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Old April 6th, 2010, 11:55 AM   #1
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Colombo | National Performing Arts Theatre | Completed

Construction of National Performing Art Theatre

Description of the Project :-

The main objective of the project is to provide international level infrastructure facilities with sophisticated modern hi tech facilities for professional and armature artists, researchers, foreign troops and general public to perform, train, and engage in research etc. through construction of a building with 14,000 square meters floor area for Performing Art Theater at Nomads Grounds, Colombo 7.

Location :- Normands Grounds, Ananda Kumarasami Mawatha, Colombo -07
Approximate Cost :- Rs. 3080 Million
Fund :- People’s Republic of China
Beneficiaries :- Sri Lankan and foreign artistes
Duration :- From May 2008 to August 2010
Conducting Institute :- Ministry of Cultural Affairs through Central Cultural Fund


An artist’s impression of the complex once completed
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Old April 6th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #2
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National Performing Arts Theatre scheduled to open in August

Construction of the National Performing Art Theatre is progressing on target with the help of People's Republic of China.

This ultra-modern facility is coming up at the former Nomads Grounds at Ananda Kumaraswami Mawatha in Colombo 07. The approximate cost of this project is 3080 Million rupees and the bulk of the funds are coming from China. The duration of the project is from May 2008 to August 2010.

The Ministry of Cultural Affairs is conducting this mega project through the Central Cultural Fund. The ministry claims that Sri Lankan and foreign artistes will perform here. Chinese funds will be utilized for the construction of the proposed building and for the provision of musical instruments.

The main objective of the project is to provide international level infrastructure facilities with sophisticated modern hi-tech facilities for professional and amateur artists, researchers, foreign troupes and general public to perform, train, and engage in research through the construction of a building with 14,000 square meters floor area. This project will meet the need of the nation to promote excellence in the performing arts field. This theatre will serve the performing artistes and audiences of the country by inspiring and supporting the creation, translation and presentation of the best performances of national and international repertoire.

The structure of this building is similar to the Lotus Pond in Polonnaruwa. The Chinese Government will provide 2430 million rupees and the rest will be provided by the Sri Lankan Government from consolidated funds.

http://www.news.lk/index.php?option=...4580&Itemid=44

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The wonder world of performing artistes

by Padma EDIRISINGHE


The building under construction


Right now it has no name, I mean a cute little name. Its long and official baptismal name however is National Performing Arts Theatre. In Sinhala, Jathika Prasanga Kala Rangahala, a long-felt need in the aesthetic arena of the country.

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According to Cultural Ministry sources, the total project is funded by the Chinese Government - 40 percent as a grant and 60 percent as a soft loan. When the Chinese team came in, they had a look around the island for inspiration from Sri Lanka's traditional architecture, and the Lotus Pond of Polonnaruwa caught their roving eye.

So the Theatre for Performing Arts would bloom out in Colombo 7 in exactly the same aesthetic glory that is stamped in our second capital. Artistic motifs such as Palapethi and Narilatha will embellish its balustrades and stairways and ceilings, evoking the cultural efflorescence of the island of centuries gone by.

Seven storeys high, it is again a Sath Mahal Prasada in itself, sprawling in an area, which according to Ministry sources, spans 2.17 hectares, the building covering 15,562 square metres. Its main components are the theatre hall, rehearsal and dressing rooms, large cafeteria, and car park for 550 vehicles. A sophisticated lighting and sound system is another asset.

The petals as they open out provide seating to spectators. The ensuing dazzling view has only to be seen to be believed, but to be seen it is not yet complete and the accompanying visuals will help, constructing the envisaged Nelum Pokuna that will grace our commercial capital from the dawn of the 21st Century.

Nelum Pokuna! It means the Lotus Pond! What more fitting name than this for a venue of aesthetes that will raise the city to the choicest of the world's mega cities in the sphere of cultural showcasing and entertainment of rich vintage?

http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2010/03/28/spe01.asp

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Old April 6th, 2010, 01:57 PM   #3
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Construction of National Performing Art Theatre

Description of the Project :-

The main objective of the project is to provide international level infrastructure facilities with sophisticated modern hi tech facilities for professional and armature artists, researchers, foreign troops and general public to perform, train, and engage in research etc. through construction of a building with 14,000 square meters floor area for Performing Art Theater at Nomads Grounds, Colombo 7.

