|English||Puppeteers of Lanka|
|Local language||ලංකාවේ රූකඩ ශිල්පියෝ|
Education and Training
The traditional string Puppet Art of Sri Lanka has evolved through centuries and has come a long journey passing golden ages. But it can be observed that puppetry is a declining art form in today’s society. In many cases the existing puppet artists are abandoning this profession and there is less propensity of new generation to this art – mainly due to the lack of earning opportunity in this profession and difficulties in continuing.
The objective of our organization ‘Puppeteers of Lanka’ is to protect and advance this valuable cultural heritage while protecting all the artists including those who are coming from the family of Ganwari Podisirina, pioneer of this art and to improve the propensity of new generation towards this profession. Our attempt is to develop new scripts (plays) relevant to today’s context utilizing new concepts, innovative ideas and technology in addition to the existing traditional items while protecting the puppet art. Our responsibility is to make a prosperous future through our positive objectives.
|Contact Information (Organization)|
|Address||Puppet Museum, Galle Rd, Walagedara, Balapitiya, Sri Lanka.|