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  • The US Embassy provides a grant to Peradeniya University to help preserving Sri Lankan Ritual Dances for Future Generations

    The US Embassy has awarded a grant of US$ 115,000 (Rs 16.7 Million) to the University of Peradeniya to document and preserve four traditional ritual dance forms and related crafts The grant will support the Department of Fine Arts to preserve and to share the following performing arts traditions: 1) upcountry Kandyan Kohomba Kankariyadance, 2) Northern and Eastern Tamil Koothu dance drama, 3) Adivasi ritual and cultural practices from Batticaloa and Polonnaruwa districts, and 4) a southern dance-drama ritual performance from the Kolamtradition in Matara.