Organization - Folk Music Conservation Centre

Folk Music Conservation Centre
Basic Information
English Folk Music Conservation Centre
Local language ජන සංගීත සංරක්ෂණ මධ්‍යස්ථානය
Category Government-Affiliated Organization
Domain Oral Traditions and Expressions
Performing Arts
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Traditional Craftsmanship
Function Research
Education and Training
Established year 2010

The principle objective of this project is the conservation of the information on these aspects of our folk arts which are unique characteristics of the Sri Lankan culture, with a view to making them a part and parcel of the lives of the people in future as well.


From time immemorial, population of Sri Lanka is represented by various ethnic groups such as Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, indigenous people, Ceylon kaffirs, Burgers and Malays. All these races have their own customs and cultural values. However, the rural based Sinhalese Buddhist is rich in cultural values and features.It is of paramount importance to explore and preserve the cultural aspects which are unique to each of these ethnic groups. The Ministry of Culture and Arts has taken steps to establish a Folk music Conservation Centre on 23rd September, 2010,with the assistance of the Royal Norwegian Government.


It provides a better and quality service in Folk Music to become a center of excellence.


To identity, conserve and promote the lyrics of tradition and rituals which have become part and parcel of the Sri Lankan Society, with a view to propagating them to suit with needs of the young generation.

Major Activities
  • To collect folk music and associated artistry in the passion of people in various part of the country and various institutions
  • To conserve such information through recording and making it computerized using digital technology
  • To store as one institution as to enable them to be released for use where necessary
  • To take action to introduce beneficiaries
Contact Information (Organization)
Address 15th Floor, ‘Suhurupaya’, Battaramulla
Tel +94112186252

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