The Tenth Governing Board Meeting of the SAARC Cultural Centre

The Tenth Governing Board Meeting of the SAARC Cultural Centre was held from 30th to 31st October 2018 at the Mount Lavinia Hotel in Sri Lanka.  The SAARC Member States of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were represented at this meeting.  The Tenth Governing Board Members are as follows:

  1. Mr. Mohammad Shafiq Ahmadzai, Executive Secretary to the Minister of Information and Culture in Afghanistan.
  2. Mr. Abdul Mannan Illias, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh.
  3. Mrs. Rajashree Behera, Director, Indian Cultural Centre, representing India.
  4. Ms. Mariyam Azra Ahmed, State Minister, Ministry of Education, Department of Heritage, Maldives.
  5. Ms. Dhana Kumari Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Nepal in Sri Lanka.
  6. Mr. Intisar Ahmad Sulehry, the Press Attaché of the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka.
  7. Ms. Anoja Guruge, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Sri Lanka.
  8. Ms. Thiloma Abayajeewa, Acting Deputy Director South Asia and SAARC Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka.
  9. Ms. Nuwandi Jayasuriya, Assistant Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka.
  10. Ms. Varuni Muthukumarana, Director, Education, Security and Culture, SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  11. Ms. Renuka Ekanayake, Director of the SAARC Cultural Centre.

Ms. Anoja Guruge, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Sri Lanka chaired the meeting on behalf of the Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Sri Lanka.  The Board of Governors deliberated on the activities of the SAARC Cultural Centre and unanimously approved the Programmes for 2019.