Workshop on cultural heritage
The Culture and the Arts Ministry in collaboration with UNESCO
organised the first national workshop on the implementation of UNESCO
2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The workshop is held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute from June
25 to 29.
It will be attended by national and international professionals in
UNESCO has been organising such workshops in various regions aiming
at an efficient implementation of the convention at national and global
levels. These workshops are funded by the Japanese government under the
UNESCO- Japan Funds in Trust Cooperation framework, a Culture and the
Arts Ministry spokesperson said.
Culture and the Arts Minister T B Ekanayake, National Heritage
Minister Jagath Balasuriya, Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO
Secretary General Prithi Perera, National Heritage Ministry Secretary
Kanthi Wijethunga, Culture and the Arts Ministry Secretary Wimal
Rubasinghe, Japanese ambassador to Sri Lanka Nobuhito Hobo, UNESCO New
Delhi Director Shigeru Aoyagi and Bhutan, India and Maldives
representatives participated in this event.