Nelum Pokuna – The Lotus Pond

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Sri Lanka at all times had an enormous variety of playwrights and stage drama actors and actresses. What they introduced in entrance of us at all times took us into the very imaginary worlds and feelings of the author with none issue. The performing arts sector at all times had the scarcity of a effectively outfitted and effectively “technically fortified” theatre for his or her practices, rehearsals, and for grand scale events which required the service of state-of-the-art sound techniques, superior lighting techniques and a substantial quantity of seating amenities. In different phrases, we did not have a spot to be known as the crown jewel of performing arts, till the Lotus Pond was opened on the 15th December 2011, for the Sri Lankans.

The Lotus Pond, or the final Sinhala Translation; “Nelum Pokuna” was an thought of the President Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa. The thought was to construct a theatre to go well with all of the above talked about wants of the performing arts sector. The goal of presenting and exchanging the performing arts of Sri Lanka with different international locations and nationalities was additionally within the precedence checklist. The Lotus Pond is the realized dream that may carry the performing arts sector to new heights and open doorways to newer paths and variations of the sector quickly.

The seen construction is just like a lotus of 5 petals in bloom. The development of the theatre was a breakthrough within the Sri Lanka actual property growth sector and Sri Lanka engineering expertise. The Lotus Pond was a results of Sri Lanka and China friendship program which reached the expense peak of three.eight million Sri Lanka rupees upon completion. The Distinctive design considerably resembles the Opera Home Australia or the Hen’s nest China itself was a design of the Beijin Institute of Architectural Designs. China supplied with 2.four million Sri Lanka rupees out of the whole price.

The development began within the yr 2006 and the land used for the theatre was the previous Nomad floor on at No.110, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07 and took 4 years to finish. The theatre was opened by the President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse and the China’s Vice President of the Chinese language Republican Committee, Sang Chiang.

The constructing has two flooring beneath the bottom and 5 flooring above the bottom. The theatre covers an space of 15562 sq. meters and the principle auditorium offers seating capability to 1228 spectators. The theatre can also be loaded with rehearsal rooms, two extra stage performing halls, a library and an open air stage has to seating capability for about 300 spectators on the highest flooring.

Till this was constructed, the actual property builders by no means knew that one thing like this was ever doable within the nation. It’s apparent that this masterpiece will certainly uplift the performing arts sector of our nation in addition to the Actual property growth.

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