Labour and Foreign Employment Minister Manusha Nanayakkara said that a cultural centre will be provided to the Sri Lankans of African origin (Kaffirs) living in the Sirambiadi area of Puttalam.
He said this will help this community to focus international attention on their culture.
Minister Nanayakkara made these remarks after meeting the Kaffir community in Sirambiadi. He visited the area for research regarding this community.
He observed that this proposed cultural centre will also help in getting the active contribution of this population group to develop tourism. “It will help boost their living standards and income earning opportunities and will also be a platform to showcase their unique culture,” he said.
The Minister engaged in a lengthy discussion with the elders of the community regarding their history, employment conditions and cultural aspects, paying attention to the activities of the youth in the community as well.