, Director - International Relations and Tourism and Dambulla project officers at Dambulla Project.

The head office of the Central Cultural Fund, which was located at the 4th floor, Stage II of Sethsiripaya, was relocated to No. 212/1, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07 office. Administration Division, Media Division and International Relations & Tourism Division were moved to No. 37/33, Bullers Lane.

After a pirith chanting session held on 30th of March, 2021 at 9.00 am, the duties of the place commenced with the blessings of the Maha Sangha. The event was attended by the Honourable Maha Sangha, the Board of Directors including the Director General and the staff of the Central Cultural Fund.

Conservation of murals in the ancient Tampita Viharaya of the Kandyan era at the Bibila, Kotasara Piyangala Raja Maha Viharaya was started by the Central Cultural Fund at on the 20th of March 2021, at the auspicious time 11.15 am.