Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

01st November 2017 22:52:40 Hours

Aesthetic Talents of Differently-able War Heroes Exposed at Mega Exhibition

Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army, recognizing inborn aesthetic talents of differently-able War Heroes this evening (1) inaugurated a mega exhibition of handicrafts, art work and sculpture, produced by those War Heroes still under recuperation and rehabilitation at J.D.A Perera Gallery, Colombo 7.

This mega exhibition, showcasing more than 300 creative products, has been organized by the Directorate of Rehabilitation with a view to exposing their innate aesthetic talents and also motivating them in this sphere, although many of them remain either visually-impaired, bed-ridden or amputated.

This mega public display would turn a new leaf in their lives since it would be the first exposure for them at a public event, particularly held in a recognized art gallery in the country.

Directorate of Rehabilitation of the Army in coordination with the Ranaviru Resource Centre (RRC) at Wattala initiated this novel project of aesthetic value with the blessings of the Commander of the Army under the supervision of Major General Shavendra Silva, Adjutant General and Brigadier Shantha Thirunaukarisu, Director of Rehabilitation.

This mega exhibition, inclusive of clay, cane, bamboo, palmyrah, flower, bark, paper, leaf, seed, rattan and weaving plant products, sculptures and a variety of artworks, meticulously put together by those War Heroes will remain open to the public from 7.00 pm on Wednesday (1) and from 9.00 am to 10.00 pm on Thursday (2).

Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake taking a close look at those exhibits inquired into their creative aspects and materials used for those products. He also took a keen interest in talking to those producers and shared a couple of views with them during his stay inside the gallery.