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Jaffna Cultural Centre marks India - Sri Lanka cooperation

The Jaffna Cultural Centre, built with Indian government grants, was inaugurated on Saturday in Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the centre an "important initiative" that signifies the close cultural cooperation between India and Sri Lanka.

Monday, 13th February 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the centre an "important initiative" that signifies the close cultural cooperation between India and Sri Lanka.

The Jaffna Cultural Centre, built with Indian government grants, was inaugurated on Saturday in Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the centre an "important initiative" that signifies the close cultural cooperation between India and Sri Lanka.

PM Modi laid the groundwork for the centre in 2015 and expressed gratitude for the occasion. President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was present at the inauguration, called the Jaffna Cultural Centre a "major project" between the two nations and thanked PM Modi for the same.

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting L Murugan, while inaugurating the centre, announced a special financial assistance scheme for 100 University of Jaffna students from economically backward families. The centre is next to the iconic Jaffna Public Library and will be the tallest building in Jaffna town.

Conceived as a reconciliation project, the Jaffna Cultural Centre aims to expand the cultural infrastructure for the people of the Northern Province. The centre has multiple facilities, such as a museum on two floors, a state-of-the-art theatre-style auditorium for over 600 people, an 11-story learning tower, and a public square that doubles as an arena.

The Jaffna Cultural Centre was dedicated to the people of Sri Lanka in the presence of President Wickremesinghe, Union Minister Murugan, the High Commissioner, Honorable Ministers, Members of Parliament, and dignitaries from all walks of life. The Indian Embassy in Sri Lanka tweeted about the dedication of the iconic centre, and the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka shared glimpses of the event on Twitter.

The Jaffna Cultural Centre symbolises the close cultural cooperation between India and Sri Lanka. The centre is a magnificent example of a development partnership between the two nations and will benefit the people of Sri Lanka. The centre's multiple facilities will provide the people of the Northern Province with the much-needed cultural infrastructure and support for their growth and development. With the inauguration of the Jaffna Cultural Centre, India and Sri Lanka have taken a step forward in their partnership, and the future looks promising for both nations.