A programme will be launched to conserve the old “Nurthi Gee” of the Tower Hall era.
It is the responsibility of Sri Lankans to protect the cultural and literary heritage of which the country has been proud. The Government has taken the measure to conserve the gradually disappearing cultural features for centuries to come. As the initial step, the Ministry has launched a programme to conserve the old stage songs known as “Nurthi Gee”. The programme consists of documentation, recording and enhancing facilities to study them. Assistance of all Nurthi artistes spread throughout the country will be sought for this purpose. It is expected to present these old songs through the electronic media in order to draw the present generation towards these songs of the Tower Hall era. The Ministry will also renovate the Tower Hall auditorium, print literature and launch websites to raise awareness on the cultural heritage. A commemorative coin and a CD of stage songs of yesteryear will also be issued. Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi and Ministry officials inspected the activities.