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Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that steps will be taken to protect arts and culture

mahinda rajapkshaIssuing a message in connection with the 35th Kala Booshana state awards Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that steps will be taken to protect arts and culture. Minister Dullas Alahapperuma was the chief guest of the awards ceremony. The ceremony has been organized jointly by the Ministries of Buddha-Sasana Cultural and Religious Affairs, Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs, Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs and the Department of Cultural Affairs. More than 200 artists received Kala Booshana awards at the ceremony. Veteran radio announcer Somasiri Chandrasena was among them.