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“Lak Shilpa” Colombo Handicrafts Market – Special Handicrafts Marketing Promotion Program …

“Lak Shilpa” Colombo Handicrafts Market Special Promotion Program organized by the National Crafts Council with the objective of promoting the market for the products of local handicraftsmen, under the patronage of Hon. Prasanna Ranaweera, Minister of Rattan, Brass, Pottery, Furniture & Rural Industry Promotion on 24th March 2022 at Diyatha Uyana premises.

Secretary to the State Ministry, Mr. Vijitha Bandaranayake, Chairman of the National Crafts Council, Mr. Sampath Erahapola and many other government officials were present on the occasion.

This program is held on every Thursday at Diyatha Uyana premises with various sales stalls.

Handover equipment to the Diwulapitiya Hunumulla Crafts Society …

State Minister of Rattran, Brass, Pottery, Furniture & Rural Industrial Promotion, Hon. Prasanna Ranaweera handover equipment to the craftsmen of Hunumilla Crafts Society in the Diwulapitiya Divisional Secretariat in the Gampaha District on 21.02.2022.

State Minister of Rural Housing and Construction & Building Materials Industries Promotion, Hon. Indika Anuruddha and Mr. Sampath Erahapola, Chairman of the National Crafts Council also participated on this occasion.

Handover equipment to the craftsmen in Bothale Pahalagama Village …

State Minister of Rattran, Brass, Pottery, Furniture & Rural Industrial Promotion, Hon. Prasanna Ranaweera handover equipment to the craftsmen of Bothale Pahalagama village in the Mirigama Divisional Secretariat in the Gampaha District on 18.02.2022.

Hon. (Mrs.) Kokila Gunawardhana, Member of Parliament, local politicians, Mr. Sampath Erahapola, Chairman of the National Crafts Council, officials of the National Crafts Council and some handicraftsmen were also present on the occasion.

“Raja Wasa”

National Crafts Council & State Trading (General) Corporation Signed a MOU on 15th of February 2022 at the State Ministry Of Rattan, Brass, Pottery, Furniture & Rural Industrial Promotion. The objective of signing the MOU is to provide the sales facilities for handicraftsmen on every weekend in “Raja Wasa” Super market premises in Narahenpita.

Mr. Sampath Erahapola, Chairman of the National Crafts Council and Mr. Yoga Perera, Chairman of the State Trading (General) Corporation became an agreement in front of the Mr. Vijitha Bandaranayake, Secretary to the State Ministry, Officers of the State Ministry, Mrs. Chandramali Liyanage, Director of the National Crafts Council & Officers of the State Trading Corporation.

“Shilpa Harasara” (Uva Province)

“Shilpa Abhimani – 2021” Presidential Awards Handicrafts Uva Provincial Awards Ceremony was held on 09.02.2022 at the “Simon Peiris” Auditorium, Badulla under the patronage of Mr. Sampath Erahapola, Chairman of the National Crafts Council and Mr. A.J.M. Muzammil, the Governor of the Uva Province.

National Industrial Exhibition “KARMANTHA 2022” …

Inauguration ceremony of “KARMANTHA 2022” was held under the patronage of Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Wimal Weerawansa, Minister of Industries and Hon. Prasanna Ranaweera, State Minister of Rattan, Brass, Pottery, Furniture and Rural Industrial Promotion and participation of many other invited guests.

There were also stalls reserved for the National Crafts Council, which were able to attract the attention of the visitors.

Chairman meets artisans in the Northern Province …

Mr. Sampath Erahapola, Chairman of the National Crafts Council and Mr. A. Lakkathas, Additional Secretary (SME), State Ministry of Rattan, Brass, Pottery, Furniture and Rural Industrial Promotion met artisans in several areas including Thalaimannar and Nervilikulam in the Mannar District on 01.02.2022.

They discussed the problems of the artisans and inspected the designs and gave instructions to improve their quality. Mr. Sarath Gunathilaka, Deputy Director (Development) (Acting) of the National Crafts Council and a number of officials were also present on the occasion.

“Shilpa Abhimani – 2021” National Handicrafts Presidential Awards Ceremony …

The National Handicrafts Presidential Awards Ceremony, which honors the winners of the “Shilpa Abhimani – 2021” National Handicrafts Competition, was held under the patronage of His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 25.01.2022 at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Center.

Hon. Wimal Weerawansa, Minister of Industries, Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma, Minister of Mass Media, Hon. Prasanna Ranaweera, State Minister of Rattan, Brass, Pottery, Furniture and Rural Industrial Promotion, Gen. Daya Ratnayake, Secretary to the Ministry of Industries, Mr. Vijitha Bandaranayake Secretary to the State Ministry of Rattan, Brass, Pottery, Furniture and Rural Industrial Promotion, Mr. Sampath Erahapola, Chairman of the National Crafts Council and many other invited guests were present.

Chairman inspects “Hana” cultivation lands with Secretary to the State Ministry …

Mr. Vijitha Bandaranaike, Secretary to the State Ministry of Rattan, Brass, Clay, Furniture and Rural Industry Promotion with Mr. Priyantha Madukumara, Private Secretary to the Minister of Rattan, Brass, Clay, Furniture and Rural Industry Promotion, Mr. Sampath Erahapola, Chairman, National Crafts Council inspected the proposed land for cultivation of “Hana” as raw material in Anuradhapura District on 31.07.2021. Mr. Sarath Gunathilaka, Deputy Director (Development) (Acting) of the National Crafts Council, Mr. Sunanda Bandara, Assistant Director and Mr. Ekanayake, Forest Conservation Officer were also present on the occasion.

This cultivation land has been given by the Anuradhapura District Forest Office to the National Crafts Council for the cultivation of raw materials required by local handicraftsmen.

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