Location :- Normands Grounds, Ananda Kumarasami Mawatha, Colombo -07
Approximate Cost :- Rs. 3080 Million
Fund :- People’s Republic of China
Beneficiaries :- Sri Lankan and foreign artistes
Duration :- From May 2008 to August 2010
Conducting Institute :- Ministry of Cultural Affairs through Central Cultural Fund


An artist’s impression of the complex once completed
CHINA IS DESPARATE TO MAKE SRI LANKA AS THEIR ALLIES, CAUSE SRI LANKA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY CHINA NEEDS THEN, CHIN A WOULD CREATE A FENCE AROUND INDIA
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CHINA IS DESPARATE TO MAKE SRI LANKA AS THEIR ALLIES, CAUSE SRI LANKA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY CHINA NEEDS THEN, CHIN A WOULD CREATE A FENCE AROUND INDIA
I don't know what the issue is but you seem to bring politics into everything. When this SL forum was started we all agreed to keep politics out and it has worked quite well so far. I hope you will be kind enough to follow those guidelines instead of ruining thread after thread with politics.
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Outer view of the National Performing Art Theatre after completion.



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Old April 7th, 2010, 07:50 AM   #6
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Lets hope they won't have the area covered off with a huge wall.. that would ruin it.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #7
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I don't know what the issue is but you seem to bring politics into everything. When this SL forum was started we all agreed to keep politics out and it has worked quite well so far. I hope you will be kind enough to follow those guidelines instead of ruining thread after thread with politics.
sry man, but everything about these projects have politics linked to it
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sry man, but everything about these projects have politics linked to it
it depends on how you look. Like Amal said, we have a general consensus not to politicise every issue in SSC. If you do like to talk of those, however there are severla other forums.

Lets try keep it on topic as much as we can ?
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it depends on how you look. Like Amal said, we have a general consensus not to politicise every issue in SSC. If you do like to talk of those, however there are severla other forums.

Lets try keep it on topic as much as we can ?
Tig is being censored for telling the truth?
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Tig is being censored for telling the truth?
Troll alert.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 09:24 AM   #11
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tig is not a troll. However I generally discourage politicised comments irrespective of who posts it.
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tig is not a troll. However I generally discourage politicised comments irrespective of who posts it.
machan, may tig keyana mee harek musleak. troll kenak nemme.
yakoo owerta maykervath thernna.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 05:27 PM   #13
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does anyone know who the architect is?
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does anyone know who the architect is?
Not sure although the builders seem to be a major Chinese construction company called Yanjian Group:
http://english.yanjian.com.cn/Photo/...asp?PhotoID=13
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Old April 21st, 2010, 10:26 AM   #15
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Thanks for sharing the link



Looks nice!!
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Old April 24th, 2010, 03:33 AM   #16
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colombo rules!!!

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Old July 6th, 2010, 08:44 AM   #17
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Looks impressive!

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Does anyone have more inside pix and whether any URL for this.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 02:14 PM   #19
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China gifts performing arts centre

13 February 2011



Wimal Rubasingha

The first International Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) which is a donation from China worth over Rs. 3,200 million will be opened soon. The construction work of this centre which is situated next to the Visual and Performing Arts University of Sri Lanka at Albert Crescent, Colombo 7 will be completed shortly.

The Project Manager IPAC – former Secretary of the Smallholder Development Ministry S. Vithanage said that IPAC has all the facilities of a modern performing art centre.

It consists of an ultra modern moving stage on the ground floor, open arts theatre on fifth floor, 17 dressing rooms, office rooms, canteen and parking facilities for over 300 cars.

The Municipal grounds which has an extent of 2.17 hectares was taken over by the Cultural Ministry to set up the Centre for Performing Arts. The centre is 29 metres high and covers 14,000 square metres, he said.

Construction work of the IPAC is handled by China’s Xanjian Group.

Its Deputy Chief Engineer and the Acting Head of the Chinese Staff Han Chunlei said that more than 100 Chinese engineers, technicians and labourers worked up to last month.

At present there are only 37 engineers and technicians tasked with the responsibility of completing the project on target.

Han said that the interior is expected to be completed before the end of this month.Chinese staff will work in Sri Lanka for a couple of months to train their Sri Lankan counterparts in the maintenance and operations work of the centre.

Sri Lankan engineers Gamunu Silva and Nimal Silva are the engineering consultant and architectural consultant for the project.

http://lankagazette.com/topstories/c...g-arts-centre/
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Old February 17th, 2011, 03:01 PM   #20
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It does look stunning. Especially from the independence avenue.
Hopefully they'd have good maintenance or that glass would be horrible to look at after a while.
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