Japan Gives Half Million Dollar Grant to Sri Lanka for Animation Studio

Japan Provides a Grant of Rs. 54 Million for Improvement of Production Facilities at Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC)

The Government of Japan has agreed to provide a grant of Rs. 54 million (Japanese Yen 41,700,000) for Improvement of Production Facilities at Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC).

Under this project, a new 3D Animation Studio will be established enabling Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) to produce new 2D and 3D animation TV programmes and it is also expected to raise the quality of cartoon production in Sri Lanka to International standards. This Project will be carried out with the concurrence of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The signing of Exchange of Notes pertaining to the above Grant took place today, at the Ministry of Finance and Planning. His Excellency Kunio Takahashi, Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka signed the Exchange of Notes on behalf of the Government of Japan while P B Jayasundera, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Planning singed on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka. A Grant Agreement was also signed by P B Jayasundera, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Planning and Akira Shimura, Senior Representative of JICA Sri Lanka Office on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka and JICA respectively. Mr. M P D U K Mapa Pathirana, Director General, Department of External Resources also participated at this occasion.

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  • http://www.animationinsider.net/ Aaron B.

    Technically, the funds aren’t so that SLRC will build an entirely new animation facility, but for them to upgrade their existing digs… making them up-to-spec and more appropriate for producing animation in the twenty-first century. Sri Lankan animation needs a push in the right direction, but upgrading a state-owned studio is only part of the solution.