The award ceremony will be held today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, the President of the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, to recognize artists who rendered outstanding service to uplift the Sri Lankan arts industry. The event is to be held at 4.00 pm at the Nelum Pokuna Theater.
The 34th annual awards ceremony organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs is being held for the 34th time. There are 200 attendees collective of Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim artists representing all districts.
The awards will be presented in folk, dancing, television, literature, visual arts, drama, photography, music and radio.
Senior artists and a number of distinguished invitees.