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Tagore Memorial Auditorium dedicated to people in Sri Lanka

The Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium built with Indian grant assistance was dedicated to the people in a special function held in Sri Lanka yesterday. The auditorium, largest in any of the universities in Sri Lanka was dedicated jointly by High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Vice Chancellor at the University of Ruhuna, Matara in Southern Province.

The project is part of ongoing development partnership between both the countries in the field of higher education. An MoU in this regard was signed between Government of India and Government of Sri Lanka in March 2016. The total cost of the project is Rs 14.3 crore.  And the contract for the construction of the Auditorium was awarded to Link Engineering (Pvt.) Limited in 2016.

Constructed in an area of about 3000 square meters, while capturing the unique architectural model of the Ruhuna University, the Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium boasts of well-equipped theatre facilities with 1500 seating capacity.

The buildings of the Ruhuna University have been designed under the guidance of Geoffrey Bawa and auditorium too is designed to conform to the philosophy of Tropical Modernism by Bawa. The auditorium adds to the University landscape with characteristic and aesthetic tiled roof.

The auditorium named after Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore is a symbol of cultural links with India and upholds his legacy.

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