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Doctorates for veteran artistes

Jun 18, 2010 12:10:22 PM - itnnews.lk

Four veteran artistes have been honoured with Doctorates appreciating their valuable contribution to the field of Arts.

The Doctorates were awarded at the Convocation of the University of Visual and Performing Arts. The event was stated at the BMICH. Minister S.B. Dissanayake was the Chief Guest.

“Darshana Soori” Doctorates were conferred on Queen of the Sinhala Cinema Malini Fonseka, Veteran Musician and vocalist Victor Ratnayake, Nimal Welgama for his contribution to ballets and H.A.Karunaratne on behalf of the Visual Arts.

Expressing his views on this occasion, Minister Dissanayake referred to the firm dedication of everyone to moulding innovative intellectuals who can win the world

Vice Chancellor of the University of Visual and Performing Arts Prof. Jayasena Kottegoda was among those who graced the occasion.