Posted on 02.16.2021 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
The government’s economic development drive is heading in the wrong direction as more valuable lands in Colombo city are on the selling prospect list in the name of ‘development with the private partnership.’
Plans are underway to sell valuable Sudarshi Building and the surrounding land situated close to BMICH to the private company against most artists’ wishes.
Sudarshi, Known as the heart of the dramatists, the building has been using to practise drama and use it as a hub for urban cultural work. On two occasions in 2009 and 2016, it was on attempted sale and turned down by the authorities due to resistance.
However, the head of the institution W Jayasiri told media that he discusses this with the line minister Vidura Wickramanayake.
(Picture – Famous Fig tree at Sudarshi where, prior to building a hall, drama practices were done)