Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Sri Lankan crafts council to unveil handicraft map
Sri Lankan crafts council to unveil handicraft map
08
Feb '13
The Sri Lankan National Crafts Council is already working on plans to prepare a handicraft map, which is proposed to be launched on March 19 this year, Mr. V Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development, has said.
 
Development of the handicraft sector is a focus area for Mahinda Chinthana future vision, the Government’s long-term development programme for the country, the Secretary said.
 
He said it is important to pull together all details regarding distribution of the handicraft industry in the country, as this would pave the path for the sector’s development.
 
The main aim behind preparing the handicraft map is to identify the modern and traditional industries and distribution areas across the country, and to point out hereditary villages specializing in certain workshops and handicrafts.
 
The handicraft map would help the sector and the country in attracting domestic as well as foreign tourists, he said.
 
Jagath Jayasooriya, an artist registered with the National Crafts Council and a winner of national award has been assigned the task of preparing the map, Council Chairman Buddhi Keerthisena said.
 
The map launch event would be sponsored by the Indian High Commission, Mr. Sivagnanasothy said during a press conference at the National Crafts Council in Battaramulla.
 
Indian High Commission Counsellor (Information) Birender Singh said it is important to foster and develop Sri Lanka’s handicraft industry.
 
Ms. Jaya Jaitly, Chairperson of New Delhi-based Dastkari Haat Samiti, who would instruct and guide the programme, said the Samiti has for long been associated with the National Crafts Council.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Govt constitutes GST Feedback and Action Room

The Government of India has constituted a Feedback and Action Room...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

India’s cotton textile exports fell in FY17: Tamta

The overall export of cotton textiles from India declined in 2016-17...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Stella McCartney, Bolt Threads partner for eco fashion

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has partnered with Bolt Threads for ...

Interviews View All

Amrit Sethia
SOIE

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Darshan Mehta
Infinium Polychem

We are spending double digit figures on R&D

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X